A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Kansas
HB 2605 increases the rural population requirement maximum for the veterinary training program for rural Kansas and creates a food animal percentage requirement that may be fulfilled in lieu thereof. Info here.
REGULATORY: EPA, FWS, FSIS, USDA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Bacillus subtilis strain AFS032321 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Notice announcing the availability of a draft habitat conservation plan and draft categorical exclusion for activities associated with an application for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice announcing FSISs intention to request a new information collection for pilot projects that test different control strategies for Salmonella contamination in poultry products. Info here.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Notice announcing that USDA is forming a Rural Community Economic Development Subcommittee that will be charged with providing recommendations on issues and concerns related to rural development, persistent poverty, and underserved communities. Info here.