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What Commodities Have Existing R&P Marketing Orders?


What Commodities Have Existing R&P Marketing Orders?

There are 22 of these, established first in the U.S. in 1966. They are authorized by Congress. The following commodities have R&P Marketing Orders:

  • Beef
  • Christmas trees
  • Cotton
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Fluid milk
  • Hass Avocados
  • Highbush Blueberries
  • Honey
  • Lamb
  • Mangos
  • Mushrooms
  • Paper and Paper-Based Packaging
  • Peanuts
  • Popcorn
  • Pork
  • Potatoes
  • Processed Raspberries
  • Softwood Lumber
  • Sorghum
  • Soybeans
  • Watermelons

What Commodities Have Existing State/Regional Commodity Orders?


What Commodities Have Existing State/Regional Commodity Orders?

A Qualified State Commodity Board is defined as “a State program, authorized by State law or State government agency that receives mandatory contributions and conducts promotion, research and/or information. These state programs do not need to be specifically for organic research and promotion.”

There are currently 25 of these programs for the following commodities:

  • Florida citrus
  • Texas citrus
  • Florida avocados
  • California kiwifruit
  • Washington apricots
  • Washington sweet cherries
  • Southeastern California grapes
  • Oregon/Washington pears
  • Cranberries grown in the States of Massachusetts, et al.
  • Tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, et al.
  • California olives
  • Colorado potatoes
  • Georgia Vidalia onions
  • Washington/Oregon Walla Walla onions
  • Idaho-Eastern Oregon onions
  • Texas onions
  • Florida tomatoes
  • California almonds
  • Oregon-Washington hazelnuts
  • California walnuts
  • Far West spearmint oil
  • California dates
  • Pecans grown in the States of Alabama, et al.
  • California raisins
  • California dried prunes