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Mango Promotion, Research and Information Order: Amendment to Include Frozen Mangos

Docket Number: AMS-SC-17-0002
Comments Due: June 5, 2018

Summary

This proposed rule invites comments on amending the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) regulations regarding a fresh mango national research and promotion program to include frozen mangos as a covered commodity. Additionally, this proposal announces AMS' intent to request approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of new information collection requirements necessary to include frozen mangos under the program.

USDA Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Add Frozen Mangos to National Mango Research and Promotion Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it is seeking comments on a proposed rule to expand the national research and promotion program to include coverage of frozen mangos. The National Mango Board recommended that USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) amend regulations regarding the fresh mango national research and promotion program to include frozen mangos and allow frozen mango stakeholders to participate in a coordinated effort to maintain and expand the market for frozen mangos.

USDA Proposes Rule for Salable Quantities, Allotment Percentages of Spearmint Oil for 2018-2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites comments on a proposed rule to establish the quantities of Scotch and Native spearmint oil produced in the Far West that handlers may purchase from producers, or handle on their behalf, during the 2018-2019 marketing year. The rule was recommended by the Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee.

The proposed rule would establish:

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