Agricultural Marketing Service May 8, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Milk in the Appalachian, Florida and Southeast Marketing Areas; Notice of Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Tentative Marketing Agreements and Orders
Document Number: E7-8802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
A public hearing is being held to consider proposals seeking to amend certain pooling and related provisions of the Appalachian, Florida and Southeast orders. Proposals include temporarily adjusting the Class I pricing surface for each county within each of the three milk marketing orders until such time that the Department is able to comprehensively address the Class I pricing surface on a national scale. Proposals also include changing the diversion percentage limits, the producer delivery days and the transportation credit provisions of the Appalachian and Southeast orders. Other proposals would change the maximum rates for each of the three orders the market administrator may charge for the expense of administration of the order from 5 cents per hundredweight (cwt) up to 8 cents per cwt. Testimony will be taken to determine if any of the proposals should be handled on an emergency basis.
Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan; Assessment Increase
Document Number: E7-8726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule proposes to amend the Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan (Plan) to increase the assessment rate on producers, handlers, and importers of watermelons from four cents to six cents per hundredweight. Domestic producers and handlers would pay three cents per hundredweight each and importers would pay six cents per hundredweight. The increase is provided for under the Plan which is authorized by the Watermelon Research and Promotion Act (Act). The National Watermelon Promotion Board (Board), which administers the Plan, recommended this action to sustain and expand their promotional, research, and communications programs.
Late Payment and Interest Charges on Past Due Assessments Under the Nectarine and Peach Marketing Orders
Document Number: E7-8630
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises requirements concerning the collection of assessments owed under the nectarine and peach marketing orders. The marketing orders regulate the handling of nectarines and peaches grown in California and are administered locally by the Nectarine Administrative Committee and the Peach Commodity Committee (committees). This rule implements authorities contained in the marketing orders to allow the committees to apply late payment and interest charges on past due assessments owed the committees by handlers.
Milk in the Northeast and Other Marketing Areas; Reconvening of Hearing on Proposed Amendments to Tentative Marketing Agreements and Orders
Document Number: 07-2283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This notice announces the reconvening of the hearing which began on February 26, 2007, in Strongsville, Ohio, and initially reconvened on April 9, 2007, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to consider proposals to amend the Class III and Class IV product price formulas applicable to all Federal milk marketing orders.