Department of Agriculture June 26, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-13264
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-13260
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intent of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Livestock Slaughter Survey. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-13256
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blueberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/530,947, ``BLUEBERRY CULTIVAR NAMED `ECHO','' filed on March 28, 2017.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2017-13255
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of blackberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 15/530,950, ``BLACKBERRY NAMED `HALL'S BEAUTY','' filed on March 28, 2017.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2016-17 Crop Year for Tart Cherries
Document Number: 2017-13241
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-06-26
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to establish free and restricted percentages for the 2016-17 crop year under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin (order). The Board locally administers the marketing order and is comprised of producers and handlers of tart cherries operating within the production area, and a public member. This action establishes the proportion of tart cherries from the 2016 crop which may be handled in commercial outlets at 71 percent free and 29 percent restricted. These percentages should stabilize marketing conditions by adjusting supply to meet market demand and help improve grower returns.