Accession Number:

ADA106536

Title:

Analysis of Certain Aspects of the California-Arizona Navel Orange Marketing Order.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-02

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

In summary, we found that The committee composition, which is established in Federal regulations, only assures adequate consideration of navel orange industry interests because it consists primarily of industry members About 83,000 tons of oranges were sold as cattle feed this year. We found no evidence that fruit was dumped or otherwise destroyed 1980-81 orange prices may have been lower without the marketing order, but the long-range implications of marketing order termination are unknown Many of the oranges fed to cattle came from groves receiving Federal water. However, it would be very difficult if not impossible to determine exactly how much The composition of the marketing order committee does not violate Federal conflict-of-interest laws The Navel Orange Administrative Committee does not have the authority to advertise oranges generically, but growers who favor generic advertising are seeking ways of doing this outside the committee Handlers who have spoken out against the marketing order have not been audited more frequently than others and Two growers have received extra compensation for serving on the committee, but this practice has ceased because the U.S. Department of Agriculture said it was unacceptable and would result in removal from the committee.

Subject Categories:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE