A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Final rule amending the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances section of the organic regulations to implement recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture by the National Organic Standards Board. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing that NMFS, have completed a comprehensive status review under the Endangered Species Act for the shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) in response to a petition from Defenders of Wildlife to list the species. After reviewing the best scientific and commercial data available, including the Status Review Report, NOAA/NMFA has determined that listing the shortfin mako shark as a threatened or endangered species under the ESA is not warranted. Info here.