The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that cranberry growers recently voted to continue their federal marketing order program for Cranberries Grown in States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in the State of New York. In the referendum held May 6-28, 2019, 79 percent…Details
What do cranberries and rowers have in common? They both float, of course! And beginning this summer, the Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) is pleased to be teaming up with USRowing to provide their athletes with access to America’s Original Superfruit®. The CMC has been supplying USRowing’s elite athletes with snack-sized packets of dried cranberries…Details
The CMC’s annual summer meeting will take place August 19 & 20 at Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor, 180 Water Street, Plymouth, Mass. Agendas and digital meeting books will be available by the end of July. If you have any questions or would like to attend the meeting, please contact Judy Mears at email@example.com.Details
Download the notification of a Continuance Referendum that was published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2019. You can also view the document online here.
The CMC’s March Newsletter is now available for download. Inside you’ll find updates since the last issue including: CY18 First Quarter Summary Report 2019 Winter Meeting Summary MRL & Trade Policy Updates International & Domestic Marketing News Continuance Referendum InformationDetails
The CMC will be hosting an open conference call Wednesday, October 10 at 11:00 a.m. EST. The agenda is as follows: Review recommendation for spending excess International dollars Review recommendations for applying for Agricultural Trade Program (ATP) funding Review new format for CMC budget Click here to download the minutes from this meeting. Call-in information Dial:…Details
Click here to access a proposed amendment to the Marketing Order No. 929, which would permit the CMC to add the authority to accept contributions from domestic sources. Contributed funds would be used solely for research and development activities authorized under the marketing order and would be free from any encumbrances as to their usage by the donor. A…Details
Download the final 2018 Producer Allotment rule that was published in the Federal Register on September 12, 2018. You can also view the document online here.
The CMC’s September Newsletter is now available for download. Inside you’ll find updates since the last issue including: Summer Meeting Recap 2018/19 Domestic Marketing Plan 2018/19 International Marketing Plan 2018 Crop Year Estimates Trade Policy & MRL Updates New Committee MembersDetails
Click here to download the latest Marketing Policy, updated at the CMC annual summer meeting on August 15.
The CMC’s annual Summer Meeting will be held August 15 and 16, 2018 at the Westin Mount Laurel, 555 Fellowship Rd, Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The meetings will be held 8 am to 4 pm Wednesday and 8 am to 2 pm Thursday. If you would like more information, please contact Judy Mears at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here…Details
The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) is pleased to announce members and alternates for the term beginning August 1, 2018 and running through July 31, 2020. CMC membership includes 13 members and nine alternate members from the U.S. cranberry industry who represent growers in each of four designated districts from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Central and…Details
Click here to access the final rule to establish handler diversion and reporting requirements that was published in the Federal Register July 12, 2018. This is publication establishes the procedures handlers use to divert fruit through disposal or into noncompetitive outlets. The reporting requirements support the diversion procedures by providing the necessary documentation to help…Details
Below is a link to a document containing frequently asked questions regarding the 2017-18 Handler Withhold Volume Regulation Final Rule. The text in red are the USDA responses to CMC/industry questions. Click to download the Handler Withhold Q&A documentDetails
Click here to access the proposed amendment to the Marketing Order No. 929, which would permit the CMC to add the authority to accept contributions from domestic sources. Comments for this proposal must be received by June 26, 2018. Instructions can be found within the document.
Download the proposed 2018 Producer Allotment rule that was published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2018. You can also view the document online here. Comments on the proposed rule must be received by May 29, 2018. Following the comment period, it will take 30-60 days for a final rule to be published.
Download the 2017 Handler Withholding Volume Regulation Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on April 4, 2018. This is the USDA’s final decision on the 2017 Handler Withhold volume regulation and the rule will be implemented as published. You can also view the rule online here.
In preparation for a potential Producer Allotment, the CMC must initiate certain procedures including the mailing of a CMC-AL-1 form to all growers on record. All Growers must file a completed CMC-AL-1 form with the Committee by no later than April 6, 2018 to receive an allotment for the 2018 harvest. Download the 2018 AL-1…Details
Download the CMC’s March Newsletter. Inside you’ll find updates since the last issue including: Volume Regulation Update 2018 Winter Meeting Recap 2017 Friendsgiving Results International Trade Policy & MRL Updates Q1 Summary Reports FNCE 2017 Recap International Marketing BreakdownDetails
A special in-person CMC meeting will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 8 a.m., at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport to discuss the 2017 Handler Withholding proposed rule as published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2018. Click for hotel information and an updated meeting agenda (as of 1/16/18). There will NOT be…Details
Click here to download to download the CMC’s 2017 Handler Withhold recommendation and the 2018 Producer Allotment recommendation.
The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) welcomes Thomas O’Guinn, Ph.D., as its newest public member. O’Guinn is a consumer research expert and professor who earned doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in communications from University of Texas at Austin. He is the chair of the marketing department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business and also…Details
Today’s Dietician The nutrition facts panel (NFP) is being updated for the first time since its introduction in the early 1990s. This special digital supplement deals with added sugar and presents a factual case for why nutrient-dense foods like cranberry should not be discounted. Talk to Consumers About “Added Sugar”Details
The Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) held its annual summer meeting August 8 and 9 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. During this meeting Committee members and alternates were announced into their roles for the term beginning August 1, 2016 and running through July 31, 2018. CMC 2016-18 MembersDetails
This study reports on the economic impact of the North American cranberry industry. The study entailed collection of primary data on cranberry production and processing from public sources and, in some cases, from proprietary sources on a confidential basis. These data were assimilated and interpreted to create a complete picture of the production and processing…Details