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Federal Marketing Order Field Offices  
The Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Headquarters, is responsible for the overall administration of marketing agreement and order programs for fruits, vegetables, and specialty crops and can provide information on all programs and Section 8e import regulations.

 
Marketing Order and Agreement Division
Michael Durando, Director
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Stop Code 0237, Room 1406-S
Washington, D.C. 20250-0237
Phone: (202) 720-2491
Fax: (202) 720-8938

 
General information may be obtained by email from: michael.durando@ams.usda.gov.

 
Three marketing field offices carry out a variety of responsibilities regarding the development, promulgation, and administration of marketing agreement and order programs. Specifically, the offices are responsible for consulting, oversight, meeting attendance, review of compliance plans, preparation of committee selections, committee project approvals, marketing policy reviews, informal rulemaking, formal rulemaking preparations and referenda, new services support, and processing alleged violations (other than administrative adjudication actions). The offices also provide assistance on compliance with Section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937.

 
California Marketing Field Office
Martin Engeler, Regional Director
Marketing Order and Agreement Division
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
2202 Monterey Street, Suite 102 B
Fresno, California 93721
Phone: (559) 487-5901
FAX: (559) 487-5906

 
This office is responsible for the following active marketing order programs: California kiwifruit, Southeast California (desert) table grapes, California olives, California almonds, California pistachios, California walnuts, California dates, California raisins and California dried plums.

 
Southeast Marketing Field Office
Chris Nissen, Regional Director
Marketing Order and Agreement Division
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
799 Overlook Drive; Suite A
Winter Haven, Florida 33884
Phone: (863) 324-3375
FAX: (863) 325-8793

 
This office is responsible for the following active marketing order programs: Florida citrus, Florida avocados, Vidalia onions, Florida tomatoes, Texas oranges and grapefruit, South Texas onions, multi-state cranberries, multi-state tart cherries, and Virginia-North Carolina potatoes. The office is also responsible for quality standards associated with domestic and imported peanuts, the Export Apple Act, and the Export Grape and Plum Act.

 
Northwest Marketing Field Office
Gary Olson, Regional Director
Marketing Order and Agreement Division
USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service
1220 Southwest Third Avenue, Suite 305
Portland, Oregon 97204
Phone: (503) 326-2724
FAX: (503) 326-7440

 
This office is responsible for the following active marketing order programs: Washington apricots, Washington cherries, Oregon-Washington pears, Idaho-Eastern Oregon potatoes, Washington potatoes, Oregon-California potatoes, Colorado potatoes, Walla Walla sweet onions, Idaho-Eastern Oregon onions, Oregon-Washington hazelnuts, and multi-state spearmint oil.

 
  Last Modified Date: 01/24/2014