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 Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee to establish salable quantities and allotment percentages of Class 1 (Scotch) and Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil produced in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and designated parts of Nevada and Utah for the 2020-2021 marketing year. Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Final rule removing the Borax Lake chub (currently listed as Gila boraxobius), a fish native to Oregon, from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on the basis of recovery. Info here.
Proposed rule to amend refuge-specific regulations on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to allow State-regulated trapping, harvest of brown bears over bait, discharge of firearms along the Kenai and Russian Rivers during certain times of the year in accordance with State law, increased access for the public using bicycles and game carts, and the use of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and utility task vehicles on certain lakes when there is adequate snow and ice cover. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule revising the reporting and monitoring provisions for vessels participating in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. Info here.