A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, EPA, FWS, NRCS
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Final rule pursuant to the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act and the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order, this rulemaking decreases the current rate of assessment of 0.40 percent of the market value of live porcine animals to 0.35 percent and decreases the amount of assessment per pound due on imported pork and pork products. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Fina rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 5-sulfo-, sodium salt (1:1), polymer with 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol and 2,2′-oxybis[ethanol], when used as an inert ingredient in a pesticide chemical formulation. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule reclassifying the palo de rosa (Ottoschulzia rhodoxylon) from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE
Notice that the Secretary of Agriculture has determined that cost share payments made by the Florida’s Save Our Indian River Lagoon Program are primarily for the purpose of conserving soil and water resources or protecting and restoring the environment. Info here.