A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Kentucky
HB 306 authorizes the state’s Department of Agriculture to establish dates for pesticide licensing and registration renewals and removes references to a Johnson grass eradication program.. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Vermont
H 697 authorizes enrollment of reserve forestland in the Use Value Appraisal Program as a new category of managed forestland where active growing and harvesting of forest crops would not be required. Info here.
REGULATORY: AMS, CFTC, EPA, FCA, FWS,
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule directing that a referendum be conducted among eligible first handlers and importers of honey or honey products to determine whether they favor continuance of the Agriculture Marketing Service’s regulations regarding a national honey packers and importers research and promotion program. Info here.
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Proposed rule announcing that the CFTC is proposing to amend its interest rate swap clearing requirement regulations adopted under applicable provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act in light of the global transition from reliance on certain interbank offered rates. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that the EPA is extending the comment period for the Draft Recommended Aquatic Life Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS). The comment period is scheduled to close on June 2, 2022. Info here.
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
Final rule announcing a reorganization, revision, and expansion of the Interagency Questions and Answers Regarding Flood Insurance. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Notice announcing that FWS received an application from Zenodro Homes, Inc for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.