Proposed Rules

The following is a current list of proposed, interim final rules, or final rules related to the regulations AMS is responsible for enforcing. All notices, except for final rules, are open for public comment until the deadline stated within the notice.

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For GIPSA Federal Register notices prior to 2018, please visit the Federal Register

Below is a list of rules currently going through the regulatory process.
Regulation Status Date Title
Organic Regulations Final 5/12/2021 National Organic Program; Origin of Livestock
US Grain Standards Act Notice 4/22/2021 Meetings: Grain Inspection Advisory Committee Meeting
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Open for Comment 4/22/2021 United States Standards for Beans-Chickpeas
US Grain Standards Act Open for Comment 4/20/2021 United States Standards for Wheat
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Notice 4/20/2021 2021/2022 Rates Charged for AMS Services
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 4/19/2021 Modification of Assessment Rate: Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 4/19/2021 Cotton Research and Promotion Program: Procedures for Conduct of Sign-Up Period
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Final 4/16/2021 Termination of U.S. Consumer Standards
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 4/16/2021 Marketing Order: Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 2021-2022 Marketing Year
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Proposed 4/15/2021 Modification of Handling Requirements: Tomatoes Grown in Florida