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Marketing Orders and Agreements
 
Marketing Order 923: Washington Cherries  
Recent Rulemaking:

 
Sweet Cherries Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Decreased Assessment Rate. Docket Number: AMS-FV-13-0055; FV13-923-1 FIR. EFFECTIVE: December 17, 2013. [Notice PDF]

 
Major Provisions:

 
  • Commodity Regulated: Sweet cherries grown in designated counties in Washington
  • Crop Shipping Season: June through August
  • 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, container, and pack regulations for sweet cherries.
  • Research and Promotion: The order also provides authority for marketing research and development projects, none are currently in effect.
  • The order was promulgated in 1957.

 
Committee Structure: The Washington Cherry Marketing Committee administers the order on a local basis. The committee is comprised of 16 members. Ten members are producers (four from District 1 and six from District 2), and six members are handlers (two from District 1 and three from District 2). Each member has one alternate. Members serve a 2-year term of office that begins April 1. One-half of the members and alternates are elected each year. Producer members are nominated at producer nomination meetings. Handler members are nominated at handler nomination meetings.

 
Contact: B.J. Thurlby, Manager, Washington Cherry Marketing Committee, 105 South 18th Street, #205, Yakima, Washington 98901; Phone: (509) 453-4837; FAX: (509) 453-4880.

 
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 Sweet Cherries Forms  
 
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  Last Modified Date: 12/19/2013