Read the latest Agricultural Law in the Spotlight article: “Waters of the United States,” an Overview of the New Rule (Feb. 8, 2023).

Agricultural Labor: Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Meatpacking Plant Workers’ Challenge to OSHA Finding of ‘No Imminent Danger’
On January 31, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an opinion affirming the district court’s dismissal of a complaint filed in July 2020—during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic—by workers at a Dunmore, Pennsylvania-based meatpacking plant operated by Maid-Rite Specialty Foods, Inc. Jane Doe I v. Eugene Scalia, No. 21-02057; Jane Does I, II, III v. Scalia, No. 3:20-cv-01260 (M.D. Pa.). The workers sought an emergency writ of mandamus to compel the Secretary of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to take action to protect them from the “imminent danger” in the plant posed by COVID-19 when forced to work “shoulder-to-shoulder on its production line.” The district court found that, because OSHA’s inspection in response to a workers’ investigation request determined that an “imminent danger” did not exist, the law did not give employees the right to challenge OSHA’s determination. The Third Circuit affirmed the district court’s findings.  

Packers and Stockyards Act: USDA Launches Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program
On January 31, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) activated its dedicated webpage for the Cattle Contracts Library Pilot Program, pursuant to authority in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 and according to the final rule published on December 7, 2022 (87 FR 74951), effective January 6, 2023. This pilot program supplements AMS’s existing Swine Contract Library in establishing and maintaining a database of the types and terms of contracts offered by packers to aid in price discovery and provide equal access to market information for all market participants.

Food Safety: The FDA Announces Structural Consolidation of Human Food Programs
On January 31, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed structural changes focused on strengthening and protecting food supply chains while promoting adaptability. The proposal consolidates the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR), and certain functions of the Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) into a unified Human Foods Program (HFP). A yet-to-be-named Deputy Commissioner for Human Foods will head the policy, strategy, and regulatory program activities of the HFP. The restructuring is in response to changes recommended by reports conducted by the Reagan-Udall Foundation and the FDA, which examine causes and responses to the instant formula shortage this past summer. Additionally, the FDA proposes to establish a Center for Excellence in Nutrition, an Office of Integrated Food Safety System Partnerships, and a Human Foods Advisory Committee within the HFP. The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will operate in close coordination with the HFP while remaining a stand-alone center.

Nutrition Programs: New Proposed Rule for Child Nutrition Programs Contains Added Sugars Standards, Includes Flavored Milks
On February 7, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register titled Child Nutrition Programs: Revisions to Meal Patterns Consistent With the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The public comment period closes on April 10, 2023. Among other things, the proposed rule contains new added sugar standards for the school lunch and breakfast programs. The proposed added sugars standards target limiting added sugars in grain-based desserts, breakfast cereals, yogurts, and flavored milks. Added sugar limits would be both product-specific and based on weekly dietary limits. There are currently no added sugars standards for school meal programs. In the comment solicitation, FNS states that it plans to publish a final rule in time for school districts to plan for the 2024–25 school year.

Pesticides: EPA Seeks Comment on Draft Biological Evaluation for Cyantraniliprole
On January 31, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a document titled Cyantraniliprole: DRAFT Biological Evaluation Effects Determination for Endangered and Threatened Species and Designated Critical Habitats. The document is an attempt to complete (a) long delinquent and litigated compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the 2014 cyantraniliprole pesticide registration and (b) obligations under a November 22, 2022, opinion and court order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in In re Center for Biological Diversity, No. 21-1270 (2022). EPA is soliciting public comment until April 2, 2023, on the document.

 

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Penn State News, Research & Resources:

Agriculture-Related Legislative Hearings and Reports:  

U.S. Senate Ag. Comm. Hearings:

U.S. House Ag. Comm. Business Meeting, “To Consider Organizational Matters of the Committee on Agriculture for 118th Congress and the Oversight Plant for the Committee on Agriculture for the 118th Congress.” (recorded Feb. 8, 2023).

Top #AgLaw HotLinks Jan. 28–Feb. 3, 2022:

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FEDERAL ACTIONS—EXECUTIVE & LEGISLATIVE  

U.S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) PRESS RELEASES

USDA Announces Steps To Improve Child Health through Nutritious School Meals (Feb. 3, 2023).

U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments (Feb. 2, 2023).

USDA Invests $9.4 Million in Compost and Food Waste Reduction Projects (Feb. 2, 2023).

USDA Continues Laying Foundation for More and Better Markets with Launch of Pilot Cattle Contracts Library (Jan. 31, 2023).

