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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS, FWS, NOAA

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Direct final rule updating the Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes for imported cattle, beef, veal, and beef product to conform with recent updates by the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assist in the collection of beef checkoff assessments. Info here.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Proposed rule to list the Distinct Population Segment of the Sierra Nevada red fox as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

Proposed rule to list the Hermes copper butterfly as a threatened species and propose to designate critical habitat for the species under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Final rule implementing Amendment 118 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and revising regulations on Vessel Monitoring System requirements in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

Temporary rule reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod total allowable catch from trawl catcher vessels in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.