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Producer is synonymous with grower and means any person who produces grapes for the fresh market and who has a proprietary interest therein.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
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§ 601 - Declaration of conditions
§ 602 - Declaration of policy; establishment of price basing period; marketing standards; orderly supply flow; circumstances for continued regulation
§ 603 - Government owned cotton; transfer to Secretary of Agriculture; powers of Secretary
§ 604 - Borrowing money; expenditures; authority of Secretary
§ 605 - Repealed. June 30, 1947, ch. 166, title II, § 206(d), 61 Stat. 208
§ 606 - Repealed. Aug. 24, 1935, ch. 641, § 34, 49 Stat. 775
§ 607 - Sale by Secretary; additional options; validation of assignments; publication of information
§ 608 - Powers of Secretary
§ 608a - Enforcement of chapter
§ 608b - Marketing agreements; exemption from anti-trust laws; inspection requirements for handlers not subject to agreements
§ 608c - Orders
§ 608d - Books and records
§ 608e - Repealed. July 3, 1948, ch. 827, title III, § 302(d), 62 Stat. 1258
§ 608f - Repealed. Pub. L. 89–106, § 9, Aug. 4, 1965, 79 Stat. 432
§ 609 - Processing tax; methods of computation; rate; what constitutes processing; publicity as to tax to avoid profiteering
§ 610 - Administration
§ 611 - “Basic agricultural commodity” defined; exclusion of commodities
§ 612 - Appropriation; use of revenues; administrative expenses
§ 612a, 612b - Omitted
§ 612c - Appropriation to encourage exportation and domestic consumption of agricultural products
§ 613 - Termination date; investigations and reports
§ 613a - Repealed. Sept. 1, 1937, ch. 898, title V, § 510, 50 Stat. 916
§ 614 - Separability
§ 615 - Refunds of tax; exemptions from tax; compensating tax; compensating tax on foreign goods; covering into Treasury
§ 616 - Stock on hand when tax takes effect or terminates
§ 617 - Refund on goods exported; bond to suspend tax on commodity intended for export
§ 618 - Existing contracts; imposition of tax on vendee; collection
§ 619 - Collection of tax; provisions of internal revenue laws applicable; returns
§ 619a - Cotton tax, time for payment
§ 620 - Falsely ascribing deductions or charges to taxes; penalty
§ 621 - Machinery belting processed from cotton; exemption from tax
§ 622 - Omitted
§ 623 - Actions relating to tax; legalization of prior taxes
§ 624 - Limitation on imports; authority of President
§ 625 - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–357, title VI, § 611(s), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1523
§ 626 - Import inventory
§ 627 - Dairy forward pricing pilot program
§ 641 to 659 - Omitted
§ 671 - Arbitration of disputes concerning milk
§ 672 - Agreements; licenses, regulations, programs, etc., unaffected
§ 673 - Taxes under Agricultural Adjustment Act; laws unaffected
§ 674 - Short title
Title 7 published on 2015-01-01
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 7 CFR Part 925 after this date.
This proposed rule invites comments on a recommendation from the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee (Committee) to revise the administrative rules and regulations of the Federal marketing order for grapes grown in a designated area of southeastern California (order) and the table grape import regulation. The Committee is responsible for the local administration of the order. This proposal would allow handlers and importers to ship grapes that do not meet the minimum grade and size quality requirements to be donated to charitable organizations. Any such grapes would not be used for resale. This proposal also announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to seek the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval on a new form that would revise the currently approved information collection issued under the order. The import regulation is authorized under section 608e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 and regulates the importation of table grapes into the United States. The proposal would provide an additional outlet for grapes regulated under the order and would assist USDA's efforts to reduce food waste in support of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge.
This rulemaking invites comments on three proposed amendments to Marketing Order No. 925 (order), which regulates the handling of table grapes grown in a designated area of southeastern California. Two amendments are based on proposals made by the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee (Committee), which is responsible for the local administration of the order. These proposed amendments would increase term lengths for Committee members and alternates from one to four fiscal periods and would allow new members and alternates to agree to accept their nominations prior to selection. The proposals are intended to increase the Committee's effectiveness and bolster industry participation in Committee activities. In addition to the Committee's proposals, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes an amendment that would add authority for periodic continuance referenda to allow producers to indicate whether or not there exists continuing support for the order.
This rule implements a recommendation from the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee for an increase of the assessment rate established for the 2015 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.0200 to $0.0250 per 18-pound lug of grapes handled under the marketing order. The Committee locally administers the order and is comprised of producers and handlers of grapes grown and handled in a designated area of southeastern California. Assessments upon grape handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period began on January 1 and ends December 31. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate for the 2015 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.0200 to $0.0250 per 18-pound lug of grapes handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order and is comprised of producers and handlers of grapes grown and handled in a designated area of southeastern California. Assessments upon grape handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period began on January 1 and ends December 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
This proposed rule invites comments on partially relaxing the handling requirements currently prescribed under the California table grape marketing order (order) and the table grape import regulation. The order regulates the handling of table grapes grown in a designated area of southeastern California and is administered locally by the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee (committee). The import regulation is authorized under section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 and regulates the importation of table grapes into the United States. This action would partially relax the one-quarter pound minimum bunch size requirement in the order's regulations and the import regulation for U.S. No. 1 Table grade grapes packed in consumer packages known as clamshells weighing 5 pounds or less. Under the proposal, up to 20 percent of the weight of such containers may consist of single grape clusters weighing less than one-quarter pound, but consisting of at least five berries each. This rule would provide California desert grape handlers and importers with the flexibility to respond to an ongoing marketing opportunity to meet consumer needs.