A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes United States, Virginia
HB 266 responds to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing funding for small business loans, health care providers, and COVID-19 testing. Info here.
HB 504 adds the preservation of mature planting of trees as a water quality protection tool to the list of activities that the State Water Control Board is directed to promote as it adopts criteria for local governments to use as they develop Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas. Info here.
HB 981 directs the Department of Environmental Quality to incorporate into regulations provisions establishing a carbon dioxide cap and trade program to reduce emissions released by electric generation facilities. Info here.
HB 1002 authorizes the Governor to award grants from the existing Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund to encourage efforts by political subdivisions to support agriculture and forestry. Info here.