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



Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

Final rule amending the Northern Potato Crop Insurance—Quality Endorsement; Northern Potato Crop Insurance—Processing Quality Endorsement; Potato Crop Insurance—Certified Seed Endorsement; and Northern Potato Crop Insurance—Storage Coverage Endorsement. The intended effect of this action is to specify that the premium is only applicable for planted acreage under these Endorsements. Info here.

Fish and Wildlife Service

Final rule delaying the effective date of a final rule published on January 15, 2021, revising the designation of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Final rule adjusting the current regulations for North Atlantic swordfish and shark retention limits for certain permit holders in U.S. Atlantic and Caribbean waters. Info here.

Temporary rule determining that the Atlantic bluefin tuna daily retention limit that applies to Highly Migratory Species Angling category permitted vessels and HMS Charter/Headboat vessels be adjusted for the remainder of 2021, based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding in-season adjustments. Info here.

Final rule approving sector operations plans and contracts, grants 19 regulatory exemptions for fishing years 2021 and 2022, allocates Northeast multispecies annual catch entitlements to approved sectors for fishing year 2021 including default specifications for seven stocks, and makes regulatory amendments necessary to administer electronic monitoring. Info here.