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Marketing Order 983: California Pistachios  
Recent Rulemaking:

 
Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona and New Mexico; Modification of Aflatoxin Regulations. Docket Number: AMS-FV-12-0068; FV13-983-1 FR. Effective on August 4, 2014. [Notice PDF]

 
Major Provisions:

 
  • Commodity Regulated: Pistachios grown in California, Arizona and New Mexico
  • Crop Shipping Season: Production year begins September 1 and ends August 31 of each year
  • Production area: States of California, Arizona and New Mexico
  • Order Authority and Regulations: The marketing order authorizes grade, quality, size, and reporting requirements on in-shell and shelled pistachios, including testing for aflatoxin levels.
  • Research and Promotion: There are no research and promotion authorities under the current marketing order.
  • The order was promulgated on April 5, 2004 and was amended in 2009 to expand to a three-State territory.

 
Committee Structure: The Administrative Committee for Pistachios is comprised of two handler members, nine producer members representing four districts, and a public member. Each member has one alternate. Members and alternates are nominated to two-year, staggered terms of office, with one-half of the committee members selected each year.

 
Contact: Dr. Bob Klein, Manager; Administrative Committee for Pistachios; 4938 East Yale Avenue, Suite 102; Fresno, California 93727; Phone: (559) 255-6480, Ext. 101; Fax: (559) 255-6485; Email: bobk@acpistachios.org;

 
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  
 
  Pistachio Aflatoxin Program  
 
  Link to Marketing Order in CFR  
 
  Link to Pistachio Forms  
 
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  Last Modified Date: 07/03/2014