Borrowing Authority Under Marketing Order 989: Raisins Produced from Grapes Grown in California

Docket Number: AMS-SC-21-0027
Comments Due: This direct final rule is effective June 14, 2021, without further action or notice, unless significant adverse comments are received by June 1, 2021


This rule amends Marketing Order 989 (referred to as the “Order”), which regulates the handling of raisins produced from grapes grown in California. This action reinserts Order language that authorizes the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) to borrow from commercial lending institutions. The publication on October 26, 2018, of a final rule to amend the marketing order unintentionally removed this borrowing authority. This document is necessary to inform the public of this amendment.

Submit Comments

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this direct final rule. Comments must be sent to the Docket Clerk, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237; or internet: Comments should reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be available for public inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular business hours, or can be viewed at: All comments submitted in response to this rule will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made public on the internet at the address provided above.


Kathie Notoro, Marketing Specialist or Andrea Ricci, Regional Director, California Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (559) 514-1275, Fax: (559) 487-5906, or Email: or

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