929 Cranberries

Crop Shipping Season: Ongoing
Fiscal Year: September 1 through August 31
Production Area: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in the State of New York.
 
Order Authority and Regulations 
The marketing order authorizes research and promotion programs and volume control for cranberries grown in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in the State of New York.  The order became effective on August 15, 1962, and was last amended under formal rulemaking February 15, 2005. View the full regulation.
  • Research and Promotion:  The marketing order authorizes production research, marketing promotion and development, to include paid advertising. Projects in these areas are currently active.
  • Volume Control:  The marketing order authorizes volume control through the use producer allotments and handler withholdings.
 
Committee Structure
The Cranberry Marketing Committee includes 13 growers and 1 public member. There are 6 grower members who represent Ocean Spray Cranberries, the industry's largest cooperative and handler, 6 who represent independent growers, and 1 member at large. The marketing order authorizes 9 alternate member positions. The 2-year terms of office begin August 1. Producer and handler members are nominated by mail balloting in all districts. View a list of members and alternates
 
Contact
Michelle Hogan, Executive Director, Cranberry Marketing Committee
219A Main Street
Wareham, Massachusetts 02571
Phone: (508) 291-1510, Ext. 14 or (800) 253-0862
FAX: (508) 291-1511
 
USDA/AMS Contact
Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division
Specialty Crops Program, Agricultural Marketing Service
Phone: (202) 720-2491