989 Raisins

Crop Shipping Season: August 1 through July 31
Fiscal Year: August 1 through July 31
Production Area(s): California

Order Authority and Regulations

The marketing order authorizes quality regulations and research and promotion programs for raisins grown in California.  The order went into effect in 1949 and was last amended under formal rulemaking on October 26, 2018.  View the full regulation.

  • Quality Regulations:  The marketing order authorizes grade and size regulations to maintain raisin quality shipped to consumers.  These requirements in effect under the marketing order also are applied to imports of raisins year-around, due to 8e requirements.

  • 8e Requirements:  The 8e requirements specify that raisin imports must meet the same or comparable minimum grade, size, quality, and maturity requirements as those specified under this marketing order.  Learn more about importing raisins.

  • Research and Promotion:  The marketing order authorizes marketing research and development projects and marketing promotion, including paid advertising. Projects in these areas are currently active.

2024 Hearing Information

2016 Amendment Hearing Information

Committee Structure

The Raisin Administrative Committee is comprised of 35 members representing producers; 10 members representing handlers of varying sizes; 1 member representing the Raisin Bargaining Association (RBA); and 1 public member. Members serve 2-year terms of office that begin on May 1. Producer and handler members are nominated at meetings and by mail ballots.  View a list of members & alternates (pdf)


Debbie Powell, President/General Manager, Raisin Administrative Committee
2445 Capitol Street, Suite 200
Fresno, California 93721
Phone: (559) 225-0520
FAX: (559) 225-0652


USDA/AMS Contact

Michelle P. Sharrow
Director | Market Development Division
Specialty Crops Program | Agricultural Marketing Service
Email:  Michelle.Sharrow@usda.gov
Office Phone: (202) 720-8085