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



Farm Service Agency

Notice announcing the availability of funds for eligible borrowers with direct loans under the Farm Loan Programs and Farm Storage Facility Loan Program as authorized by section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed rule for new 2021-2022 butterfish specifications, while maintaining the current longfin squid, Illex squid, and Atlantic mackerel specifications for 2021-2023. Info here.

Final rule removing limits on the maximum amount of halibut Individual Fishing Quota that may be harvested by a vessel, commonly known as vessel use caps, in IFQ regulatory areas 4A, 4B, 4C, and 4D for the 2021 IFQ fishing year. Info here.

Final rule implementing 2021 specifications for the Mid-Atlantic blueline tilefish fishery, including the annual catch and total allowable landings limits. Info here.

Proposed rule to implement annual harvest specifications and management measures for the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine, for the fishing year from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022. Info here.