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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes FS, NOAA, NRCS

FOREST SERVICE

Final rule revising the value limit of tracts to be conveyed outside of the National Forest System under the Small Tracts Act from $150,000 to $500,000 and creating a new conveyance category for certain eligible lands under a Forest Service special use or other authorization. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Final rule determining that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2020 will remain status quo. Info here.

Final rule correcting amendment to the trip limit tables for non-individual fishing quota species and limited entry fixed gear vessels that were implemented in a final rule for commercial groundfish fisheries published on January 3, 2020. Info here.

Final rule correcting amendment that revises two collection-of-information requirements contained in the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Resolution C-18-06 final rule published on December 20, 2019. Info here.

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE

Interim rule with request for public comment to incorporate the 2018 Farm Bill changes to the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Info here.