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Assessments

Administrative Rules on Reporting and Payment of Oregon Sweet Cherry Assessments can be accessed under Chapter 669, Division 10 on the Oregon Secretary of State Website.

The purpose of the commission is to coordinate assessment revenue collected for research to improve agricultural practices and cherry production and to participate in promotional efforts to increase cherry sales domestically and internationally. 

 

First purchasers and handlers must submit completed and signed assessment reports on commission-approved forms. Assessment reports will include all purchases or deliveries to a first purchaser or handler of sweet cherries (net paid weight).

The assessments will be reported as follows: Cherries destined for fresh market that were purchased or delivered, the assessment report is due in the commission office postmarked on or before October 1st. If a final report cannot be completed within this time frame an estimated report is due by the date specified above. If an estimate is used, the final report is due by November 1st.

Cherries destined for brining, canning, and or freezing that were purchased or delivered to the first purchaser before December 1st, the assessment report is due in the commission office postmarked on or before December 15th. Cherries destined for brining, canning, and or freezing that were purchased or delivered to the first purchaser after December 1st, the assessment report is due in the commission office postmarked on or before May 15th.

Crop assessment rates are as follows:

Fresh Market Sweet Cherries:  $0.0135 cents per packed pound / $27 per ton
 

Brined Sweet Cherries:  $0.0045 cents per pound / $9.00 per ton


Frozen Sweet Cherries:  $0.0045 cents per pound / $9.00 per ton


Canned Sweet Cherries:  $0.0045 cents per pound / $9.00 per ton

Direct Sales Sweet Cherries:  $27 per ton

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2022 Cherry Assessment Tons

Brine - 5,205.03 Tons

Canned - 12.02 Tons

Fresh - 23,112.75 Tons 

Frozen - 91.82 Tons 

An Administrative Rule Change to increase the assessment rate on all processed cherries (brined, canned, frozen) was filed to be published in the March 2018 Oregon Bullentin. A public hearing was held Friday, March 23, 2018. No written comments were received in the OSCC office and no one came to the hearing to comment. A majority of the commissioners voted to increase the assessment rate on processed cherries from $6.75 per ton to $9.00 per ton in a Special Meeting on March 30, 2018 effective for the 2018 season. The permanent rule was filed April 5, 2018. 

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