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
Advanced notice of proposed rulemaking in response to recent changes to the United States Grain Standards Act to allow customers to obtain grain inspection services from other than the designated official inspection agency for the customer’s geographic area. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule reallocating the projected unused amounts of the Aleut Corporation’s pollock directed fishing allowances from the Aleutian Islands subarea to the Bering Sea subarea directed fisheries. Info here.
Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in the West Yakutat District of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Utah, South Dakota, Washington
HB 26 addresses transactional water right banking. Info here.
HB 40 addresses data related to water including water losses. Info here.
HB 130 regulates uses of water. Info here.
HB 166 addresses the creation of watershed councils. Info here.
HB 248 regulates certain agriculture-related activities including standards for growing, harvesting, packaging, and holding produce for human consumption. Info here.
HB 388 revises provisions applicable to municipal and county land use development. Info here.
HB 1035 makes an appropriation from the water and environment fund for various water and environmental purposes. Info here.
HB 1166 revises provisions regarding the appointment of inactive watershed district boards. Info here.
HB 1187 revises hydraulic project eligibility standards for conservation district-sponsored fish habitat enhancement projects. Info here.
SB 6091 continues the work of the Washington food policy forum. Info here.
SB 6261 strengthens the farm labor contractor system. Info here.
SB 6421 extends the farm internship program. Info here.