A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notice that the USDA Plants for Planting Manual is being updated to allow the importation of Dianthus spp. cuttings from Kenya without postentry quarantine, subject to certain conditions. Info here.

Notice advising the public of APHIS’s record of decision for the final environmental impact statement titled “Revisions to USDA-APHIS 7 CFR part 340 Regulations Governing the Importation, Interstate Movement, and Environmental Release of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms.” Info here.

Environmental Protection Agency

Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of pyriofenone in or on fruit, small vine climbing subgroup 13-07E, except grape; grape and grape, raisin. Info here.

International Trade Commission

Determination that the United States International Trade Commission determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of phosphate fertilizers from Morocco and Russia that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce to be subsidized by the governments of Morocco and Russia. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Temporary rule closing the directed fishery for Management Area 3. This closure is required because NMFS projects 98 percent of the catch allotted to Management Area 3 has been caught. Info here.