Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2023-24 Crop Year: Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.

Docket Number: AMS-SC-23-0074
Comments Due: May 20, 2024


This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to establish free and restricted percentages for the 2023-24 crop year under the Federal marketing order for tart cherries grown in the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. This action would establish the proportion of tart cherries from the 2023-24 crop which may be handled in commercial outlets. This action should stabilize marketing conditions by adjusting supply to meet market demand and help improve grower returns.

Submit Comments

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposed rule. Comments can be sent to the Docket Clerk, Market Development Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237. Comments can also be sent to the Docket Clerk electronically by Email: or via the internet at: Comments should reference the document number, the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register . Comments submitted in response to this proposed rule will be included in the record and will be made available to the public and can be viewed at: 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.


Steven W. Kauffman, Marketing Specialist, or Christian D. Nissen, Chief, Southeast Region Branch, Market Development Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (863) 324-3375, or Email: or

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