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Texas citrus assessment rate reduced

The marketing order assessment rate for Texas oranges and grapefruit for 2022–23 and subsequent years will be reduced from 5 cents to 3 cents per 7/10-bushel carton.

The reduction is the result of a final rule by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA AMS), which implemented a recommendation from the Texas Valley Citrus Committee. The rule’s effective date is April 10. The committee, comprised of fruit producers and handlers, administers a marketing order regulating the handling of oranges and grapefruit grown in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

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