Agricultural Marketing Service June 14, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Modification of the General Cull and Handling Regulation for Area No. 2
Document Number: 2013-14175
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-14
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This interim rule modifies the size requirements for potatoes handled under the Colorado potato marketing order, Area No. 2 (order). The order regulates the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Colorado and is administered locally by the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Area No. 2 (Committee). This action revises the 1-inch minimum to 1\3/4\-inch maximum diameter size allowance for U.S. Commercial and better grade potatoes contained in the order's handling regulation for Area 2 to \3/4\-inch minimum to 1\5/8\-inch maximum diameter. In addition, this action revises the minimum size requirement under the order's general cull regulation to \3/4\-inch diameter. As required under section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, this action also revises the size requirements for imported round type potatoes, other than red-skinned varieties. This change is expected to facilitate the handling and marketing of the Area No. 2 potato crop, provide producers and handlers with increased returns, and offer consumers increased potato purchasing options.
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