Agricultural Marketing Service March 8, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell
Document Number: 2013-05436
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the United States Standards for Grades of Almonds in the Shell. These standards are issued under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is revising the standards by changing the determination of internal defects from count to weight. These revisions will align the inspection procedures for incoming inspections (based on the marketing order) and outgoing inspections (based on the standards). These changes will promote greater uniformity and will provide consistency with current marketing practices.
Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Program; Section 610 Review
Document Number: 2013-05432
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document summarizes the results of an Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) review of the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Program (Program), commonly known as the Pork Checkoff Program, under the criteria contained in section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). Based upon this review, AMS concluded that there is a continued need for the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order (Order). Copies of the review performed by AMS are available to interested parties.