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



Federal Emergency Management Agency

Notice that FEMA is further extending the public comment period for its proposed rule published December 14, 2020, and will hold two additional public meetings remotely via web conference to solicit feedback on the proposed rule. The rule proposed to substantively revise the “estimated cost of the assistance” disaster declaration factor that FEMA uses to review a Governor’s request for a major disaster under the Public Assistance Program. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Final rule implementing specifications for the 2021 monkfish fishery. Info here.

Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

Temporary rule reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Community Development Quota pollock directed fishing allowance from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea. Info here.

Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 50 feet length overall using hook-and-line gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.