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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS, FWS

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Proposed rule implementing a recommendation from the California Walnut Board to stay the reserve obligation and its requirements currently prescribed under the Federal marketing order for walnuts grown in California. Info here.

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Proposed rule reclassifying the humpback chub from an endangered species to a threatened species on the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, due to partial recovery. Info here.

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking to expand management of double-crested cormorants throughout the United States and prepare a draft environmental review. Info here.