Marketing Order No. 905: Oranges, Grapefruit,
Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida
Shipments of fresh oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and tangelos grown in
Crop Shipping Season:
September 1 - July 31
Fiscal Year: August 1 -
Florida, except the area west of the Suwanee River.
Order Authority and Regulations:
The marketing order authorizes grade, size, maturity, quality, pack, container,
and volume regulations. Grade and size requirements are in effect for citrus
shipped to destinations outside of the production area. Volume regulations are
in effect until the first week of December only for red grapefruit, and
authorized for specific varieties based on size. Shipping holidays are
authorized during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons.
Research and Promotion:
Not authorized under the Federal marketing order. However, marketing research
and promotion is conducted under various State programs.
The order was promulgated in 1939 and was last
amended under formal rulemaking on July17, 2002.
Budget: The 2016-17 budget of $140,600 is based on
an assessment rate of $0.009 per 4/5 bushel carton of citrus.
- 8e requirements specify that imported commodities must
meet the same or comparable minimum grade, size, quality, and maturity
requirements, as those specified under this Marketing Order.
- The Citrus Administrative Committee is comprised of 18
members and their alternates. Nine members and alternates are grower
members; eight members and alternates are shipper members; and one member
and alternate represent the public. All members serve one-year terms of
office that run from August 1 through July 31. Members may serve a maximum
of three consecutive terms. Producer members are nominated at producer
nomination meetings. Handler members are nominated at handler nomination
- Contacts: Mr. Arthur B. Chadwell, Manager, 411 E. Orange St., Lakeland, FL
33801; Mr. George F.Hamner Jr. , Chairperson,
-7355 SW 9th Street, Vero Beach, Fl 33859-0631. (772)562-2252.
- Committee Staff: The staff is composed
of one manager
and one support staff, Lelia
- AMS Contact: Mike Durando,Chief, Marketing
Order Administration Branch, F&V, AMS, (202) 720-2491.
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