Tuesday, June 3, 2014

USDA Announces Modification of Regulations of National Sheep Industry Improvement Center

On June 3, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture ("USDA") Agricultural Marketing Service ("AMS") published in the Federal Register (79 FR 31843) National Sheep Industry Improvement Center; Interim rule and request for comments.

As provided under 2014 Farm Bill, the AMS is amending the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center regulations at 7 CFR Part 63. This interim rule redesignates (1) the statutory authority from section 375 (7 U.S.C. 2008j) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627), (2) amends the definition of the Act under section 63.1 consistent with the redesignated statutory authority, and (3) amends the regulations by increasing the administrative cap for the use of the funds from 3 percent to 10 percent.

DATES: Effective Date: This interim rule is effective June 4, 2014. Comment Date: Written comments on the regulatory provisions of this interim rule must be received by July 3, 2014.

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