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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes NOAA

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Final rule implementing the 2020 annual management measures governing the Pacific halibut fishery that have been recommended by the International Pacific Halibut Commission and accepted by the Secretary of State. Info here.

Temporary rule re-opening of the commercial longline component for golden tilefish in the exclusive economic zone of the South Atlantic for 9 days through this temporary rule. Info here.

                                                                                                                                               

LEGISLATIVE: Includes Idaho, Virginia, Wyoming

IDAHO

SJM 110 states findings of the Idaho Legislature, opposing the removal or breaching of the dams on the Columbia-Snake River System and its tributaries. Info here.

VIRGINIA

HB 5 designates a 66.8-mile segment of the Clinch River in Tazewell and Russell Counties as part of the Clinch State Scenic River, a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. Info here.

HB 790 makes various changes to homestead exemptions. Info here.

HB 1145 designates a 17-mile segment of the Pound River in Wise and Dickenson Counties as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. Info here.

HB 1349 removes references to the Division of Marketing of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and authorizes the Commissioner of the Department to adopt regulations in its place. Info here.

HB 1353 updates existing Code references to the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act. Info here.

HB 1598 adds a 20-mile portion of the James River located in Albemarle, Buckingham, and Fluvanna Counties to the James State Scenic River, a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. Info here.

HB 1612 designates a six-mile portion of Grays Creek in Surry County as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. Info here.

WYOMING

HB 22 specifies the authority of cities and towns over surface water diversion. Info here.

HB 84 relates to marketing homemade foods and authorizing the sale of certain homemade food items by parties other than the producer of the item. Info here.