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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS, FNS, FS, NOAA

AGRICULTURE MARKETING SERVICE

Final Rule changing the membership, nominations, procedures, and continuance referenda period of the Softwood Lumber Board. Info here.

Final Rule deciding not to pursue changes to the Standards for corn and soybeans under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Info here.

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICE

Final Rule implementing the “ounce equivalents” requirement for crediting grains served in the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Info here.

FOREST SERVICE

Proposed Rule amending the regulations to streamline applications to locate or modify communication facilities on National Forest Service lands, as required to be implemented by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary Rule closing the red grouper recreational sector in the South Atlantic exclusive economic zone for the reminder of the 2019 fishing because of the determination that the recreational landings of red grouper has exceeded its recreational annual catch limit. Info here.

Temporary Rule closing the recreational sector for the jacks complex (lesser amberjack, almaco jack, and banded rudderfish) in the South Atlantic for the 2019 fishing year because of the determination that the recreational landings of this complex has exceeded its recreational annual catch limit. Info here.