A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.
REGULATORY: Includes AMS, FWS, NOAA
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Proposed rule invites comments on a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board to change subcommittee size and add term limits under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. Info here.
Request for comments and feedback on recommendations to update the List of Bioengineered Foods as it pertains to the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (Standard). Info here.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
Proposed rule to reclassify the Morro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) from an endangered to a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Info here.
Revised proposed rule to designate critical habitat in Ada, Elmore, Gem, Payette, and Owyhee Counties in Idaho for slickspot peppergrass (Lepidium papilliferum) under the Endangered Species Act (Act). Info here.
Notification of findings that four species the Upper Missouri River DPS of Arctic grayling, Elk River crayfish, rattlesnake-master borer moth, and northern Virginia well amphipod, are not warranted for listing as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Info here.
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Proposed rule to authorize the take marine mammal’s incidental to seabird research activities in central California. Info here.