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



Farm Service Agency 

Notice the Farm Service Agency, on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation, is announcing changes to the availability of funding and payment calculation for certified organic operations, which are required based on expected participation levels and limited funding, under the Organic Certification Cost Share Program. Info here.

Fish and Wildlife Service 

Notice announce a 12-month finding on a petition to identify the Northwest Atlantic population of the leatherback turtle as a distinct population segment and list it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

90-Day petition finding, request for information, and initiation of status review to list the black teatfish as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

Temporary rule NMFS closes the Harpoon category fishery for large medium and giant Atlantic bluefin tuna through the end of the 2020 Harpoon category fishing season. Info here.