We established this AgTech Regulatory Resource Center in light of federal agencies’ announcements starting in January 2017 proposing fundamental changes to the regulation of agricultural biotechnology products, genetically engineered organisms, and related research and development activities.
These resources will help companies monitor these key developments and plan for next steps. We post regular updates to this Resource Center as circumstances warrant, and we invite you to explore these materials and contact the editors at any time with questions or for further discussion.
February 1, 2017
The status of many draft proposals and guidance originally issued by the Obama Administration likely will remain uncertain in the near term. At a minimum, all earlier proposals will be subject to full review and possible reconsideration by the Trump Administration before they are finalized. In this vein, it is important to note that, on January 30, 2017, the Trump Administration ordered that at least two existing regulations be identified for elimination with each new regulation issued. B&D will continue to monitor federal administrative and legislative developments that may impact agency activities and update this Resource Center website as circumstances warrant.