A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, APHIS, FWS, NOAA
Agricultural Marketing Service
Proposed rule to withdraw proposed rule recommended by the Florida Tomato Committee to revise the exemption, container, and definition sections under the Marketing Order’s handling requirements and to update language to reflect current industry practices. Info here.
Proposed rule to adjust the number of members on the United Soybean Board to reflect changes in production levels that have occurred since the Board was last reapportioned in 2018. Info here.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Notice that APHIS is reopening the comment period for the notice announcing the intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth from Canada into noninfested areas of the United States. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Proposed rule reopening the public comment period on the proposed rule to list the Panama City crayfish as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Proposed rule announcing a 90-day finding on a petition to list the shortfin mako shark as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act and to designate critical habitat concurrent with the listing. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Wyoming
HB 51 creates a temporary meat processing expansion grant program which provides cost sharing for eligible businesses to address coronavirus-related problems challenging meat processing facilities. Info here.