Agricultural Marketing Service January 21, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Modification of the Handling Regulation for Area No. 2
Document Number: 2010-1000
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-21
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the minimum size requirement under the Colorado potato marketing order, Area No. 2. The marketing order regulates the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Colorado, and is administered locally by the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee for Area No. 2 (Committee). This rule changes the minimum size requirement from 1\7/8\ inches in diameter to 2 inches in diameter or 4 ounces minimum weight for all long varieties of potatoes. This change returns the minimum size requirement to the standard that had been in place prior to the 2008-2009 season, when adverse weather conditions damaged the crop and resulted in the Committee recommending a temporary relaxation in the minimum size requirement.