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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS, APHIS, CCC, NOAA

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Correction to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes for imported cattle, beef, veal, and beef product by the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Info here.

ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE

Final rule consolidating regulations governing diagnostic laboratory approval authorities for select animal diseases into a single regulation and establishing a set of standard procedures for future diagnostic laboratory approvals. Info here.

COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION

Interim rule correction and extension of comment period on the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program regulations published in the Federal Register on January 6, 2020. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Proposed rule that would implement management measures to the Fishery Management Plans for Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region, as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. Info here.

Proposed rule to the Tuna Conventions Act to implement Resolutions C-19-01 (Amendment to Resolution C-18-05 on the Collection and Analyses of Data on Fish-Aggregating Devices); C-19-05 (Amendment to the Resolution C-16-06 Conservation Measures for Shark Species, with Special Emphasis on the Silky Shark, for the Years 2020 and 2021); and C-18-07 (Resolution on Improving Observer Safety at Sea: Emergency Action Plan) of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). Info here.