Marketing orders and agreements are industry-driven programs that help fruit, vegetable, and specialty crop producers and handlers achieve marketing success. By working together, industry members leverage their own funds to design and execute programs that they would not be able to do as individuals. The Agricultural Marketing Service oversees fruit, vegetable, and specialty crop marketing orders and agreements and ensures compliance with all requirements. Marketing orders and agreements are authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (pdf).
Headquarters Director: Dr. Patty Bennett
Phone: (202) 720-2491
California Regional Director: Terry Vawter (Acting)
Northwest Regional Director: Gary Olson
Phone: (503) 326-326-2724
Southeast Regional Director: Christian Nissen
Phone: (863) 324-3375