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

                                                                                                                                               

REGULATORY: Includes AMS

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

Proposed rule to implement a recommendation from the California Olive Committee to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2020 fiscal year and remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated. Info here.

                                                                                                                                               

LEGISLATIVE: Includes U.S. Congress, Wisconsin

U.S. CONGRESS

SB 2107 authorizes the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to hire, train, and assign 240 new agricultural specialists each fiscal year. Info here.

WISCONSIN

SB 91 relates to the buying and selling of water pollution credits through a central clearinghouse. Info here.

SB 252 establishes a flood risk reduction pilot project. Info here.

SB 387 relates to the inclusion of crop insurance proceeds in the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit. Info here.

SB 485 relates to lake management grants and river protection management grants for floating treatment wetlands. Info here.

SB 684 amends statutes relating to reciprocity for bulk milk weighing and sampling licenses. Info here.

SB 685 relates to the use of milk producer affidavits to substantiate claims that a dairy product is free of synthetic bovine growth hormone. Info here.

SB 737 creates a voluntary animal identification program. Info here.