Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Decreased Assessment Rate. Docket Number: AMS-FV-12-0027; FV12-922-1 FIR. EFFECTIVE: April 12, 2013. [Notice PDF
Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Temporary Suspension of Handling Regulations. Docket Number: AMS-FV-12-0028; FV12-922-2 IR. EFFECTIVE: January 9, 2013 through March 31, 2013; comments received by March 11, 2013 will be considered prior to issuance of a final rule. [Notice
Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Decreased Assessment Rate. Docket Number: AMS-FV-12-0027; FV12-922-1 IR. EFFECTIVE December 7, 2012. Comments received by February 4, 2013, will be considered prior to issuance of a final rule. [Notice PDF
Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Temporary Relaxation of the Minimum Grade Requirement; Correction. Docket Number: AMS-FV-10-0062; FV06-922-2 C. EFFECTIVE: November 30, 2010. [Notice PDF
Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Increased Assessment Rate. Docket Number: AMS-FV-10-0050; FV10-922-1 FR. EFFECTIVE: August 25, 2010. [Notice PDF
- Commodity Regulated: Apricots grown in designated counties in Washington
- Crop Shipping Season: July through September
- Fiscal Year: April 1 through March 31
- Production Area(s): The counties of Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima, and Klickitat in the State of Washington and all counties in Washington lying east thereof.
- Order Authority and Regulations: Marketing order authorizes grade, size, quality, maturity, markings, pack, and container regulations for apricots.
- Research and Promotion: The order authorizes marketing research and development projects, none are currently in effect.
- The order was promulgated in 1957 and was last amended under formal rulemaking on June 2, 1962.
Committee Structure: The Washington Apricot Marketing Committee is administered locally by 12 members, including 8 growers and 4 handlers. Each member has one alternate. Membership is evenly divided between the two districts comprising the production area. Members and alternates serve a 2-year term of office that begins April 1.
Contact: Lucille McFarland, Manager; Washington Apricot Marketing Committee; P.O. Box 2386; Yakima, Washington 98907; Phone: (509) 457-7697.
AMS Contact: Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Fruit and Vegetable Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, Phone: (202) 720-2491.