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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AE07 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Natural Grass Sod Promotion, Research, and Information Order (AMS-LP-21-0028) 

This action would establish of an industry-funded promotion, research, and information program for natural grass sod products. The proposed Natural Grass Sod Promotion, Research, and Information Order was submitted to the U.S. Department of Agriculture by Turfgrass Producers International, a group of natural grass sod producers. The program would conduct research, marketing, and promotion activities that will benefit the entire industry. Primary goals of the program would include educating consumers and stakeholders of the benefits of natural grass and providing producers with marketing tools they can use to grow their business. The goals identified in the proposed rule would only be attainable through a national research and promotion program for natural grass sod.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1240   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7411 to 7425   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/16/2023  88 FR 71306   
Proposed Rule: Referendum Procedures  10/16/2023  88 FR 71302   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/15/2023 
Comment Period End: Referendum Procedures  12/15/2023 
Final Action  04/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Jeana Harbison
Deputy Director of Livestock and Poultry Program
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
Washington, DC 20024
Phone:202 690-3192