A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.



Farm Credit Administration

Notice that the Agencies propose to supplement the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance with new questions and answers regarding the acceptance of flood insurance policies issued by private insurers pursuant to the Agencies’ private flood insurance final rule issued in February 2019. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Temporary rule prohibiting retention of Pacific cod by American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher/processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). Info here.

Correction for the regulations governing the West Coast Sablefish Primary fishery after the expiration of the emergency rule to temporarily extend the 2020 season for the Sablefish Primary fishery. Info here.

LEGISLATIVE: Includes Utah


SB 147 changes the state’s Agricultural Code regarding confinement of egg-laying hens. Specifically, beginning January 1, 2025, farm owners and operators will be prohibited from confining egg-laying hens in an enclosure that is not a cage-free housing system or that has less usable floor space per hen than required by specific industry guidelines, with certain exceptions. Info here.