A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes USDA, EPA, FWS, NOAA
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Final rule for the Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended (the 1985 Farm Bill). Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice EPA has received applications to register pesticide products containing active ingredients not included in any currently registered pesticide products. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule prescribes the seasons, hours, areas, and daily bag and possession limits for hunting migratory birds. Info here.
Final rule prescribes special migratory bird hunting regulations for certain Tribes on Federal Indian reservations, off-reservation trust lands, and ceded lands. Info here.
Request for comments invites the public to comment on applications to conduct certain activities with foreign species that are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule NMFS’s Office of Protected Resources (OPR) has received a request from NMFS’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to fisheries research conducted in multiple specified geographical regions, over the course of five years from the date of issuance. Info here.
Proposed rule would revise regulations to delay implementation of the Electronic Monitoring (EM) Program for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Hawaii
HAWAII OF LEGISLATIVE BODY
HB1819 legalizes the growth of hemp in the State through the United States Department of Agriculture hemp production program. Allows the processing and sale of hemp products in the State through State licensing. Expedites the substitution of the USDA hemp production program for the existing industrial hemp pilot program as required by federal law. Info here.