USDA Establishes Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages of Scotch and Native Spearmint Oil for the 2023-2024 Marketing Year

April 17, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing a final rule to establish the salable quantities of Scotch and Native spearmint oil produced in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and parts of Nevada and Utah that handlers may purchase from producers, or handle on their behalf, during the 2023-2024 marketing year.

This action sets the salable quantity of Class 1 (Scotch) spearmint oil at 772,704 pounds with an allotment percentage of 34 percent, and the salable quantity of Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil at 1,034,492 pounds with an allotment percentage of 40 percent.  The Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee recommended this action to satisfy the needs of the spearmint oil market while limiting the possibility of oversupplying it.

The final rule published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2023, and becomes effective May 17, 2023.

More information about the marketing order regulating the handling of spearmint oil produced in the Far West is available on the 985 Spearmint Oil webpage on the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) website.

Authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, marketing orders are industry-driven programs that help producers and handlers achieve marketing success by leveraging their own funds to design and execute programs that they would not be able to do individually. AMS provides oversight to fruit, vegetable and specialty crops marketing orders and agreements to help ensure fiscal accountability and program integrity.

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