A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, BLM, EPA, FSA, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Final rule implements a recommendation from the Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee to increase the assessment rate established for the 2020-2021 and subsequent marketing years. Info here.
Final rule implementing a recommendation from the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee to increase the assessment rate established for the 2020 and subsequent fiscal periods. Info here.
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Proposed rule to enable certain Alaska Native Vietnam-era veterans to apply for land allotments under Section 1119 of the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of March 12, 2019. Info here.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Final rule establishing an exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of tetraethyl orthosilicate when used as an inert ingredient (binder) in pesticides applied to growing crops and raw agricultural commodities after harvest and pesticides applied to animals. Info here.
FARM SERVICE AGENCY
Notification of funding availability for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program which helps agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Info here.
Correcting amendments to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides assistance to agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, through a final rule published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2020. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Final rule implementing Amendment 121 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 110 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. Info here.
Availability of proposed amendment and request for comments on Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the South Atlantic Region which would modify the transit provisions for shrimp trawl vessels with brown, pink, and white shrimp on board in Federal waters of the South Atlantic that have been closed to shrimp trawling to protect white shrimp as a result of cold weather events. Info here.