Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, June 03, 2000, Image 39

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    USDA Issues Proposed Volume Regulation To Assist Cranberry Industry
USDA has announced a pro
posed rule that would regulate
the volume of cranberries to be
marketed during the 2000-2001
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Search Is On For Dairy
Princess Coordinator
Maryland Dairy Princess Com
mittee is searching for an events
coordinator for the state’s dairy
promotion program. The coordi
nator position is part-time, with
salary commensurate to experi
ence. The deadline for applica
tion is Saturday, July 1.
Major responsibilities of the
position include scheduling ap
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The newly proposed rule
offers the industry three options
to stabilize plummeting prices
because of expanded production
and mounting inventories. The
industry’s Cranberry Marketing
pearances of state royalty, as
sisting with major dairy princess
training efforts, planning and
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Committee met on March 30
and recommended a producer
allotment of 85 percent for the
new season beginning Sept. 1.
The allotment would establish
the quantity of cranberries that
handlers may purchase from, or
handle for growers.
USDA’s Agricultural Market
ing Service, which oversees the
Cranberry Marketing Order, re
ceived industry comments fol
lowing the meeting that
suggested that the committee’s
proposal could inequitably
affect some growers. To address
these concerns, AMS developed
two additional options which
also appear in the proposed rule.
“The U.S. Department of Ag
riculture has been working
closely with the cranberry indus
try to offer a useful range of op
tions for producers to consider,”
said Enrique E. Figueroa,
deputy undersecretary for mar
keting and regulatory programs.
“USDA is encouraging growers
and handlers to look carefully at
the proposal, consider the op
tions, and to submit their com
The comment period will offi
cially open with the publication
of the marketing order proposal
in the Federal Register, and
comments will be accepted
through June 14. Comments
should be addressed to the
Docket Clerk, AMS Fruit and
Vegetable Programs, USDA
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Room 2525-S, P.O. Box 96456,
Washington, D.C. 20090-6456;
e-mail moab.docketclerk@usda
The proposed rule can be
viewed at www.ams.usda
The eight-member Cranberry
Marketing Committee, ap
pointed by the secretary of agri
culture, oversees the Cranberry
Marketing Order that regulates
shipments of cranberries grown
in Massachusetts, Rhode Island,
Connecticut, New Jersey, Wis
consin, Michigan, Minnesota,
Oregon, Washington, and Long
Island, N.Y.
Cranberry production in 1999
reached an all-time high of 6.39
million barrels (one barrel
(Continued from Pag* A 10)
Poultry Management and
Health Seminar, Kreider’s
chase Golf Club, 11 a.m.
Oregon Dairy’s Family Dairy
Days, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., thru
June 15.
Southeast Regional Cattle Asso
ciation Spring Outing, Flaggs
Warren Pointe Farm, 5 p.m.
Ephrata Area Young Farmers
Farm and Home Security Sys
tems, Schantz Farm, Ephrata,
Piwowar Farm, Uniontown, 7
Lancaster Holstein Association
Field Night, Trout Spring
Farm, Lancaster, 6:30 p.m.
Kempton Community Fair, thru
June 17.
Scouting Arthropod Pests On
Woody Ornamentals, Penn
Camp, Camp Kanesatake,
Two-Day Workshop On Ag En
vironmental Law and Regula
tion, Dickinson School of
Law, Carlisle, thru June 21.
Stream Bank Fencing Tour,
Berrysburg Area, Dauphin
Lancaster Farming, Saturday, June 3, 2000-A39
equals 100 pounds of cranber
ries), 17 percent above the previ
ous year and a 377 percent
increase since 1960. In the same
30 years, harvest acreage has ex
panded 76 percent and growers
have increased their yields 171
percent. Meanwhile, consumer
demand for cranberries has
leveled off, with total U.S. sales
peaking in 1994 at 4.7 million
barrels and dipping to 4.5 mil
lion barrels in 1998. Prices have
suffered as a result. Growers
have watched prices decline
from a peak level in 1996 of
$65.90 per barrel to $38.80 per
barrel in 1998, and returns for
the 1999 crop year are expected
to fall below $3O, evaporating
❖ Farm Calendar *
Pennsylvania Association of
Milk Dealers and New York
State Dairy Foods, Inc., Her
shey Lodge and Convention
Center, thru May 23.
Guernsey National Convention,
University Park, thru June
Small Grains Field Day,
McDowell Farms. 1 p.m.
PedanoPr " 200(1^^^
edal To. reserve. , starts at
Donegal High School, Mount
Maryland Grape Growers Field
Day, Bill Kirby Vineyard,
Cordova, Md.
Pennsylvania Holstein Heifer
Sale, Pennsylvania Holstein
Farm, Middletown, 11 a.m.
Pond Management For Private
Land Users, Beaver Creek
Conservation Area, 10 a.m.-
State University, thru June
Livestock Day, Southern
Branch, Ohio.
Allegheny County Fair and Ex
position, thru July 2.
CCA Alfalfa Production School,
Landisville Research Farm.
unior lolstein
tion, Columbus, Ohio,
National Holstein Convention,
Columbus, Ohio, thru July 1.
New York State Farmers’ Direct
Marketing Association sth
Annual Summer Bus Tour,
Wayne County, starts at Long
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