Agricultural Marketing Service August 25, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Walnuts Grown in California; Changes to Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2020-17125
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-08-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the California Walnut Board (Board) to change the reporting requirements prescribed under the Federal marketing order regulating the handling of walnuts grown in California. This action would require California walnut handlers to report purchase commitments (walnuts sold but not yet shipped) with domestic and foreign buyers on a monthly basis. This action should provide more accurate information about supply and demand to industry, which would also enhance marketing efforts.