A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FWS
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice that EPA has received a specific exemption request from the Hawaii Department of Agriculture for use of the pesticide DQB Males ( Wolbachia pipientis, DQB strain, contained in live adult Culex quinquefasciatus males), to treat up to 20,000 acres of State, Federal, and private wildlife conservation areas throughout the State of Hawaii and to control Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes, a vector of avian malaria. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule announcing that whitebark pine ( Pinus albicaulis), a high-elevation tree species found across western North America, is being listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here