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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS, CCC, NOAA

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Final rule adding the State of Missouri as a primary peanut-producing State under the Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Order. Info here.

Proposed rule implementing a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board to establish free and restricted percentages for the 2019-20 crop year under the Marketing Order for tart cherries grown in the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Info here.

COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION

Correcting amendment to regulations published on September 3, 2019, and March 2, 2020, revising the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs and Noninsured Crop Assistance Program to implement changes required by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Info here.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

Notice of availability and request for comments on Amendment 121 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 110 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.

Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.

                                                                                                                                               

LEGISLATIVE: Includes Wyoming

WYOMING

HB 81 creates an emergency water projects account and authorizes emergency water projects grants and loans. Info here.