A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes APHIS, EPA, FCIC, NOAA, USDA
ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE
Notice of petition seeking a determination of nonregulated status of soybean event GMB151 genetically engineered for resistance to the plant-parasitic nematode, soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines), and for resistance to 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD-4) inhibitor herbicides. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule revising the tolerance for residues of flonicamid in or on Leafy greens subgroup 4-16A, except spinach. Info here.
Notice and extension of comment period for a notice issued in the Federal Register of January 27, 2020, announcing the availability of the preliminary lists of manufacturers and importers of 20 chemical substances that have been designated as a High-Priority Substance for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and for which fees will be charged. Info here.
FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION
Final rule with request for comments on amending the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Canola and Rapeseed Crop Insurance Provisions to clarify policy provisions and for consistency with other crop provisions that offer coverage on both fall and spring-planted acreage of the crop for the 2021 and succeeding crop years. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Temporary rule prohibiting directed fishing for Alaska plaice in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. Info here.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Final rule to amend the regulations of several United States Department of Agriculture agencies to correct outdated citations to the Department’s grants and agreements regulations. Info here.