Commodity Regulated: Tart cherries grown in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin
Crop Shipping Season: July 1 through June 30
Fiscal Year: October 1 through September 30
Production Area(s): Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin
Order Authority and Regulations
The marketing order authorizes quality regulations, research and promotion programs, and volume control for tart cherries grown in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. The order took effect on September, 24 1996, and was last amended under formal rulemaking on June 7, 2012. View the full regulation.
- Quality Regulations: The marketing order authorizes grade and size regulations, but none are currently in effect.
- Research and Promotion: The marketing order authorizes production and processing research, market research and development, and/or promotional activities, including paid advertising. Projects in these areas are currently active.
- Volume Control: The marketing order authorizes volume control authority in the form of reserve pool in times of heavy cherry supplies. Reserve cherries may be used in diversion programs; exported; or carried over as a hedge against a short crop the next year. The Board may request a release of reserve cherries for free use if needed to fulfill the optimum supply.
The Cherry Industry Administrative Board consists of 18 members, including 6 producer members, 8 handler members, 3 members who can be either producers or handlers, and 1 public member. There are 16 alternates. Members serve 3-year terms of office that begin July 1. Approximately one-third of the Board is selected each year to provide continuity. Producer and handler members are nominated at meetings and by mail ballots, with one-third of the Board's membership selected each year. View a list of members and alternates.
View the Tart Cherry forms
Mollie Woods, Executive Director, Cherry Industry Administrative Board
12800 Escanaba Drive, Suite A
DeWitt, Michigan 48820-0388
Phone: (517) 669-1070
Fax: (517) 669-1260
Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division
Specialty Crops Program, Agricultural Marketing Service
Phone: (202) 720-2491