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The ACMA act was established in 1963; the statutory language states the Department will provide all legal and administrative support to oversee the collection and distribution of producer assessments through marketing and research projects.  Producer assessments are paid annually based on either acres produced or volume of crop harvested.  The Department provides administrate management & support for programs

The ACMA Boards include: Wine Marketing & Research, Apple Marketing, Peach & Nectarine Research, Vegetable Marketing & Research, Potato Research and Dairy Program.

Each program is managed by a producer board appointed by the Secretary.  The board provides leadership and direction for the management of funds to be invested in relevant industry research or marketing efforts.  Those boards are: