Agricultural Marketing Service June 14, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside County, CA; Proposed Amendments to Marketing Order
Document Number: 2011-14429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-14
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Five amendments to Marketing Agreement and Order No.987 which regulates the handling of domestic dates produced or packed in Riverside County, California, were proposed by the California Date Administrative Committee (CDAC or committee), which is responsible for local administration of the order. These proposed amendments are intended to improve administration of and compliance with the order and reflect current industry practices. In addition to the committee's proposals, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to further amend the order by providing for a continuance referendum every six years, and by establishing term limits of up to six consecutive years for committee members. These proposals would allow producers to indicate continued support for the order and provide all interested industry members the opportunity to serve on the committee.