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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes EPA, NOAA

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Notice of filing of petition and request for comment to establish a tolerance for residues of the herbicide fluridone in or on avocados, mandarins, pomegranates, pistachios, and the stone fruit group (crop group 12) at 0.1 ppm. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

Temporary rule closing the commercial fishery for the aggregated large coastal sharks and hammerhead shark management groups in the western Gulf of Mexico sub-region. Info here.