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USDA Makes Change to Florida Citrus Marketing Order

March 10, 2023 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a change to the Florida citrus marketing order. As recommended by the Citrus Administrative Committee, pummelos are now exempt from handling and reporting requirements under the marketing order.

USDA Terminates Washington State Potato Marketing Order

February 17, 2022 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is terminating the marketing order regulating the handling of potatoes grown in Washington state. The marketing order was established in 1949 but its handling regulations have been suspended since 2014 and are currently not active.

Producers of South Florida Avocado Vote to Continue the Federal Marketing Order

March 22, 2021 Perishable News

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that producers of south Florida avocados voted to continue their marketing order program.

New York State’s Apple Industry Votes to Continue $ 2M Marketing Program

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) today announced that the State’s apple industry has voted in support of continuing the grower-funded $2 million Apple Marketing Order (AMO) program. New York apple growers are asked to approve of the program through a referendum vote every 8 years. The program is administered by AGM.

USDA Amends Tomato Marketing Order

November 17, 2020 USDA AMS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is amending the Florida Tomato Marketing Order to reduce membership of the Florida Tomato Committee from 12 to 10, extend the length of the terms of office from one to two years, and reduce the quorum requirements from eight to six.