A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes USDA, FCA, EPA, NOAA
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Request for written stakeholder input requesting comments and suggestions on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture to meet USDA’s goal of increasing agricultural production by 40 percent to meet the needs of the global population in 2050 while cutting the environmental footprint of U.S. agriculture in half. Info here.
Notice of an increase in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) of 90,718 metric tons raw value (MTRV) and an extension of the TRQ entry period. Info here.
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule that would amend regulatory capital requirements for Farm Credit System (System) institutions and clarify certain provisions in the Tier 1/Tier 2 Framework final rule that became effective in 2017. Info here.
Notice Farm Credit Administration is amending an existing system of records, FCA-2—Financial Management Records—FCA. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Notice and request for comment announces the Agency’s receipt of an initial filing of a pesticide petition requesting the establishment or modification of regulations for residues of pesticide chemicals in or on various commodities. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Inseason modification NMFS announces one inseason action in the 2020 ocean salmon fisheries. This inseason action modified regulations regarding the retention of Pacific halibut caught incidental to the commercial salmon fishery in the area from the U.S./Canada border to the U.S./Mexico border. Info here.