- Quality Regulations: The marketing order authorizes grade, size, and quality regulations to maintain pear quality shipped to consumers.
- Research and Promotion: The marketing order authorizes production and post-harvest research, marketing research, market development, and promotion activities, including paid advertising. These programs are currently active.
- The Fresh Pear Committee is comprised of 13 members, which includes: 6 grower members, 6 handler members, and 1 public member. Each member has a first and second alternate. Each district is represented by one grower member and one handler member, except for the Mid-Columbia and Wenatchee Districts, which are represented by two grower members and two handler members. View a list of members & alternates (pdf).
- The Processed Pear Committee is comprised of 10 members, which includes: 3 grower members, 3 handler members, 3 processors, and 1 public member. Each member has an alternate. District 1, the State of Washington, is represented by 2 grower members and 2 handler members. District 2, the State of Oregon, is represented by 1 grower member and 1 handler member. The 3 processor members are from District 1, District 2, or from both districts. View a list of members & alternates (pdf).