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Chapter 12:68:16 Importation of Equine Amend rules to update processes for interstate movement of horses that will stay in the destination state short term. The effect of the proposed rule would be to update processes to more accurately reflect current industry practices making it more convenient for interstate movement of horses that will stay in the destination state short term. Reason: Requested by equine exhibitionists. 03/12/2019 03/11/2019
Soybean Research and Promotion Council Districts 12:09:04:01 The effect of the rule will be to increase the number of voting districts for members of the Soybean Research and Promotion Council from seven to nine, and reorganize the counties into those nine new districts. The reason for adopting the proposed rule is that the council has determined the necessity of nine districts to properly reflect the makeup of soybean farmers across the state of South Dakota 04/17/2019 05/06/2019 04/29/2019
Seed Rules The proposed amendments add Palmer Amaranth as a prohibited noxious weed seed, clarify that no presence of prohibited noxious weed seed is allowable in seed, move quackgrass from the prohibited noxious weed seed list to the restricted noxious weed seed list, and lower the maximum allowable presence of restricted noxious weed seeds. The proposed amendments also update references, scientific names, and testing processes. These changes will help protect South Dakota by limiting problematic weed seeds in seed mixes and update administrative rules to match industry standards and practices. 07/01/2019 08/12/2019 07/10/2019
State Brand Board The effect of the rules will be an increase in brand program fees, set a brand application fee, and set the fee for brand inspections requested outside the brand inspection area, not to exceed $1.00/head. The brand program fees are for registrations, transfers, renewals, duplicate certificates, and a brand application fee. 07/10/2019 08/12/2019 07/09/2019
Proposed amendments to rules numbered 12:05:01:01 to 12:05:14:03, inclusive, and 12:11:01:01 to 12:11:04:02, inclusive, and 12:17:01:01 to 12:17:11:01, inclusive, and 12:81:05:01. The effect of the rules will be to bring South Dakota dairy regulations in line with federal regulations as determined by the FDA Milk Safety Branch and update references to the most current form. The reason for adopting the proposed amendments is to maintain compliance with federal regulations and allow continued interstate shipment of milk and milk products from South Dakota. 08/14/2019 09/09/2019 08/26/2019