Apple Marketing

Section 434:33

    434:33 Definitions. –
As used in this subdivision:
I. [Repealed.]
II. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food.
III. "Distributor" means any person engaged within this state in selling, offering for sale, marketing or distributing apples which he has purchased or acquired from a producer or other person or which he is marketing on behalf of a producer or other person, whether as owner, agent, employee, broker or otherwise, but shall not include a retailer, except such retailer who purchases or acquires from, or handles on behalf of any producer or other person, apples subject to regulation by the marketing agreement or order covering apples.
IV. "Handler" means any person engaged in the operation of packing, grading, selling, offering for sale or marketing any marketable apples, who as owner, agent or otherwise ships or causes apples to be shipped.
V. "Marketing agreement" means an agreement entered into, with the approval of the commissioner, by producers with distributors, processors and handlers regulating the preparation, sale and handling of apples.
VI. "Marketing order" means an order issued by the commissioner pursuant to this subdivision governing the marketing for processing, the distributing, the sale of, or the handling in any manner of any apples sold in this state during any specified period.
VII. "Processor" means any person engaged within this state in processing, or in the operation of receiving, grading, packing, canning, freezing, dehydrating, fermenting, distilling, extracting, preserving, grinding, crushing, or in any other way preserving or changing the form of apples for the purpose of marketing apples, but shall not include a person engaged in manufacturing another and different product from apples.
VIII. "Producer" means any person engaged within this state in the business of producing, or causing to be produced, for any market 500 bushels or more of apples.

Source. 1985, 72:1. 1995, 130:5, eff. July 23, 1995. 2010, 368:28, VIII, eff. Dec. 31, 2010.