Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA)
Program Area: 
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
7 CFR 1.130 - 1.151; 7 CFR Part 900
Filed By: 
Private Party/Individual
Federal Agency
Brief Description of Case Type: 
The AMAA authorizes the Secretary to establish marketing conditions for specified agricultural commodities by entering into marketing agreements between USDA and handlers and producers regarding price, grades, and quality, and/or by issuing marketing orders. Proceedings to establish (or amend) a marketing agreement or order may be initiated by the Secretary or affected parties. Additionally, affected parties may also petitions for modification/exemption from marketing orders based on allegations that an order "is not in accordance with law." Lastly, section 608(c)(14) of the AMAA also provides for assessment of civil penalty for any violators.
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties: 
Waiver/Exemption/Relief from Regulatory Requirement
Other Request for Agency Action
Relief Available in Actions Filed by Agency: 
Civil (Monetary) Penalty
Other Agency Enforcement Action (General)
Verified by Agency: 
Not verified