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
Notice of hearing on proposed rulemaking to Federal Marketing Order No. 984 regulating the handling of walnuts grown in California. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus strain R3 in or on all food commodities when used in accordance with label directions and good agricultural practices. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule correcting regulations published on April 2, 2020, governing the take of marine mammals incidental to the University of California Santa Cruz’s Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans rocky intertidal monitoring surveys along the Oregon and California coasts. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Kentucky, Virginia
HB 308 incorporates statutory provisions included in the Cabinet for Economic Development’s guidelines related to the farmer small business tax credit and creates a new section to allow the farmer small business tax credit to be allowed for income tax purposes. Info here.
SB 674 authorizes the Secretary of Natural Resources and the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to enter into an agreement with the owner or operator of construction projects to accomplish forest mitigation. Info here.
SB 1073 creates the Virginia Food Access Investment Program and Fund. Info here.