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

ANNOUNCEMENT: Join us TOMORROW, June 9, in Memphis, Tennessee, for the 4th Annual Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference. Details here.

REGULATORY: Includes APHIS, EPA, NOAA and RBCS rules and notices.

ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE: Notice advising the public of our determination to recognize Cyprus as being free of foot-and-mouth disease, rinderpest, and swine vesicular disease, and as low risk for classical swine fever. Details here.


Rule establishes time-limited tolerances for residues of triclopyr in or on sugarcane. Info here.

Rule EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for one chemical substance that was the subject of a premanufacture notice. Details here.

Rule EPA Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is proposing to amend its procedures implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to make these implementing procedures better align with its decision making processes, and to incorporate into these procedures guidance issued by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) since the procedures were last amended. Details here.


Rule NMFS closes the Gulf of Mexico Angling category fishery for large medium and giant Atlantic bluefin tuna. Details here.

Notice NMFS made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. Info here.

RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE: Notice of a reissuance of the notice published on November 18, 2016, at 81 FR 81726, announcing the acceptance of applications for Rural Transportation systems under the Rural Business Development Grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Details here.