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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes CCC and EPA

COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION

Final rule revising the Market Access Program regulations to eliminate the 5-year limit on participation by branded products in the program, as required in the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. Info here.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Final rule adjusting the statutory maximum and minimum civil monetary penalty amounts under the statutes the EPA administers to reflect inflation. Info here.

                                                                                                                                               

LEGISLATIVE: Includes New Jersey

NEW JERSEY

SB 3215 requires the State to use a 20-year time horizon and the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report when calculating global warming potential to measure the global warming impact of greenhouse gases. Info here.

SB 2527 requires the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to promote school meal programs. Info here.

SB 1953 directs the New Jersey Department of Agriculture to authorize and advise food hubs. Info here.