A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Wisconsin
SB 893 allows any interest in a farm implement to be transferred without probate to a designated beneficiary. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Florida
SB 882 requires each water management district governing board to develop a list of critical wetlands for acquisition using funds from the Land Acquisition Trust Fund, and requires each board to consider certain criteria when including wetlands on the list and to notify owners of property contemplated to be included on the list. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Kansas
SB 261 prohibits the use of identifiable meat terms on the labels of meat analogs when such labels do not include proper qualifying language to indicate that such products do not contain meat. Info here.
REGULATORY: EPA, FSA, FDA, NOAA, USDA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Proposed rule to add Chitosan to the list of active ingredients permitted in exempted minimum risk pesticide products. EPA is announcing the availability of and is soliciting comment on data related to the aquatic toxicity of chitosan salts. Info here.
Notice in accordance with the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of a request by a registrant to voluntarily cancel a certain pesticide registration. Info here.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY
Notice announcing the availability of $50 million for the new Cotton and Wool Apparel Program, which will support the domestic markets for wool and Pima cotton by assisting eligible apparel manufacturers of men’s and boys’ worsted wool suits, sport coats, pants, or Pima cotton dress shirts; Pima cotton spinners; and wool fabric manufacturers and wool spinners. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing that the FDA is amending the temporary permit issued to Kraft Foods Inc. to market test a product designated as “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese” that deviates from the standards of identity for parmesan cheese and grated cheeses. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing that NOAA/NMFS has issued an incidental harassment authorization to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory to incidentally harass marine mammals during geophysical surveys of the Guerrero Gap off the coast of Mexico in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Info here.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Notice announcing a public meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development, The Global Food Security Crisis: Exploring the Evidence Base and Lessons from the Past to Strengthen Agricultural, Nutrition, and Food Systems in the Face of Shocks. Info here.