Agricultural Marketing Service February 25, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Final Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2010-2011 Crop Year for Tart Cherries
Document Number: 2011-4269
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule establishes final free and restricted percentages under the tart cherry marketing order for the 2010-2011 crop year. The percentages are 58 percent free and 42 percent restricted and will establish the proportion of cherries from the 2010 crop which may be handled in commercial outlets. The percentages are intended to stabilize supplies and prices, and strengthen market conditions. The percentages were recommended by the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board), the body that locally administers the marketing order. The marketing order regulates the handling of tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Marketing Orders for Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Notice of Request for New Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-4266
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval for new forms to be used to collect information related to Federal marketing orders for nectarines and peaches grown in California.
Regulatory Flexibility Act: Section 610 Review of National Organic Program Regulations
Document Number: 2011-4257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-02-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) plans to review the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations (7 CFR part 205). This review will be conducted under criteria contained in section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), as amended. The RFA provisions require that all Federal agencies review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities to determine whether the associated impact can be minimized.