USDA Forest Service Accepting Grant Applications for Wood Innovations Projects, Community Wood Energy Facilities (Jan. 31, 2023).

Don’t Let Delivery and Takeout Foods Fumble Your Super Bowl (Jan. 31, 2023).

Urban Producers, Public Invited to Attend February Meeting of Federal Advisory Committee for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production (Jan. 30, 2023).

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $2.7 Billion to Improve and Expand Rural Electric Infrastructure (Jan. 30, 2023).

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) PRESS RELEASES

EPA Announces Community Meeting Feb. 23 to Discuss Groundwater Contamination in St. Charles, Missouri (Jan. 31, 2023).

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Action to Help Protect Bristol Bay Salmon Fisheries (Jan. 31, 2023).

USDA AGENCY PRESS RELEASES:

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case with Kinderman Livestock LLC (Feb. 3, 2023).

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case with Reel Livestock Center Inc. (Feb. 3, 2023).

USDA Settles Packers and Stockyards Cases Against ZMDR LLC, d/b/a Republic Foods for Packers and Stockyards Act Violations (Jan. 31, 2023).

USDA Settles a Packers and Stockyards Case with Cabritos Garza Corporation (Jan. 31, 2023).

USDA Continues Laying Foundation for More and Better Markets with Launch of Pilot Cattle Contracts Library (Jan. 31, 2023).

Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Strengthening Sorghum Against a Worldwide Fungal Threat (Feb. 2, 2023).

Sorghum: The Unlikely Food Source for Pollinators (Jan. 31, 2023).

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency (APHIS)

APHIS Celebrates 2022 Accomplishments (Feb. 3, 2023).

Farm Service Agency (FAS)

USDA Announces February 2023 Lending Rates for Agricultural Producers (Feb. 1, 2023).

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

USDA Announces Approval of D-SNAP for California Disaster Areas (Feb. 3, 2023).

USDA Announces Steps to Improve Child Health through Nutritious School Meals (Feb. 3, 2023).

The Committee to Update 2025 Dietary Guidelines is Strengthened by Diverse and Indigenous Perspective (Feb. 3, 2023).

Reimagining SNAP E&T for 2023 and Beyond (Feb. 3, 2023).

FNS Awards $50 Million for Improving Seniors’ Access to Locally Grown Foods, Strengthening Supply Chain Resilience (Jan. 31, 2023).

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Export Sales to Unknown Destinations (Feb. 3, 2023).

USDA Selects 16 Minority-Serving Institutions for Agricultural Export Market Challenge (Feb. 2, 2023).

Testimony by USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor to Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (Feb. 1, 2023).

U.S. Establishes Second USMCA Dispute Panel on Canada Dairy TRQ Policies (Jan. 31, 2023).

Export Sales to Japan (Jan. 30, 2023).

National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

United States cattle inventory down 3% (Jan. 31, 2023).

2022 Census of Agriculture due next week Feb. 6 (Jan. 30, 2023).

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

NIFA Awards Nearly $650K AFRI Grant to Colorado State University (Feb. 1, 2023).

Multiple NIFA AFRI Recipients Appointed to 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Feb. 1, 2023).

NIFA to Hold Listening Session About New Grant Program (Jan. 30, 2023).

FEDERAL EXECUTIVE AGENCIES (Federal Register Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2022):            

Agricultural Marketing Service

88 FR 5721 Final Rule: “California and Imported Kiwifruit; Handling Regulations” (Jan. 30, 2023).

88 FR 5800 Proposed Rule: “Milk in the Appalachian, Southeast, and Florida Areas; Notice of Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Marketing Agreements and Orders” (Jan. 30, 2023).

Agriculture, Office of the Chief Financial Officer

88 FR 6223 Notice—Public Comment: “Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Build America, Buy America (BABA) Waiver Data Collection” (Jan. 31, 2023).

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

88 FR 5850 Notice—Public Comment: “Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine (From Certain Regions), Pork, and Pork Products” (Jan. 30, 2023).

Delaware River Basin Commission

88 FR 7005 Final Rule: “Importations of Water into and Exportations of Water from the Delaware River Basin; Discharges of Wastewater from High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing and Related Activities” (Feb. 2, 2023).

Environmental Protection Agency

88 FR 7436 Notice: “Final Updated Clean Water Act Financial Capability Assessment Guidance” (Feb. 3, 2023).

88 FR 6636 Final Rule: “Fluopyram; Pesticide Tolerances” (Feb. 1, 2023).

88 FR 6724 Notice: “Certain New Chemicals or Significant New Uses; Statements of Findings for October and November 2022” (Feb. 1, 2023).

