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



Agricultural Marketing Service

Final rule suspending the reporting and assessment requirements prescribed under the marketing order regulating Irish potatoes grown in Washington. Info here.

Interim rule amending the Mango Promotion, Research and Information Order by removing the provisions of frozen mangos as a covered commodity. Info here.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notice advising the public that we are proposing to classify the State of Sonora, Mexico as Level 1 for brucellosis. Info here.

Notice advising the public that we are proposing to classify Canada as Level I for both bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis. Info here.

Environmental Protection Agency

Final rule establishing tolerances for residues of tetraniliprole in or on multiple commodities that are identified and discussed later in this document. Info here.

Notice announceing the Agency’s receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. Info here.

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

Correction on November 30, 2020, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation published a final rule which revised the Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions; Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sunflower Seed Crop Insurance Provisions; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, and Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions. Changes were published in the final rule that were inadvertently not incorporated when the changes were made in the Code of Federal Regulations as currently reflected in the electronic CFR. This rule makes those corrections. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Final rule issuing regulations to implement management measures as described in an abbreviated framework action to the Fishery Management Plans for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and the Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region, as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Info here.

LEGISLATIVE: Includes South Dakota


SB 52 revises the permit requirements and duration on certain concentrated animal feeding operations. Info here.