A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, EPA, NOAA, USDA
agricultural marketing service
Notice that AMS is proposing to add a new criterion—Cotyledon Damage—to the chickpea/garbanzo bean damage factors in the Bean Inspection Handbook. Info here.
environmental protection agency
Notice announcing EPA’s receipt of initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. Info here.
national oceanic and atmospheric administration
Notice announcing NOAA’s intent to conduct a 5-year review of Southern Resident killer whales under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
UNITED STATES department of agriculture
Information collection to determine if the person, land, and practices are eligible for participation in the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) and to receive cost-share assistance. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Montana
HB 394 creates exemptions for certain pollution control and carbon capture equipment from property tax. Info here.