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Eligible Commodity Boards

Introduced in the 2014 Farm Bill, the provision allows eligible national and state commodity boards to propose topics for research and outreach that they are willing to equally co-fund with NIFA through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative.

Eligible commodity boards are those which address an agricultural commodity and:

  • ​include a combination of promotion, research, industry information, or consumer information activities;
  • are funded by mandatory assessments on producers or processors; and
  • are designed to maintain or expand markets and uses for the commodity (as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture).

The following list includes national and state commodity boards, councils and committees that USDA has determined eligible to participate in this provision as of July 23, 2019. Other boards that want to participate but are not on this list may send a request for a review of their eligibility to Please include a copy, or link to the board's Charter and/or authorizing statute.

National Boards & Councils

  • American Pulse Association
  • Beef Board
  • Blueberry Council
  • California Walnut Board & Commission
  • Christmas Tree Board
  • Cotton Board
  • Dairy Board
  • Egg Board
  • Fluid Milk Board
  • Hass Avocado Board
  • Honey Board
  • Lamb Board
  • Mango Board
  • Mushroom Council
  • Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Board
  • Peanut Board
  • Popcorn Board
  • Pork Board
  • Potato Board
  • Processed Raspberry Council
  • Softwood Lumber Board
  • Sorghum Board
  • Soybean Board
  • USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council
  • Watermelon Board

Federal Marketing Order Boards & Committees

  • Administrative Committee for Pistachios
  • Almond Board of California
  • American Pecan Council
  • California Date Administrative Committee
  • California Dessert Grape Administrative Committee
  • California Olives Committee
  • California Raisin Administrative Committee
  • California Walnut Board
  • Cherry Industry Administrative Board
  • Colorado Potato Committee
  • Cranberry Marketing Committee
  • Florida Avocado Administrative Committee
  • Florida Citrus Administrative Committee
  • Florida Tomato Committee
  • Hazelnut Marketing Board
  • Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee
  • Kiwifruit Administrative Committee
  • Oregon/Washington Fresh and Processed Pear Committee
  • Prune Marketing Committee
  • South Texas Onion Committee
  • Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee
  • Texas Valley Citrus Committee
  • Vidalia Onion Committee
  • Walla Walla Sweet Onion Committee
  • Washington Apricot Marketing Committee
  • Washington Cherry Marketing Committee

State Boards & Committees

  • California Cherry Board
  • California Pear Advisory Board
  • California Prune Board
  • California Wheat Commission
  • Dairy Council of California
  • Idaho Wheat Commission
  • Illinois Corn Marketing Board
  • Illinois Soybean Board
  • Iowa Corn Promotion Board
  • Kansas Wheat Commission
  • Michigan Blueberry Commission
  • North Central Soybean Research Program
  • Northern Canola Growers Association
  • Olive Oil Commission of California
  • Oregon Trawl Commission
  • Oregon Wine Board
  • Texas Peanut Producers Board
  • Texas Pecan Board
  • Washington State Potato Commission
  • Washington State Wine Commission

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