Changes to Reporting Requirements: Walnuts Grown in California

Docket Number: AMS–SC–20–0053
Effective Date: January 11, 2020


This rule revises the reporting requirements prescribed under the Federal marketing order regulating the handling of walnuts grown in California. This action requires California walnut handlers to report purchase commitments (walnuts sold but not yet shipped) with domestic and foreign buyers, monthly. This change provides more accurate information about supply and demand to the industry, which also enhances marketing efforts.


Terry Vawter, Regional Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, California Marketing Field Office, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (559) 487-5905, Fax: (559) 487-5906; or Email:

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