A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes EPA, NOAA
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishes tolerances for residues of diquat in or on pea and bean, dry and shelled, except soybean, subgroup 6C. Info here.
Final rule establishes tolerances for residues of clofentezine in or on hop, dried cones. Info here.
Final rule establishes an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of sulfuric acid on hop vines when applied as a desiccant in the production of hops. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule NMFS increases the 2020 Atlantic herring annual catch limit and Area 1A sub-annual catch limit by 1,000 mt. Info here.
Final rule implementing Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Shrimp FMP) revising the transit provisions for shrimp trawl vessels with penaeid shrimp, i.e., brown, pink, and white shrimp, on board in Federal waters of the South Atlantic that have been closed to shrimp trawling to protect white shrimp as a result of cold weather events. Info here.
SB 211 relates to advertisement and sale of meat generally, so as to render unlawful the representation of nonanimal products and non-slaughtered animal flesh as meat; to provide a definition; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Minnesota
SF 27 modifies the state’s farm loan origination fee grant program. Info here.