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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS, CCC, NOAA, NRCS

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Request for Comments soliciting comments and feedback on draft instructions for validation of refining processes as it pertains to the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard. Info here.

COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION

Interim Rule conforming changes to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to comply with the 2018 Farm Bill. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Proposed Rule maintaining ilex squid, longfin squid, and butterfish specifications for the 2020 fishing year and maintaining the 2019 Atlantic mackarel ABC for 2020. Info here.

Final Rule prohibiting gillnet fishing in the Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I Closure Areas until further notice. Info here. 

Final Rule implementing changes to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program identified during the Catch Share Program 5-year review. Info here.

Temporary Rule closing the Regular B Days-at-Sea Program and prohibiting the use of Regular B Days-at-Sea for all Northeast multispecies vessels for the remainder of fishing year 2019. Info here.

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE

Interim Rule conforming changes to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to conform policies and procedures to the 2018 Farm Bill. Info here.