Oregon Statutes - Chapter 583 - Milk Marketing, Production and Distribution - Section 583.470 - Market areas.

(1) Concurrently with the establishment of primary markets, as provided by ORS 583.465, the State Department of Agriculture shall establish market areas embracing one or more primary markets. In addition to other guideposts and standards set out in ORS 583.001, 583.004, 583.021, 583.028 and 583.410 to 583.565, the department may take into consideration:

(a) Primary markets where market conditions and influences are similar.

(b) Major metropolitan consumer areas.

(c) Normal flow of milk from producing areas to point of processing and distribution to consumers.

(d) Influence of markets and marketing conditions in adjacent states.

(e) Any other condition which may benefit or may have an adverse effect on the stability of the market, or the primary markets, in the market area.

(2) Market areas may be established, changed, amended or terminated only after a public hearing, in each established market area or in a proposed, new, enlarged or reduced market area.

(3) Producers or handlers as authorized by ORS 583.425, may file a petition requesting the department to hold a public hearing relating to market areas. [1963 c.442 §17; 1977 c.307 §8]

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