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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS, NOAA

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Final Rule amending a prior final rule and substituting “packers and stockyards divisions” for “packers and stockyard programs.”  Info here.

Final Rule amending the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances section of the USDA’s organic regulations to add elemental sulfur as a molluscicide in organic crop production; add  polyoxin D zinc salt to control fungal diseases in organic crop production; and classify magnesium chloride from an allowed synthetic to an allowed nonsynthetic ingredient in organic handling. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary Rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.