7 CFR 984.67 - Exemptions.
(a) Exemption from volume regulation. Reserve percentages shall not apply to lots of merchantable inshell walnuts which are of jumbo size or larger as defined in the then effective United States Standards for Walnuts in the Shell, or to such quantities as the Board may, with the approval of the Secretary, prescribe.
(b)Exemptions from assessments, quality, and volume regulations -
(1)Sales by growers direct to consumers. Any walnut grower may handle walnuts of his own production free of the regulatory and assessement provisions of this part if he sells such walnuts in the area of production directly to consumers under the following types of exemptions.
(i) At roadside stands and farmers' markets;
(ii) In quantities not exceeding an aggregate of 500 pounds of inshell walnuts or 200 pounds of shelled walnuts during any marketing year (at locations other than those specified in (b)(i) of this section); and
(3)Noncompetitive outlets. Any person may handle walnuts, free of the provisions of this part, for use by charitable institutions, relief agencies, governmental agencies for school lunch programs, and diversion to animal feed or oil manufacture pursuant to an authorized governmental diversion program.