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



Agricultural Marketing Service

Final rule amending Marketing Order No. 984, which regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California. Info here.

Fish and Wildlife Service

Notice that FWS, has received an application from Hanson Aggregates Midwest, Inc. d/b/a Hanson Material Service for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Temporary rule promulgating this interim final rule to revise the termination date of an emergency action that provides authority to waive observer coverage requirements. Info here.

Final rule issuing regulations under the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Resolution C-20-02. Info here.

Temporary rule proposing to designate critical habitat for the seven threatened corals in U.S. Pacific Island waters pursuant to section 4 of the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

Notice announcing the initiation of a 5-year review for the Banggai cardinalfish. Info here.

LEGISLATIVE: Includes Arkansas, Iowa


HB 1315 creates a state meat inspection program, and establishes an inspection program fund to be used by the state’s Department of Agriculture for expenses of the program. Info here.


SB 461 establishes a farmers right to repair act, which requires an original manufacturer to provide essential information to farmers to repair farm equipment. Info here.


SF 482 establishes procedures for regulating the application of pesticides, provides for the certification of applicators, and contains penalties for violations of the act. Info here.