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



Agricultural Marketing Service

Notice announcing the 2021/2022 rates that will be charged for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing, and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, rice, and cotton and tobacco. Info here.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Notice advising the public that APHIS has prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of fresh melon fruit with stems from Japan into the United States. Info here.

Environmental Protection Agency

Notice announcing the availability of EPA’s draft human health and/or ecological risk assessments for the registration review of chlormequat chloride, chlorothalonil and tebuconazole. Info here.

Notice providing the names, addresses, and professional affiliations of persons recently nominated to serve on the Scientific Advisory Panel established under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. Info here.

Farm Credit Administration

Notice that the Farm Credit Administration has issued a direct final rule to repeal certain conservatorship and receivership regulations that have been superseded by the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. Info here.

International Trade Administration

Notice that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of organic soybean meal from India, provided for in subheadings 1208.10.00 and 2304.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and to be subsidized by the government of India. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed rule to modify Atlantic Highly Migratory Species bluefin tuna management measures applicable to the incidental and directed bluefin fisheries through an amendment to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic HMS Fishery Management Plan. Info here.