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This rule decreases the assessment rate established for the South Texas Onion Committee (Committee) for the 200405 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.03 to $0.02 per 50pound equivalent of onions handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order which regulates the handling of onions grown in South Texas. Authorization to assess
This tentative partial decision adopts on an interim final and emergency basis, a proposal that would eliminate the ability to simultaneously pool the same milk on the ArizonaLas Vegas milk order and any Stateoperated milk order that has marketwide pooling. This decision requires determining if producers approve the issuance of the amended order
This document proposes to adopt as a final rule, order language contained in the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on January 12, 2004, concerning pooling provisions of the Pacific Northwest Federal milk order. This document also sets forth the final decision of the Department and is subject to approval by producers.
On October 5, 2004, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published an interim final rule (69 FR 59708) for the mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) program for fish and shellfish as mandated by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill) and the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act (Appropriations Act), which amended
This document contains corrections to final regulations which were published August 22, 2003 (68 FR 50681). The regulations related to United States Standards for Grades of Pistachio Nuts in the Shell, and the United States Standards for Grades of Shelled Pistachio Nuts.
This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible growers of Irish potatoes in certain designated counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon, to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of Irish potatoes grown in the production area.
This rule reduces the minimum maturity requirements for fresh grapefruit under the marketing order for Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida (order). The Citrus Administrative Committee (Committee), which locally administers the order, recommended this change. This rule reduces the minimum maturity requirement for soluble
Notice is hereby given for proposals for FY 2005 grant funds under the FederalState Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP). FSMIP anticipates that approximately $1.3 million will be available for support of this program in FY 2005. States interested in obtaining funds under the program are invited to submit proposals. While only State Departments
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending the
regulations governing the voluntary shell egg grading program. The revisions will add definitions that describe the official
identification and packaging of shell eggs; provide that grading services may be requested or reported by electronic means; clarify the number of samples required for
This rule establishes final free and restricted percentages for domestic inshell hazelnuts for the 20042005 marketing year under the Federal marketing order for hazelnuts grown in Oregon and Washington. The final free and restricted percentages are 6.4921 and 93.5079 percent, respectively. The percentages allocate the quantity of domestically
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule which decreased the assessment rate established for the Kiwifruit Administrative Committee (committee) for the 200405 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.045 per 22pound volumefill container or container equivalent to $0.002 per pound of
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule which relaxes the size requirement for pearl onions, relaxes the minimum grade and size requirements for cipolline onion varieties, and updates the regulatory text concerning certain reporting requirements for onions handled under the
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection in support of the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs.
The purpose of this notice is to notify all interested parties that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will hold a Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting that is open to the public. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Committee to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and
This final rule amends the Appalachian, Florida, and Southeast Federal milk marketing orders (Orders 5, 6, and 7). Specifically, the final rule implements a temporary supplemental charge on Class I milk that will be disbursed to handlers who incurred extraordinary transportation costs for bulk milk movements in and to Orders 5, 6, and 7 as a
This rule invites comments on the establishment of final free and restricted percentages for the 20042005 crop year. The percentages are 72 percent free and 28 percent restricted and would establish the proportion of tart cherries from the 2004 crop which may be handled in commercial outlets. The percentages are intended to stabilize supplies and
This rule would establish a continuing assessment rate for the Administrative Committee for Pistachios (Committee) for the 200405 and subsequent fiscal periods of $0.0014 per pound of pistachios received for processing and would establish reporting requirements under the California pistachio marketing order (order). The order regulates the
This rule would increase the assessment rate established for the Raisin Administrative Committee (Committee) for the 200405 and subsequent crop years from $8.00 to $11.00 per ton of free tonnage raisins acquired by handlers, and reserve tonnage raisins released or sold to handlers for use in free tonnage outlets. The Committee locally administers
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule that changed the procedures used to limit the volume of sizes 48 and 56 red seedless grapefruit entering the fresh market under the marketing order for oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and tangelos grown in Florida (order). The order is
This rule suspends, for the 2004-05 fiscal period, the minimum grade, quality, maturity, container, pack, inspection, assessment collection, and other related requirements currently prescribed under the South Texas melon (cantaloupes and honeydews) marketing order (order). It also suspends reporting requirements, except for the acreage planting
This document adopts as a final rule order language contained in the final decision published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2004, concerning the reclassification of milk used to produce evaporated or sweetened condensed milk in consumertype packages from Class III to Class IV. These provisions are applicable to all Federal milk
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule that decreased the assessment rates established for the Nectarine Administrative Committee and the Peach Commodity Committee (committees) for the 200405 and subsequent fiscal periods. The Nectarine Administrative Committee (NAC) decreased its
This rule changes the assessment collection requirements currently prescribed under the Vidalia onion marketing order (order). The order regulates the handling of Vidalia onions grown in Georgia and is administered locally by the Vidalia Onion Committee (Committee). Currently, assessment payments received in the Committee office later than 4 p.m.
This recommended decision invites written exceptions on proposed amendments to the marketing agreement and order (order) for Irish potatoes grown in Washington. Seven amendments are based on those proposed by the State of Washington Potato Committee (Committee), which is responsible for local administration of the order. These amendments include:
This document proposes to adopt, on an emergency basis, amendments to the Appalachian, Florida, and Southeast Federal milk marketing orders. Specifically, the proposed amendments will implement a temporary supplemental charge on Class I milk that will be disbursed to handlers who incurred transportation costs for bulk milk movements for the