Marketing Order Terminated
The cranberry industry voted during a referendum to terminate the marketing order. View USDA’s Notice to Trade announcing the results and next steps.
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.
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.
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.
Danny Raulerson, Executive Director, Cranberry Marketing Committee
2527 Cranberry Highway, Building B
Wareham, Massachusetts 02571
Phone: (508) 291-1510, Ext. 1
FAX: (508) 291-1511
Director, Market Development Division
Specialty Crops Program, Agricultural Marketing Service
Phone: (202) 720-8085