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



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notice that the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended the Lacey Act to provide, among other things, that importers submit a declaration at the time of importation for certain plants and plant products. Enforcement of the declaration requirement began on April 1, 2009, and products requiring a declaration are being phased-in. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of a change in the date of implementation for Phase VI of the enforcement schedule. Info here.

National Agricultural Statistics Service

Notice announcing the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service to seek approval to conduct a new information collection to gather data related to the motivations of targeted operators to adopt conservation practices. Info here.