Week in Review: Insects Considered Endangered ‘Fish’ and ACP Protocols Proving Successful

Brian GermanIndustry

An appeals court recently reversed an earlier judgment preventing bumblebees from falling under the definition of “fish” in the California Endangered Species Act. CPDPD Director Victoria Hornbaker told AgNet West that while the recent ACP detections are a bit jarring, there are some positive takeaways. The process continues moving forward as enforcement of mandatory outbound inspections remains on hold, along with assessment collection. As much as $300 million will be made available through a new Organic Transition Initiative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A recent econometric study conducted by IHS Markit and Texas A&M University shows that public-private U.S. agricultural export market development programs remain highly effective. Get all of the agricultural headlines of the week directly in your inbox by subscribing to the newsletter.