A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: AMS, EPA, FAS
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Final rule revising size requirements for Irish potatoes grown in certain designated counties of Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon. The Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Committee recommended this action to improve the handling and marketing of Idaho-Eastern Oregon potatoes and increase returns to producers. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice announcing that as provided under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, State-designated lead agencies may register pesticides, within their respective States, to meet special local needs. EPA’s regulations require the State lead agencies to notify EPA of such special local need registrations. EPA may disapprove any such State registration. Info here.
FARM CREDIT SERVICE
Final rule amending FCS’s regulations governing standards of conduct of directors and employees of Farm Credit System institutions, excluding the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. The final rule requires each System institution to have or develop a Standards of Conduct Program based on core principles to put into effect ethical values as part of its corporate culture. Info here.
FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE
Notice announcing that the FAS established the Fiscal Year 2022 in-quota aggregate quantity of raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV), and the FY 2022 in-quota aggregate quantity of certain sugars, syrups, and molasses at 222,000 MTRV. Info here.