Agricultural Marketing Service October 14, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: E9-24681
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule increases the assessment rate established for the Processed Pear Committee (PPC) for the 2009-2010 and subsequent fiscal periods from $6.25 to $8.41 per ton for ``summer/fall'' pears for canning. The PPC is responsible for local administration of the marketing order regulating the handling of pears for processing grown in Oregon and Washington. Assessments upon handlers of pears for processing are used by the PPC to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period for the marketing order begins July 1 and ends June 30. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended or terminated.
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