A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes California
AB 2895 revises the provisions regulating temporary changes due to a transfer or exchange of water rights, including specifying that those provisions apply to a person who proposes a temporary change for purposes of preserving and enhancing wetlands habitat, fish, and wildlife resources or recreation. Info here.
AB 778 requires a California state-owned or state-run institution that purchases agricultural food products to implement necessary practices to achieve a goal of ensuring that at least 60% of the agricultural food products that it purchases in a calendar year are grown or produced in the state by December 31, 2025. Info here.
AB 2964 amends the California Farmland Conservancy Program Act to expressly authorize the interest earned on those continuously appropriated moneys to be deposited into the fund for projects and activities on agricultural lands that support agricultural conservation and sustainable land management. Info here.
REGULATORY: Includes APHIS, CCC, EPA, FDA, FWS, FNS, FS, USDA
COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION
Notice announcing the fiscal year 2023 (2022 crop year) overall sugar marketing allotment quantity, State cane sugar allotments, and sugar beet and sugarcane processor allocations, which apply to all domestic beet and cane sugar marketed for human consumption in the United States from October 1, 2022, through September 30, 2023. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of propamocarb in or on onion, bulb, crop subgroup 3-07A; leek; and kale. Info here.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
Notice announcing the public meeting entitled “Animal Generic Drug User Fee Act.” Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule announcing that FWS is reopening the comment period on the October 25, 2021, proposed rule to designate critical habitat for the coastal distinct population segment of Pacific marten (coastal marten) (Martes caurina), a mammal species from coastal California and Oregon, under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Proposed rule to revise the regulations authorizing the issuance of permits for eagle incidental take and eagle nest take. The purpose of these revisions is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of permitting, facilitate and improve compliance, and increase the conservation benefit for eagles. Info here.