A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, FWS
Agricultural Marketing Service
Final rule modifying the handling regulation prescribed under the Federal marketing order regulating the handling of pears grown in Oregon and Washington. Info here.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Notice announcing 90-day findings on three petitions to add species to the Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants under the Endangered Species Act. Based on their review, FWS finds that the petitions present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that the petitioned actions may be warranted. Therefore, with the publication of this document, FWS announces that they plan to initiate status reviews of the Rio Grande shiner (Notropis jemezanus), Shasta snow-wreath (Neviusia cliftonii), and threecorner milkvetch (Astragalus geyeri var. triquetrus) to determine whether the petitioned actions are warranted. Info here.
Final rule establishing a nonessential experimental population of the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) in the Pacific Northwest. Info here.