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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS, FNS, NOAA

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Proposed Rule amending the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances section of the USDA’s organic regulations to add blood meal, made with sodium citrate, to the National List as a soil fertilizer in organic crop production; add natamycin to prohibit its use in organic crop production; and add tamarind seed gum as a non-organic agricultural substance for use in organic handling when organic forms are not commercially available. Info here.

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE

Proposed Rule refining the categorical eligibility requirements based on receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing a control date for the Caribbean Fishery Management Council to use to create restrictions limiting participation in the spiny lobster trap fishery in the exclusive economic zone off St. Thomas and St. John, or St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Info here.