7 CFR 82.3 - Definitions.
(b) AMS means the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
(c) Application means “Application for Clingstone Peach Tree Removal Program.”
(d) Calendar year means the 12-month period beginning January 1 and ending the following December 31.
(e) CCPA means the California Canning Peach Association, a grower-owned marketing and bargaining cooperative representing the clingstone peach industry in California.
(f) Diversion means the removal of clingstone peach trees after approval of applications by the CCPA.
(g) Grower means an individual, partnership, association, or corporation in the State of California who grows clingstone peaches for canning.
(h) Removal or removed means that the clingstone peach trees are no longer standing and capable of producing a crop, and the roots of the trees have been removed. The grower can accomplish removal by any means the grower desires. Grafting another type of tree to the rootstock remaining after removing the clingstone peach tree will not qualify as removal under this program.