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.

USDA Announces Establishment of the Pecan Promotion, Research and Information Order

January 18, 2021 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the establishment of the Pecan Promotion, Research and Information Order to strengthen the position of pecans in the marketplace, maintain and expand markets for pecans, and develop new uses for pecans.

Vidalia Onion Growers Vote to Continue Federal Marketing Order

February 7, 2020 USDA

The marketing order requires that a referendum be held every six years to allow producers to decide whether the marketing order should be continued. A referendum was held Oct. 7-28, 2019.