A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: FSA, FCIC, FS, NOAA
FARM SERVICE AGENCY
Notice requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collections associated with Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program and Pandemic Assistance for Timber and Haulers and Harvesters Program. Info here.
FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION
Final rule announcing the FCIC is amending its regulations to revise organic terminology to be consistent with USDA’s National Organic Program, provide cover crop relief for prevented planting situations, add flexibility to the prevented planting provisions, provide an option for rice producers to delay measurement of farm-stored production, allow enterprise units by type for sunflowers, add earlage and snaplage as an acceptable method of harvest for corn, clarify that in a loss situation when a producer changes their planned method of harvest they must notify insurance providers before harvest begins, and clarify enterprise and optional unit insurance choices for contract seed bean producers. Info here.
Notice listing all newspapers that will be used by the Ranger Districts, Grasslands, Forests, and the Regional Office of the Southern Region to publish notices in the applicable newspaper of record identified for the National Forest System unit. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule closing the Atlantic herring fishery and implementing a 2,000-lb (907.2-kg) possession limit for herring in all Herring Management Areas. Info here.
Temporary rule reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from pot catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet length overall and trawl catcher vessels to catcher vessels less than 60 feet length overall using hook-and-line or pot gear, pot catcher/processors, and American Fisheries Act trawl catcher/processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.
Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Bering Sea subarea and Eastern Aleutian District of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access sector fishery. Info here.