A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, EPA, FCIC
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule to amend Marketing Order No. 984, which regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice of the EPA’s preliminary work plans for the following chemicals: Bacillus subtilis, bromine, fluxapyroxad, and penthiopyrad. Info here.
Notice of EPA’s interim or final registration review decisions for the following chemicals: pasteuria species, pseudomonas syringae; and trimethylamine and trimethylamine hydrochloride. In addition, this notice announces the closure of the registration review case for cryolite, furfural, mefluidide, and sabadilla alkaloids because the last U.S. registrations for these pesticides have been canceled. Info here.
Notice announcing the availability of EPA’s draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the registration review of polybutene resins. Info here.
FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION
Final rule is amending FCIC’s walnut crop insurance regulations to remove the minimum acreage insurability requirement. This change will align the insurability requirements for walnut crop insurance with other tree nut insurance policies. Info here.