The USDA published in the Federal Register a PROPOSED RULE for Raisins Produced from Grapes Grown in California; Proposed Amendments to Marketing Order 989 and Referendum Order.
This rule proposes two amendments to Marketing Order No. 989 (order), which regulates the handling of raisins produced from grapes grown in California and provides producers with the opportunity to vote in a referendum to determine if they favor the changes.
The proposed rules are as follows:
1. Borrowing From a Commercial Lending Institution - Section 989.80, Assessments.
2. Establish a Monetary Reserve Fund Equal to One Year’s Budgeted Expenses - Section 989.81, Accounting.
The USDA published a PRESS RELEASE on March 7, 2016.
Grower Equity Checks for the 2009/10 Crop Year
On June 30th, the RAC mailed checks to growers who produced and delivered to packers in the 2009/2010 crop year. These checks are the grower's equity on the 15% reserve from that crop year.
If you delivered in the 2009/10 crop year, but have not received your check, please contact the RAC offices.
View the Marketing Policy & Industry Statistics for 2015 (PDF) as created by the Raisin Administrative Committee.