927 Oregon & Washington Pears

Crop Shipping Season: July through JuneFiscal Year: July 1 through June 30Production Area(s): Oregon and Washington Order Authority and RegulationsThe marketing order authorizes quality regulations and research and promotion programs for pears of any and all varieties or sub-varieties with the genus Pyrus produced in the States of Oregon and Washington.  The order went into effect in 1939 and was last amended under formal rulemaking on May 21, 2005.  View the full regulation
  • 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.
 Committee Structure: There are two committees under this marketing order. Members and alternates that serve on either the Fresh Pear or Processed Pear Committees serve two-year, staggered terms of office. About one-half the membership for both committees is elected each year. 
  • 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 a first and second alternate. District 1, the State of Washington, is represented by 2 grower members, 2 handler members and 2 processor members. District 2, the State of Oregon, is represented by 1 grower member, 1 handler member, and 1 processor member. View a list of members & alternates (pdf)
 Contacts Kevin Moffitt, Manager, Fresh Pear Committee4382 S.E. International Way, Suite AMilwaukie, Oregon 97222-4635Phone: 503-652-9720Email: kmoffitt@usapears.comWebsite: www.usapears.com B.J. Thurlby, Manager, Processed Pear Committee105 S. 18th Street, #205Yakima, Washington 98901Phone: (509) 453-4837Fax: (509) 453-4880Email: bj@wastatefruit.comWebsite: www.eatcannedpears.com USDA/AMS ContactDirector, Marketing Order and Agreement DivisionSpecialty Crops Program, Agricultural Marketing ServicePhone: (202) 720-2491