A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, EPA, FCA, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the California Walnut Board (Board) to change the reporting requirements prescribed under the Federal marketing order regulating the handling of walnuts grown in California. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a virtual, open, public meeting of the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee (FRRCC) on September 10-11, 2020, with remote participation only. Info here.
Notice announces the availability of and solicits public comment on EPA’s revised proposed interim registration review decision for coumaphos. Info here.
Notice EPA has received applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients. Info here.
Notice announces EPA’s order for the cancellations and amendments to terminate uses, voluntarily requested by the registrants and accepted by the Agency, pursuant to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Info here.
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
Final rule amends the regulations governing how high-risk loans within the Farm Credit System are classified by clarifying the factors used to place loans in nonaccrual status and revising reinstatement criteria. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule reduces the in-season possession limit adjustment trigger for southern red hake due to an annual catch limit overage in fishing year 2018. Info here