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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS, EPA, NOAA

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Interim Final Rule with Request for Comments specifying the rules and regulations to produce hemp, outlining the provisions for the USDA to approve plans submitted by States and Indian Tribes, and establishing a Federal plan for producers in States or territories of Indian Tribes that do not have their own USDA-approved plan. Info here.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Reissuance of NPDES General Permits by the Director of the Water Division, EPA Region 10, for (1) Aquaculture Facilities in Idaho Excluding Facilities Discharging into the Upper Snake-Rock Subbasin, and (2) Aquaculture Facilities Located in Indian Country in Idaho. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary Rule increasing the 2019 Atlantic herring annual catch limit. Info here.