7 CFR 81.3 - Definitions.
(b) AMS means the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
(c) Application means “Application for Prune Tree Removal Program.”
(d) Committee means the Prune Marketing Committee established by the Secretary of Agriculture to locally administer Federal Marketing Order No. 993 (7 CFR Part 993), regulating the handling of dried prunes produced in California.
(f) Producer means an individual, partnership, association, or corporation in the State of California who grows prune/plums that are dehydrated into dried plums for market.
(g) Removal means that the prune-plum trees are no longer standing and capable of producing a crop, and the roots of the trees have been removed. The producer can accomplish removal by any means the producer desires. Grafting another type of tree to the rootstock remaining after removing the prune/plum tree would not qualify as removal under this program.