USDA Amending the Federal Marketing Order for Florida Citrus

September 1, 2023 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Florida citrus producers voted to amend the federal marketing order regulating the handling of oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and pummelos grown in Florida.

South Texas Onion Committee Talks Promotion Wrap-up

The South Texas Onion Committee (STOC) was busy April through mid-July promoting Texas 1015 Sweet Onions, resulting in another record-breaking marketing program this spring and early summer focusing on increasing brand awareness and sales of the Texas 1015 Sweet Onion.

Producers of South Texas Onions Vote to Continue the Federal Marketing Order

December 19, 2022 USDA AMS

In a referendum held between Sep. 1 and Oct. 3, 2022, continuance of the marketing order was favored by 78.6% of Texas onion producers voting in the referendum, and by 73.7% of the volume voted in the referendum. For the marketing order to continue, two-thirds or more of producers voting, or producers representing two-thirds or more of the volume voted, needed to vote in favor of continuance.  

USDA to Conduct Vote on South Texas Onion Marketing Order

May 4, 2022 USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will conduct another referendum among South Texas onion producers to determine their level of support for continuing their federal marketing order.

USDA Reapportions Membership on the Florida Tomato Committee under the Marketing Order for Tomatoes Grown in Florida

October 18, 2021 USDA FSIS

U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a final rule that reapportions membership on the Florida Tomato Committee under the federal marketing order for Tomatoes Grown in Florida. This action changes the number of apportioned seats in each district from six to five.