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



Environmental protection agency

Proposed rule to codify product performance data requirements to support registration of pesticidal products claiming efficacy against three categories of invertebrate pests: those identified to be of significant public health importance, wood-destroying insects, and certain invasive invertebrate species. Info here.

Notice announcing the EPA’s receipt of initial filings of pesticide petitions requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. Info here.

Farm Credit Administration

Final rule repealing certain regulations in part 627 that have been superseded by section 5412 of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, which strengthens, clarifies, and updates the authorities of the Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation to act as a conservator or receiver of a Farm Credit System institution. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed rule proposing to govern take of marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in multiple specified geographical regions, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Info here.

Notice announcing a 5-year review of the Cook Inlet beluga whale distinct population segment under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

Notice announcing NMFS’s intent to conduct a 5-year review for the threatened Beringia and Okhotsk distinct population segments of the Pacific bearded seal subspecies Erignathus barbatus nauticus. Info here.