Agricultural Marketing Service May 7, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Onions Grown in South Texas; Change in Regulatory Period
Document Number: E7-8626
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the regulatory period for minimum grade, size, quality, and maturity requirements applicable to onions grown in South Texas under Marketing Order No. 959 (order). The current regulatory period for South Texas onions is March 1 through June 4 of each year. Changes in available varieties, growing seasons, and marketing opportunities over the years have resulted in a prolonged onion shipping season that now extends beyond June 4 into mid-July. The new regulatory period will extend through July 15. The South Texas Onion Committee (Committee), which locally administers the order, unanimously recommended the change.