A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes FWS, NOAA, AMS, RUS
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule to remove Cumberland sandwort (Arenaria cumberlandensis) from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Plants and the availability of a draft post-delisting monitoring plan for the Cumberland sandwort. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule establishing final measures recommended by the New England Fishery Management Council in Framework Adjustment 8 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan. Info here.
Interim rule on allocations of annual catch entitlements to groundfish sectors for the 2020 fishing year and also makes changes to a previously approved regulatory exemption for sectors. Info here.
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule inviting comments on the proposed establishment of administrative procedures to govern formulation of new research and promotion programs under the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (Act). Info here.
Proposed rule recommending the Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee to increase the assessment rate established for the 2020-2021 and subsequent marketing years. Info here.
Proposed rule inviting comments on realigning the representation on the National Watermelon Promotion Board prescribed in the Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan by reducing the number of production districts and reducing the number importers on the Board. Info here.
RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE
Final rule implementing statutory provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). Info here.