A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, APHIS, CFTC, EPA, FCA, FWS, USDA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Final rule directing that a referendum be conducted among eligible producers and importers of highbush blueberries to determine whether they favor continuance of the Agricultural Marketing Service’s regarding a national highbush blueberry research and promotion program. Info here.
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment relative to permitting the release of the insect Ganaspis brasiliensis for the biological control of spotted-wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) in the continental United States. Info here.
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
Notice advising the public of the availability of CFTC’s Fiscal Year 2019 Service Contract Inventory. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice of weekly receipts of Environmental Impact Statements. Info here.
Final rule redesignating the Lancaster County, Nebraska and Milam County, Texas unclassifiable areas initially designated during the EPA’s Round 2 air quality designations for the 2010 1-Hour Sulfur Dioxide (SO 2) Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Info here.
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
Final rule adopting administrative amendments to eliminate requirements for the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation to submit paper copies of certain reports to the FCA’s Office of Secondary Market Oversight. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule establishing the final frameworks from which States may select season dates, limits, and other options for the 2021-22 migratory game bird hunting season, and making a minor change to the special procedures for issuance of annual hunting regulations. Info here.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Notice seeking input from the public following an Executive Order from President Biden on Promoting Competition in the American Economy on how to invest an estimated $500 million of American Rescue Plan funds to improve infrastructure, increase capacity, and hasten diversification across the processing industry. Info here.