A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, EPA, FWS, NOAA
Agricultural Marketing Service
Notice that President Biden issued an Executive Order on “America’s Supply Chains,” which directs several Federal agency actions to secure and strengthen America’s supply chains. One of these directions is for the Secretary of Agriculture to submit, within one year, a report to the President that assesses the supply chains for the production of agricultural commodities and food products. Info here.
Environmental Protection Agency
Notice that EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Info here.
Notice that EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Final rule designating critical habitat for the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Final rule implementing the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s regulatory Area 2A off of Washington, Oregon, and California. Info here.
Final rule designating critical habitat for the endangered Western North Pacific distinct population segment, the endangered Central America DPS, and the threatened Mexico DPS of humpback whales pursuant to section 4 of the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Proposed rule implementing management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico, as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Info here.