Agriculture Marketing Boards

Agricultural Marketing Boards, including Marketing Orders and Marketing agreements, are organizations authorized by the State of California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) or the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to regulate the production, pricing, and distribution of one or more agricultural commodity. Funds for these entities are typically raised through assessments on particular commodity producers.

Under the California Marketing Act, CDFA-authorized entities are directed to use portions of their funding to support research at the University of California to solve problems addressing particular commodity groups.