DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION DIVISION
ACCREDITATION AND REGULATION OF ASSOCIATIONS
(By authority conferred on the agricultural marketing and bargaining board by section 3
of Act No. 344 of the Public Acts of 1972, being S290.703 of the Michigan Compiled
R 290.101 Definition of perishable fruits and vegetables.
Rule 1. Perishable fruits and vegetables for which an association may seek
accreditation are agricultural commodities
readily susceptible to
deterioration and decay or which may be protected by refrigeration, icing,
ventilation, or protected from the cold, and that
could be produced in commercial quantities in this state. These include, but are not
limited to, apples, cherries, grapes, peaches, apricots, pears, plums, nectarines,
strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, asparagus, snap beans,
lima beans, cabbage, peas, cantaloupes, watermelons, carrots, cauliflower, celery,
sweet corn, potatoes, lettuce, onions, peppers, squash, pumpkin, sweet potatoes,
broccoli, brussels sprouts, eggplant, spinach, beets, rhubarb, watercress, parsnips, and
History: 1979 AC.
R 290.102 Marketing period of agricultural commodities.
Rule 2. The determination of the marketing period shall be stated in the agricultural
marketing and bargaining board's preliminary declaration of accreditation of an
association and, although it may subsequently be changed by the board in view of
the evidence than an alternative period would be more appropriate, it will generally
be determined as follows:
(a) The first day of the marketing period of an agricultural commodity that is
delivered for sale shall be the earliest date in the previous 5 years when the
commodity was first delivered by a producer in the bargaining unit to a handler.
The last day of the period shall be the latest date of the preceding 5 years when
the last delivery of the commodity by a producer in the bargaining unit was made.
(b) The first day of the marketing period of an agricultural commodity, produced and
marketed under contract for future delivery of substantially all of a crop or periodic
production of the commodity, shall be a date 150 days prior to the earliest date in the
preceding 5 years when the commodity was first delivered by a producer in the
bargaining unit to a handler. The last day of the period shall be the latest date in
the preceding 5 years when the last delivery of the commodity by a producer in the
bargaining unit was made.