88 FR 6722 Notice—Public Comment: “Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability” (Feb. 1, 2023).

88 FR 5788 Final Rule: “Significant New Use Rules on Certain Chemical Substances (21-1.5e); Correction” (Jan. 30, 2023).

88 FR 5877 Notice—Public Comment: “Pesticide Registration Review; Decisions and Case Closures for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability” (Jan. 30, 2023).

Farm Credit Administration

88 FR 5878 Notice: “Sunshine Act Meetings” (Jan. 30, 2023).

Farm Credit System Insurance Administration

88 FR 6725 Notice: “Board of Directors Meeting” (Feb. 1, 2023).

Farm Service Agency

88 FR 5851 Notice—Public Comment: “Information Collection Request; Increasing Land, Capital, and Market Access Program” (Jan. 30, 2023).

Food and Drug Administration

88 FR 6624 Final Rule: “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods” (Feb. 1, 2023).

88 FR 6757 Notice—Public Comment: “Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Submission of Petitions: Food Additive, Color Additive (Including Labeling), Submission of Information to a Master File in Support of Petitions; and Electronic Submission Using Food and Drug Administration Form 3503” (Feb. 1, 2023).

88 FR 6760 Notice—Public Comment: “Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Procedures for the Safe Processing and Importing of Fish and Fishery Products” (Feb. 1, 2023).

88 FR 5896 Notice: “Practices to Prevent Unsafe Contamination of Animal Feed from Drug Carryover; Guidance for Industry; Availability” (Jan. 30, 2023).

Food and Nutrition Service

88 FR 6697 Notice—Public Comment: “Agency Information Collection Activities: School Meals Operations Study: Evaluation of the School-Based Child Nutrition Programs” (Feb. 1, 2023).

National Agricultural Statistics Service

88 FR 6224 Notice—Public Comment: “Notice of Intent to Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection” (Jan. 31, 2023).

Natural Resources Conservation Service

88 FR 5852 Notice—Public Comment: “Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Advisory Committee Meeting” (Jan. 30, 2023).

Rural Housing Service

88 FR 6209 Proposed Rule—Public Comment: “Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program Change in Priority Projects Criteria” (Jan. 31, 2023).

Rural Utilities Service

88 FR 6609 Final Rule—Public Comment: “Section 306C Water and Waste Disposal (WWD) Loans and Grants” (Feb. 1, 2023).

88 FR 5724 Final Rule—Public Comment: “Rural eConnectivity Program” (Jan. 30, 2023).

  1. Customs and Border Protection

88 FR 7451 Notice: “Determination That Maintenance of Finding of January 28, 2022, Pertaining to Certain Palm Oil and Derivative Products Made Wholly or in Part with Palm Oil Produced by the Malaysian Company Sime Darby Plantation Berhad, Its Subsidiaries, and Joint Ventures, Is No Longer Necessary” (Feb. 3, 2023).

U.S. HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE:

H.R.812 “To repeal the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.” Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. (Feb. 3, 2023).

H.R.805 “To establish the Office of High-Risk AFO Disaster Mitigation and Enforcement in the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.” Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. (Feb. 3, 2023).

H.R.797 “To place a moratorium on large concentrated animal feeding operations, to strengthen the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to require country of origin labeling on beef, pork, and dairy products, and for other purposes.” Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. (Feb. 3, 2023).

H.R.809 “To prohibit certain persons from purchasing agricultural real estate in the United States, and for other purposes.” Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (Feb. 2, 2023).

H.R.798 “To improve protections for meatpacking workers, and for other purposes.” Referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, Oversight and Accountability, House Administration, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (Feb. 2, 2023).

H.R.723 “To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to require States to include a photograph on electronic benefit cards issued to provide supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits.” Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (Feb. 1, 2023).

H.R.714 “To amend the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 to extend the feral swine eradication and control pilot program.” Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (Feb. 1, 2023).

H.R.708 “To require the Natural Resources Conservation Service to review the national conservation practice standards, taking into consideration climate benefits, and for other purposes.” Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (Feb. 1, 2023).

H.R.707 “To require a study of the barriers to conservation practice adoption on leased agricultural land, and for other purposes.” Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (Feb. 1, 2023).

H.R.706 “To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to allow households with children with chronic medical conditions to deduct allowable medical expenses incurred by such household member that exceeds $35 per month.” Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (Feb. 1, 2023).

