984 California Walnuts

Marketing Year: September 1—August 31 (effective September 1, 2008)
Production Area(s): California
Order Authority and Regulations 
The marketing order authorizes quality regulations, research and promotion programs, and volume control for walnuts grown in California.  The order took effect in 1948 and was last amended under formal rulemaking on April 2, 2008.  View the full regulation.
  • Quality Regulations:  The marketing order authorizes minimum grade and size regulations on walnuts to ensure walnut quality shipped to consumers.
  • Research and Promotion:  The order authorizes production and marketing research and development projects, which are currently active.
  • Volume control:  The marketing order authorizes volume regulations through the use of free and reserve percentages, but is not currently being used.
Board Structure
The California Walnut Board consists of 10 members and 10 alternates. Four members represent handlers, five members represent growers and one member represents the public. The 2-year terms begin September 1. Producer and handler members are nominated by mail ballot.  View a list of members & alternates.
Michelle McNeil Connelly, Executive Director; California Walnut Board
101 Parkshore Drive, Suite 25
Folsom, CA 95630
Phone: (916) 932-7070
FAX: (916) 932-7071
Website: www.walnuts.org
USDA/AMS Contact
Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division
Specialty Crops Program, Agricultural Marketing Service
Phone: (202) 720-2491