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Marketing Order 985: Far West Spearmint Oil  
Recent Rulemaking:

 
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Revision of the Salable Quantity and Allotment Percentage for Class 1 (Scotch) Spearmint Oil for the 2014-2015 Marketing Year. Docket Number: AMS-FV-13-0087; FV14-985-1A IR. Effective October 31, 2014, comments prior to December 30, 2014, will be consider prior to issuance of final rule. [Notice PDF]

 
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Decreased Assessment Rate. Docket Number: AMS-FV-14-0027; FV14-985-3 FIR. Effective: July 28, 2014. [Notice PDF]

 
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Revision of Administrative Rules and Regulations Governing Issuance of Additional Allotment Base. Docket Number: AMS-FV-13-0088; FV14-985-2 FR. Effective July 7, 2014. [Notice PDF]

 
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 2014-2015 Marketing Year. Docket Number: AMS-FV-13-0087; FV14-985-1 FR. EFFECTIVE: This final rule becomes effective June 1, 2014. [Notice PDF]

 
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 2013-2014 Marketing Year. Docket Number: AMS-FV-12-0064; FV13-985-1 FR. EFFECTIVE: This final rule becomes effective June 1, 2013. [Notice PDF]

 
Major Provisions:

 
  • Commodity Regulated: The handling of Spearmint Oil produced in the Far West
  • Crop Shipping Season: Continuous
  • Fiscal Year: June 1 through May 31
  • Production Area(s): Washington State, Idaho, Oregon, and that portion of Nevada north of 37th parallel and that portion of Utah west of the 111th meridian.
  • Order Authority and Regulations: Marketing order authorizes volume control measures to regulate the marketing of spearmint oil through annual sales allotments. Spearmint oil produced in excess of a grower’s allotment is placed into a reserve pool and used later to fill production deficiencies and unexpected demand.
  • Research and Promotion: The order authorizes and has active production research, as well as marketing research and development projects. Paid advertising is not authorized.
  • The order was promulgated in 1980 and was last amended under formal rulemaking on June 26, 1996.

 
Committee Structure: The Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee is comprised of eight members, including one public member. Each has one alternate. Producer members are allocated by district. Committee members serve 2-year terms beginning January 1. One-half of the members are selected annually. Producer and handler members are nominated at district producer meetings.

 
Contact: Shane Johnson, Manager, Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee; 100 N. Fruitland, Suite B, Kennewick, Washington 99336; Phone: (509) 585-5460; (800) 446-0852; FAX: (509) 585-2671; Email: shanej@agmgt.com; Web site: www.farwestspearmint.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  
 
  Link to Marketing Order in CFR  
 
  Link to Spearmint Oil Forms  
 
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  Last Modified Date: 10/31/2014