Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders

Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West: Increased Assessment Rate

Docket Number: AMS-SC-19-0026
Comments Due: July 1, 2019

Summary

This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2019-2020 and subsequent marketing years. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.

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Tomatoes Grown in Florida: Redistricting and Reapportionment of Producer Districts

Docket Number: AMS-SC-19-0011
Comments Due: May 24, 2019

Summary

This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) to redistrict and reapportion producer representation on the Committee currently prescribed under the marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. This action would reduce the number of districts from four to two and reapportion producer membership on the Committee to provide equitable representation from both districts.

Olives Grown in California: Increased Assessment Rate

Docket Number: AMS-SC-18-0105
Comments Due: May 24, 2019

Summary

This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) to redistrict and reapportion producer representation on the Committee currently prescribed under the marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. This action would reduce the number of districts from four to two and reapportion producer membership on the Committee to provide equitable representation from both districts.

USDA Increases the Salable Quantity and Allotment Percentage for Class 3 (Native) Spearmint Oil for the 2018-2019 Marketing Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it has increased the quantity of Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil that handlers may purchase from, or handle on behalf of, producers during the 2018-2019 marketing year for spearmint oil produced in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and parts of Nevada and Utah under Marketing Order 985.

Cranberry Producers to Vote on Marketing Order

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a referendum for cranberry producers to decide whether to continue their federal marketing order. The voting period will be open May 6-28, 2019.

The marketing order requires that a continuance referendum be held during the month of May every four years. To be eligible to vote, producers must have produced cranberries for the fresh market from Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018.

Cranberries Grown in Multiple States, Continuance Referendum

Cranberries Grown in the States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in the State of New York; Continuance Referendum

Docket Number: AMS-SC-19-0019
Dates: The referendum will be conducted from May 6 through May 28, 2019. Only current producers of cranberries within the production area that grew cranberries during the period September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018, are eligible to vote in this referendum.

Summary

Handling Regulations: Tomatoes Grown in Florida

Docket Number: AMS-SC-18-0075
Comments Due: May 16, 2019

Summary

This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) to change the handling regulations under the Marketing Order regulating the handling of tomatoes grown in Florida. This action would remove the standard weight requirements for tomato containers under the handling regulations.

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Pecans Grown in Various States

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas

Docket Number: AMS-SC-18-0090
Comments Due: May 14, 2019

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