A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, APHIS, FWS, FDA, NOAA, RBCS
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Final rule implementing a recommendation from the Administrative Committee for Pistachios to increase the assessment rate established for the 2021-22 and subsequent production years. Info here.
Final rule implementing a recommendation from the Texas Valley Citrus Committee to increase the assessment rate established for the 2021-22 and subsequent fiscal periods. Info here.
Final rule decreasing the assessment rate established from the 2021-2022 fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years for pecans grown in 15 states. Info here.
Proposed rule asking for comments a recommendation from the California Olive Committee to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2022 fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years. Info here.
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice announcing APHIS’ preliminary concurrence with the World Organization for Animal Health’s bovine spongiform encephalopathy risk designation for Ireland. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Notice announcing the availability of our Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) Draft Recovery Plan. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled “Reconditioning of Fish and Fishery Products by Segregation.” Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule removing Johnson’s seagrass (Halophila johnsonii) from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species. Info here.
Notice announcing permitting amendments, and permit modifications have been issued under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE
Notice announcing that RBCS is inviting applications for the Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant program. Info here.