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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Below is a list of rules currently going through the regulatory process.
Regulation Status Date Title
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Final 7/14/2023 United States Standards for Soybeans
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 6/27/2023 Termination of Marketing Order: Washington Apricots
Packers and Stockyard Act Final 6/23/2023 Preserving Trust Benefits under the Packers and Stockyards Act
US Grain Standards Act Final 5/3/2023 Exceptions to Geographic Boundaries
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Notice 4/27/2023 Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington: Continuance Referendum
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 4/27/2023 Marketing Order Regulations for Almonds Grown in California
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 4/27/2023 Marketing Order: Almonds Grown in California; Amendments
Organic Regulations Open for Comment 4/26/2023 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Origin of Livestock
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 4/17/2023 Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West: Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 2023-2024 Marketing Year
Organic Regulations Notice 4/14/2023 National Organic Program: 2023 and 2024 Sunset Review and Substance Renewals