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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes APHIS, NOAA

ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments regarding the list of select agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal or plant health, or to animal or plant products. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Notice of availability and request for comments on the draft 2020 List of Foreign Fisheries reflecting new information received from nations submitting their 2019 Progress Reports on interactions between commercial fisheries exporting fish and fish products to the United States and marine mammals. Info here.

                                                                                                                                               

LEGISLATIVE: Includes Idaho

IDAHO

SB 1223 repeals existing law relating to imported food products and the enrichment of bread and flour. Info here.

SB 1225 amends existing law to revise provisions regarding reporting requirements associated with certain fertilizers and soil and plant amendments. Info here.

SB 1273 amends existing law to remove a date restriction associated with certain water rights. Info here.

SB 1291 amends existing law to revise nomination provisions for Rangeland Resources Commission seats. Info here.

SB 1316 amends existing law to revise provisions regarding construction work and the application of water to full beneficial use. Info here.

MAINE

LD 1889 relates to the procedures for the disposition of inspected meat. Info here.

MINNESOTA

HB 2959 appropriates money for the Rural Finance Authority to make direct agricultural loans to farmers. Info here.

WYOMING

SB 36 relates to the regulation of solar and wind energy facilities. Info here.

SB 88 relates to livestock board investigators. Info here.