Increased Assessment Rate: Tomatoes Grown in Florida

Docket Number: AMS-SC-23-0063
Comments Due: April 8, 2024


This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2023–2024 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.025 to $0.035 per 25-pound container of tomatoes or equivalent. The proposed assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.

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 and 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, Fax: (863) 291–8614, or Email: or

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