A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, FWS, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule to amend Marketing Order No. 932, which regulates the handling of olives grown in California. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule to extend the proposed critical habitat for the western distinct population segment of the yellow-billed cuckoo (western yellow-billed cuckoo) (Coccyzus americanus) under the Endangered Species Act. Info here.
Final rule adopted under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act for the Louisiana pinesnake (Pituophis ruthveni), a reptile that is listed under the statute as threatened. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule implementing management measures and removing minimum size limits as described in Vision Blueprint Recreational Regulatory Amendment 26 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region. Info here.
Final rule maintains previously approved Illex squid, longfin squid, and butterfish specifications for the 2020 fishing year and maintains the 2019 Atlantic mackerel acceptable biological catch for 2020. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Maine, New Mexico, South Dakota
LD 1777 adds rivers, streams, and brooks to the Department of Environmental Protection’s Compensations Fee Program. Info here.
LD 1896 amends the laws governing thermal renewable energy credits. Info here.
SM 063 requests that the New Mexico Legislative Council arranges for a third-party facilitator to convene a working group to review and develop recommendations for statewide community solar initiatives. Info here.
HB 1033 provides for the prevention of aquatic invasive species contamination in public waters. Info here.
HB 1084 increases the maximum allowable height of certain vehicles carrying baled feed. Info here.