This study discusses the economic rational for an industry’s collective action and presents the federal marketing order for California pistachio as an example. If further details the process and requirements for establishing of a marketing order.
See PDF paper here: Evaluation of Quality Testing for California Pistachios Authors: Julian M. Alston, Henrich Brunke, Richard S. Gray, and Daniel A. Sumner.
Chapter 14 in H. Kaiser, J.M. Alston, J. Crespi, and R.J. Sexton (eds). Commodity Promotion Programs in California: Economic Evaluation and Legal Issues. Peter Lang Publishing (2005).