H.R.482 “Western Wildfire Support Act of 2023.” Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. (Feb. 1, 2023).

H.R.323 “To establish the People-Centered Assistance Reform Effort Commission, to improve the social safety net and increase social mobility by increasing access to resources which address the underlying causes of poverty.” Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. (Feb. 1, 2023).

H.R.679 “To amend the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to waive the matching funds requirement under the specialty crop research initiative, and for other purposes.” Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (Jan. 31, 2023).

H.R.674 “To codify the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to conduct certain landscape-scale forest restoration projects, and for other purposes.” Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (Jan. 31, 2023).

H.R.662 “To amend the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023 to improve disaster relief funding for agricultural producers, and for other purposes.” Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (Jan. 31, 2023).

H.R.651 “To require the designation of composting as a conservation practice and activity, and to provide grants and loan guarantees for composting facilities and programs, and for other purposes.” Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (Jan. 31, 2023).

H.R.648 “To amend the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to extend and expand the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program.” Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture. (Jan. 31, 2023).

H.R.636 “To establish an arbitration process pilot program as an alternative dispute resolution process for certain objections or protests to qualified forest management activities, and for other purposes.” Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (Jan. 30, 2023).

H.R.626 “To advance commonsense policy priorities.” Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, Education and the Workforce, Science, Space, and Technology, Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Oversight and Accountability, Financial Services, Agriculture, House Administration, the Judiciary, Small Business, Homeland Security, Rules, Ethics, the Budget, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence (Permanent Select), Armed Services, and Appropriations , for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (Jan. 30, 2023).

U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION, AND FORESTRY:

S.272 “A bill to establish the Office of High-Risk AFO Disaster Mitigation and Enforcement in the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Feb. 2, 2023).

S.270 “A bill to improve protections for meatpacking workers, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Feb. 2, 2023).

S.271 “A bill to place a moratorium on large concentrated animal feeding operations, to strengthen the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to require country of origin labeling on beef, pork, and dairy products, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Feb. 2, 2023).

S.269 “A bill to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to fully protect the safety of children and the environment, to remove dangerous pesticides from use, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Feb. 2, 2023).

S.231 “A bill to amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to remove barriers to agricultural producers in accessing funds to carry out emergency measures under the emergency conservation program, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Feb. 2, 2023).

S.228 “A bill to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to establish a cattle contract library, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Feb. 2, 2023).

S.202 “A bill to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to reauthorize the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Feb. 1, 2023).

S.180 “A bill to amend the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2023, to improve disaster relief funding for agricultural producers, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Jan. 31, 2023).

S.179 “A bill to require the designation of composting as a conservation practice and activity, to provide grants and loan guarantees for composting facilities and programs, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Jan. 31, 2023).

S.176 “A bill to amend the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to extend and expand the Market Access Program and the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Jan. 31, 2023).

S.174 “A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to improve the conservation reserve program, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Jan. 31, 2023).

S.130 “A bill to amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to reauthorize and improve the ReConnect loan and grant program, and for other purposes.” Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (Jan. 30, 2023).

STATE ACTIONS—EXECUTIVE & LEGISLATIVE  

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PRESS RELEASES:           

Pennsylvania Awarded $8.8 Million Funding Boost, Plus Performance-Based Increase For Low-Income Senior Nutrition Programs (Feb. 1, 2023).

PENNSYLVANIA EXECUTIVE AGENCIES (Pa. Bulletin Vol. 53, No. 5—Feb. 4, 2023): 

Department of Agriculture

53 Pa.B. 714 Notice: “Action of Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee; Addition of Noxious Weeds to Controlled Plants and Noxious Weed List.”

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

53 Pa.B. 716 Notice: “Grant Funding for ATV or Snowmobile Projects and Programs.”

Department of Environmental Protection 

53 Pa.B. 780 Notice: “Applications for Reimbursement for Certified Host Municipality Inspectors under Act 101 (Section 1102), the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act of 1988, and Act 108 (Section 304), the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act of 1988.”

53 Pa.B. 781 Notice: “Bid Opportunity.”

53 Pa.B. 781 Notice: “Draft Stream Evaluation Reports; Available for Public Comment.”

PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATURE

SB 283 “An Act amending Title 3 (Agriculture) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in crop insurance, further providing for definitions, for crop insurance financial assistance and for funding.” Referred to Agricultural and Rural Affairs [Senate] (Jan. 30, 2023).

 

Written by:
Dillon Lightfoot—Research Assistant
Megan Guess—Research Assistant
Audry Thompson—Staff Attorney 
Brook Duer—Staff Attorney