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

Reopening of comment period for a proposed rule on draft instructions for validation of refining processes as it pertains to the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2019. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet in overall length using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.

Notification of quota transfer by the Commonwealth of Virginia a portion of its 2019 commercial summer flounder quota to the State of New York. Info here.

                                                                                                                                               

LEGISLATIVE: Includes New York state law

NEW YORK

A08977 amends the agriculture and markets law and the public health law, in relation to hemp, cannabinoid hemp, and hemp extracts. Info here.