Archive for the 'Comment Periods' Category

Comment Period on Transportation of Agricultural Commodities Including Livestock

On December 20, 2017 (82 FR 60360), FMCSA published a notice of proposed regulatory guidance concerning the transportation of agricultural commodities. Submit public comments by February 20, 2018. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FMCSA-2017-0360-0196 Continue reading ‘Comment Period on Transportation of Agricultural Commodities Including Livestock’

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National Grocers Association Survey

If you are a parent (or know a parent), please take a moment to complete this survey. The National Grocers Association team from the University of Minnesota would like to collect some primary research on grocery store preferences and healthy food options. The survey is pretty short, and your responses are valuable!

United States Farming Practices Survey

Cornell University, University of California—Berkeley, and The Nature Conservancy are conducting a nationwide survey for all fruit, vegetable, grain, and field crop producers to identify the biggest challenges that farmers face, as well as the best solutions. Our goal is to understand what the most important factors are for farm owners and managers when deciding whether or not to use certain practices related to soil, crop, and pest management. Continue reading ‘United States Farming Practices Survey’

Water Summit Remote Participation Site

Do you still have questions, comments, or concerns about what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has included related to agricultural water in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Produce Safety Rule (PSR)? The Water Summit is an opportunity to interact with FDA and get your opinions heard related to the water regulations within the rule. February 27 and 28.Time: 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Continue reading ‘Water Summit Remote Participation Site’

UMN Extension Pesticide Survey

The Pesticide Safety and Environmental Education team with Extension is working to develop more resources for fruit and vegetable growers as well as organic growers of all kinds. We aim to address pesticide safety, technical education, questions about effectiveness of different products, and integrated pest management.  Continue reading ‘UMN Extension Pesticide Survey’

Time Sensitive: EPA Seeks Input on Registrations for 4 Neonicotinoid Insecticides

There is an EPA open public comment period for ecological risk assessments for EPA registration review of four neonicotinoid insecticides. This open comment period ends Feb 20, 2018. Continue reading ‘Time Sensitive: EPA Seeks Input on Registrations for 4 Neonicotinoid Insecticides’

Comment on Proposed Amendments to Health Risk Limits (HRLs) for Groundwater

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is proposing amendments to the current rules on Health Risk Limits (HRLs) for Groundwater (Minnesota Rules Part 4717.7500 and Part 4717.7860). An HRL is the concentration of a contaminant (or a mixture of contaminants) in groundwater that is likely to pose little or no health risk to humans when it is consumed. Submit comments by February 21, 2018. Continue reading ‘Comment on Proposed Amendments to Health Risk Limits (HRLs) for Groundwater’


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