A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: CFTC, FCSIC, FWS, FDA
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Final rule announcing that the CFTC is amending Rule 143.8, its rule that governs the maximum amount of civil monetary penalties imposed under the Commodity Exchange Act, to adjust for inflation. Info here.
FARM CREDIT SYSTEM INSURANCE CORPORATION
Final rule implementing inflation adjustments to civil money penalties that the FCSIC may impose under the Farm Credit Act. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule announcing that FWS is withdrawing its August 6, 2013, proposed rules to list Graham’s beardtongue (Penstemon grahamii) and White River beardtongue (Penstemon scariosus var. albifluvis) as threatened species throughout their ranges and to designate critical habitat for these two plant species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Notice announcing that FWS has received an application from the Ramona Municipal Water District for a 4-year incidental take permit for the endangered Stephens’ kangaroo rat and arroyo toad pursuant to the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule announcing a public hearing on scientific data and information related to the residue of carcinogenic concern for the new animal drug carbadox, a carcinogenic new animal drug used in swine feed. Info here.
Final rule revoking the standard of identity for French dressing. Info here.