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

Proposed rule and request for comments on a recommendation from the Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee to establish salable quantities and producer allotments of Class 1 (Scotch) and Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil produced in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and designated parts of Nevada and Utah for the 2020-2021 marketing year. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.

Final rule modifying the red snapper Federal charter vessel/headboat (for-hire) component’s annual catch target for the 2020 and subsequent fishing years in the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico. Info here.

Proposed rule and request for comments to implement Framework Adjustment 32 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establishes scallop specifications and other measures for fishing years 2020 and 2021. Info here.

Proposed specifications and request for comments for the 2020 Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery, including an annual catch limit and total allowable landings limit, projected quotas for 2021-2023, and a clarification to the specifications process. Info here.

Final rule implementing Amendment 119 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 107 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

                                                                       

LEGISLATIVE: Includes Maine, South Dakota

MAINE

LD 2098 removes nighttime restrictions on lobster fishing in a certain area in the Bay of Fundy. Info here.

SOUTH DAKOTA

HB 1028 revises certain provisions regarding pesticide registration and application. Info here.