Consider obtaining the free book, “Summary of Federal Laws and Regulations Affecting Agricultural Employers, 2000,” to learn about agriculture employment law. The book can be ordered from the USDA, or downloaded online in a pdf format.

The 63-page document summarizes each of the major federal laws and regulations relating to employment, and then explains how each applies to agricultural operations.

To download a free copy, visit the Web site:

You also can buy a copy by calling the USDA order desk at: (800) 999-6779. Ask for publication number 719.