A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.




Notice announcing that AMS is providing an additional 30 days for comments and information from the public to assist AMS in preparing the report required by the Executive Order (EO) titled “Promoting Competition in the American Economy,” which creates a White House Competition Council and directs Federal agencies to enhance fairness and competition across America’s economy. The EO directs the Secretary of Agriculture to prepare a number of reports. To comment on the report regarding concerns and strategies for ensuring that the intellectual property system, click here. To comment on the report regarding concerns and strategies to promote competition in the food and agricultural markets, click here. To comment on the report identifying difficulties and potential policy solutions for the fertilizer market, click here.


Final rule announcing that on December 28, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an order in the case of State of New York et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, which resulted in a stay of the effectiveness for an October 30, 2020 final rule amending certain provisions of EPA’s Agricultural Worker Protection Standard regulations under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Info here.

Proposed rule announcing an extension to the comment period for the proposed rule requiring an owner or operator of a facility to prepare and submit a plan for responding, to the maximum extent practicable, to a worst case discharge, and to a substantial threat of such a discharge, of a hazardous substance published in the Federal Register on March 28, 2022. Info here.


Notice announcing the availability of a final guidance for industry entitled “Reducing Microbial Food Safety Hazards in the Production of Seed for Sprouting.” Info here.