RULES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Kiwifruit Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This rule implements a recommendation from the Kiwifruit Administrative Committee (Committee) for an increase of the assessment rate established for the 2015-16 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.025 to $0.040 per 9-kilo volume-fill container or equivalent of kiwifruit handled under the marketing order (order). The Committee locally administers the order, and is comprised of growers of kiwifruit operating within the area of production. Assessments upon kiwifruit handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period begins on August 1 and ends July 31. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
DATES: Effective February 4, 2016.
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION
Farm Credit Administration Board; Sunshine Act; Regular Meeting
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act, of the regular meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board (Board).
DATES: The regular meeting of the Board will be held at the offices of the Farm Credit Administration in McLean, Virginia, on February 11, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until such time as the Board concludes its business.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal Assistance Programs--General Award Administrative Provisions and Specific Administrative Provisions
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is publishing as a final rule, a set of general and specific administrative requirements applicable to competitive and non- competitive non-formula programs. The purpose of this final rule is to implement sections of the Agriculture Act of 2014 making it necessary to modify the general administrative provisions as well as specific grant programs.
DATES: This final rule becomes effective on February 8, 2016.