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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes APHIS, EPA, FWS, NOAA

ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE

Final rule amending the regulations governing the National Veterinary Accreditation Program by clarifying the veterinary programs for which accredited veterinarians are authorized to perform duties under the Animal Health Protection Act. Info here.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Notice of filing of petition and request for comment to establish a tolerance for residues of the insecticide indoxacarb in or on the following raw agricultural commodities: Nut, tree, group 14-12 and nut, almond, hulls. Info here.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Final rule amending the depredation order that allows take of resident Canada geese at agricultural facilities by authorized personnel between May 1 and August 31. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary rule closing the recreational sector for the gray triggerfish on May 2, 2020 in the exclusive economic zone of the Gulf of Mexico and will remain closed through the end of the fishing year on December 31, 2020. Info here.

                                                                                                                                               

LEGISLATIVE: Includes South Dakota

SOUTH DAKOTA

HB 1029 makes an appropriation for costs related to wildfire suppression within the state. Info here.

HB 1027 makes an appropriation from the coordinated natural resources conservation fund to the State Conservation Commission. Info here.