A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, FCA, FSIS, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of 2,4-D in or on intermediate wheatgrass bran, forage, grain, and straw and sesame seed. Info here.
Notice announcing the Agency’s receipt of several initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. Info here.
Notice concerning cancellations voluntarily requested by the pesticide registrant and accepted by the Agency but that have not yet become effective. This notice is being issued to amend the cancellation order, as supported by the current registrant and requested by a distributor, by extending the effective date of the cancellation for the two spirodiclofen registrations. Info here.
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
Notice that the Farm Credit Administration is repealing the regulatory requirement that production credit associations amortize their loans in 15 years or less, while requiring Farm Credit System associations to address amortization through their credit underwriting standards and internal controls. Info here.
FOOD SAFETY AND INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice announcing the availability of an updated version of the guideline for industry on how to respond to customer complaints of meat and poultry products contaminated with foreign materials. Info here.
Notice announcing the availability of and requesting comment on a guideline for meat and poultry establishments interested in donating products to non-profit organizations. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule announcing 2021 specifications for the summer flounder, scup, and black sea fisheries. Info here.
Final rule announcing final specifications for the 2021 commercial golden tilefish fishery and projected specifications for 2022. Info here.