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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes BLM, NOAA, USDA

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Proposed rule to amend the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) regulations to revise the process for lessees to seek and for the BLM to grant reductions of rental fees, royalty rates, and/or minimum production requirements associated with non-energy solid leasable minerals. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by non-American Fisheries Act crab vessels that are subject to sideboard limits, and operating as catcher vessels using pot gear, in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Final rule revising the U.S. Department of Agriculture Freedom of Information Act regulations. Info here.