A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Georgia
HB 1150 provides that no private nuisance actions shall be filed against any agricultural facility, agricultural operation, any agricultural operation at an agricultural facility, agricultural support facility or any operation at an agricultural support facility unless the plaintiff legally possesses the real property affected by the condition alleged to be a nuisance. Info here.
REGULATORY: APHIS, NOAA, RHS
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Final rule advising the public of APHIS’ decision to authorize the importation of fresh avocado fruit from continental Ecuador into the continental United States. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing that Mariana Fuentes, Ph.D., Florida State University, has applied in due form for a modification to take green (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii), and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles for purposes of scientific research. Info here.
Notice announcing that NOAA/NMFS has issued two incidental harassment authorizations to the City of Seattle to incidentally harass marine mammals during in-water construction activities. Info here.
RURAL HOUSING SERVICE
Notice announcing that RHS is soliciting competitive preapplications under the Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program for fiscal year 2022, to make available grant funds to sponsoring organizations for the repair or rehabilitation of housing owned or occupied by low- and very-low-income rural citizens under the HPG Program. Info here.