A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, APHIS, FWS, NOAA, USDA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule proposing to increase the assessment rate of avocados grown in south Florida as recommended by the Avocado Administrative Committee. Info here.
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Proposed rule extending the comment period for the proposed rule that would revise the regulations to establish standards governing the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of birds, excluding birds bred for use in research, covered under the Animal Welfare Act. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Notice announcing that FWS has received an application from Monterey Park Retail Partners, LLC, for renewal of an incidental take permit pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Notice announcing that FWS has received an incidental take permit application from the Oregon Department of Forestry, associated with the Western Oregon State Forests habitat conservation plan, pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANTIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing that NOAA/NMFS issued an incidental harassment authorization to Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC to incidentally harass marine mammals during marine site characterization surveys off New Jersey and New York. Info here.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Notice announcing a public meeting of the USDA Equity Commission and Subcommittee for Agriculture that will address how to improve access and advance equity. Info here.