Oregon Statutes - Chapter 576 - Agricultural Marketing Generally - Section 576.610 - Definitions for ORS 576.610 to 576.650.

As used in ORS 576.610 to 576.650, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Agricultural commodity” means any agricultural, horticultural or viticultural product, but does not include milk, timber or timber products.

(2) “Department” means the State Department of Agriculture.

(3) “Director” means the Director of Agriculture.

(4) “Handler” means any person who purchases an agricultural commodity and thereafter grades, packs, cans, freezes, distills, crushes or otherwise preserves or changes the form of the commodity for the purpose of marketing the commodity.

(5) “Producer” means a person engaged in the business of growing, raising or otherwise producing an agricultural commodity for sale or an association of such persons organized under ORS chapter 62.

(6) “Representative group of producers” means those producers who produced, in the previous crop season, more than 59 percent of the amount of the commodity handled by each separate handler with whom such producers are involved in a dispute. [1969 c.238 §1]

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