The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a referendum April 3–May 1 on proposed amendments to the federal marketing order regulating the handling of oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and pummelos grown in Florida.
Notice of the referendum was published in the Federal Register on Jan. 18, 2023.
The proposed amendments would include reducing the size and quorum requirements of the Citrus Administrative Committee and revising the nomination and selection processes of committee members. The requirement to allocate committee seats based on volume from each district would be removed. Lastly, a new section would authorize the committee to receive and expend domestically sourced voluntary contributions and grant funds for promotion and research projects.
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