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
Final rule implementing a recommendation from the South Texas Onion Committee to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2019-20 and subsequent fiscal periods. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule designating critical habitat for the elfin-woods warbler (Setophaga angelae) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule to approve and implement specifications for the 2021 and 2022 fishing years submitted by the New England and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Councils in Framework Adjustment 12 to the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan. Info here.
LEGISLATIVE: Includes Oregon
HB 4206 authorizes the State Department of Agriculture to adopt rules establishing a state inspection program for processing and sale of meat products from amendable species, including but not limited to cattle and sheep. Info here.