Agricultural Marketing Service February 3, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Kiwifruit Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2016-02067
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Kiwifruit Administrative Committee (Committee) for an increase of the assessment rate established for the 2015-16 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.025 to $0.040 per 9-kilo volume-fill container or equivalent of kiwifruit handled under the marketing order (order). The Committee locally administers the order, and is comprised of growers of kiwifruit operating within the area of production. Assessments upon kiwifruit handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period begins on August 1 and ends July 31. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.