Public Hearing Regarding Apples and Hard Cider

[47 Pa.B. 221]
[Saturday, January 14, 2017]

 The Department of Agriculture (Department) hereby provides notice of a public hearing to be held under 3 Pa.C.S. §§ 4501—4513 (relating to Agricultural Commodities Marketing Act) (act). The hearing shall be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in Cocoa Suites 3—5, Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033.

 The hearing shall be convened to receive testimony and evidence in relation to two proposals to create programs under the act for either, or both, of the following two commodities: (1) apples; and (2) hard cider. These programs may be addressed separately or together.

 Testimony will be received at the hearing from producers of those commodities as to the proposed objectives of the programs, how the programs should be structured, the rate and manner of collection of any assessments collected to fund the programs, and any other necessary and relevant matters to the establishment of the programs.

 The Department will mail a hearing notice and a copy of proposed program features to all persons who would become affected producers if the proposed programs are implemented. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Market Development, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408, (717) 783-9948. Information can also be obtained by visiting


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-62. Filed for public inspection January 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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