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

                                                                                                                                                         

JUDICIAL: Includes Labor and Employment

Judy Jien, et al., v. Perdue Farms, Inc., et al., No. 1:19-cv-02521-ELH (D. Md. August 30, 2019) was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Perdue, Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride and 15 other poultry-processing giants were accused of conspiring to suppress wages. The complaint alleges that a series of secret meeting took place at a Florida resort beginning in 2009 where top executives of companies that control 90% of the U.S. chicken market agreed on wage rates for thousands of processing employees.

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes Department of Energy, EPA

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Notice announcing a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board, Savannah River Site. The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to the Department of Energy and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Info here.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY:

Notice of proposed consent decree and request for public comment to resolve a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking to compel the Administrator to take action under the Clean Air Act to approve or disapprove several submitted State Implementation Plans. Info here.

Notice that an Environmental Modeling Public Meeting will be held to provide a public forum for EPA and its stakeholder to discuss current issues related to modeling pesticide fate, transport, exposure, and ecotoxicity for pesticide risk assessments in a regulatory context. Info here.