(Nov. 26) The U.S. Department of Agriculture has set a public hearing on proposals from the California Kiwifruit Administrative Committee to amend Federal Marketing Order 920, “Kiwifruit Grown in California,” for Dec. 9 and continuing Dec. 10, if necessary, at the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau.

Proposals would consolidate and redefine grower representation districts, authorize the committee to recommend and establish production research and market development projects and update committee administrative procedures to reflect current industry practices, according to a news release.

Copies of the proposals and the hearing notice can be obtained from Kurt Kimmel at 559-487-5901.