A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: APHIS, FCA, FCIC, FWS, FNS, FAS, NOAA
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Notice advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a request from Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. to extend determination of nonregulated status of GD743 apple and GS784 apple to PG451 apple which has been developed using genetic engineering to resist browning. Info here.
Farm Credit Administration
Notice that the Farm Credit Administration is contemplating revising its liquidity regulations so Farm Credit System banks can better withstand crises that adversely impact liquidity and pose a risk to their viability. Info here.
Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Final rule amending the Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations and Common Crop Insurance Policy, Basic Provisions. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Proposed rule to remove the golden paintbrush (Castilleja levisecta) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants as it no longer meets the definition of an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Food and Nutrition Service
Final rule removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the final rule published on December 5, 2019, titled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents.” Info here.
Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice announcing that the Foreign Agricultural Service intends to request a revision of a currently approved information collection for Sugar Import Licensing Programs. Info here.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Notice NMFS announces that the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council proposes to amend the Fishery Ecosystem Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific. Info here.