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Marketing Order 929: Cranberries  
Recent Rulemaking:

 
Cranberries Grown in the States of Massachusetts, et al; Revising Determination of Sales History. Docket Number: AMS-FV-12-0042; FV12-929-2 FR. EFFECTIVE: August 21, 2013. [Notice PDF]

 
Major Provisions:

 
  • Commodity Regulated: Shipments of cranberries grown in the States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in the State of New York.
  • Crop Shipping Season: Ongoing
  • Fiscal Year: September 1 through August 31
  • Production Area: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in the State of New York.
  • Order Authority and Regulations: Marketing order authorizes volume control through producer allotments and handler withholdings.
  • Research and Promotion: The order authorizes production research and market research and development projects that include paid advertising. The Committee is currently conducting several marketing development projects.
  • The order was promulgated in August 15, 1962, and last amended under formal rulemaking on February 15, 2005.

 
Committee Structure: The Cranberry Marketing Committee includes 13 growers and 1 public member. There are 6 grower members who represent Ocean Spray Cranberries, the industry's largest cooperative and handler, 6 who represent independent growers, and 1 member at large. The marketing order authorizes 9 alternate member positions. The 2-year terms of office begin August 1. Producer and handler members are nominated by mail balloting in all districts.

 
Contact: Scott Soares, Executive Director; Cranberry Marketing Committee; 219A Main Street; Wareham, Massachusetts 02571; Phone: (508) 291-1510, Ext. 14 or (800) 253-0862; FAX: (508) 291-1511.

 
AMS Contact: Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Fruit and Vegetable Program, Agricultural Marketing Service; Phone: (202) 720-2491.

 
Resources
 
  Roster of Members and Alternates  
 
  Link to Marketing Order in CFR  
 
  Link to Cranberry Forms  
 
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  Last Modified Date: 12/19/2013