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



Agricultural Marketing Service 

Proposed rule invites comments on amending the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order) to increase the assessment rate from $0.35 to $0.41 per thousand board feet (mbf). Info here.

Environmental Protection Agency 

Notice announcing the availability of and soliciting public comment on EPA’s draft Ecological Risk Assessment for Federally Listed Species for the antimicrobial pesticide, cuprous iodide. Info here.

Notice EPA has received a specific exemption request from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation to use the pesticide lambda-cyhalothrin (CAS No. 91465-08-6) to treat up to 3,000 acres of asparagus to control the European asparagus aphid. Info here.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

Proposed rule proposes regulations to implement Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Shrimp FMP), as prepared and submitted by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council). Info here.