A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: NOAA, RUS, USDA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Final rule implementing annual harvest specifications and management measures for the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine, for the fishing year, which runs from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. This final rule will prohibit most directed commercial fishing for Pacific sardine off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. Info here.
Final rule implementing a regulatory exemption that allows certain U.S. longline vessels 50 ft and larger to fish in portions of the American Samoa Large Vessel Prohibited Area. Info here.
Rural Utilities Service
Final rule revising several regulations to streamline its procedures for Electric Program borrowers, including its loan application requirements, approval of construction work plans, contract bidding procedures, contact approval procedures, system operation and maintenance reviews, long-range engineering plans and system design procedures. Info here.
Department of Agriculture
Notice of an increase in the fiscal year 2021 specialty sugar tariff-rate quota of 40,000 metric tons raw value. Info here.