The subject of the following paper are the legal aspects of the environmental protection in agriculture in Poland. The agricultural activity is the most common way in which man may influence the environment and contribute to sustainble developement. That’s why it is so important to provide for legal regulations in this matter and encourage the introduction or maintenance of particular farming practices which are compatible with the requirements of environmental protection. The paper describes the main regulations in this subject. First of all it takes into account the general polish act on environmental protection and analyses the provisions that may regard the agriculture producting process, in particular, the various conditions of soil, water, plants and livestock protection. Further, there are demonstrated others, more detailed, regulations which concern the protection of water, the protection of agricultural and forest lands, the rules of using packing materials, fertilizers and refuses. Furthermore the paper emphasizes the regulations of the organic farming which constitutes the new aspect in the polish legislation. The starting point for the analysis in this domain are polish definitions of orgnic farm and organic product and the conditions of carrying such a farm on. There is also analysed the relation between polish organic farming acts introduced before and after the accession of Poland in the European Union and the community regulation. In conclusion, the author of the paper appreciates that the polish legislator increases his consideration on the environmental protection in agricultural production, but also presents some proposals for further legal solutions to improve eco-compatible farming practices.