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Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 573
MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES
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F.S. 573.121
573.121 Termination or suspension of marketing orders.The department shall suspend or terminate the marketing order or any provision of the marketing order whenever it finds the provision or order does not tend to effectuate the declared purposes of ss. 573.101-573.124, within the standards and subject to the limitations and restrictions herein imposed, and it further finds upon a referendum called by the department that 51 percent of the producers who are engaged within the state in the production of agricultural commodities for market, covered by the marketing order, and who produce for market more than 51 percent of the volume of agricultural commodities produced within the state for market are opposed to the marketing order, provided the suspension or termination shall not be effective until the expiration of the current marketing season. If the department finds that the termination of any marketing order is requested in writing by more than 51 percent of the producers who are engaged within the state in the production of agricultural commodities for market, covered by the marketing order, and who produce for market more than 51 percent of the volume of the commodity produced within the state for market, covered by the order, and the department further finds the marketing order obstructs or does not tend to carry out the declared policy and purposes of ss. 573.101-573.124, it shall terminate or suspend for a specified period the marketing order or provision thereof, provided the termination shall be effective only if announced on or before the date, prior to the end of the current marketing period, as may be specified in the order.
History.ss. 21, 26, ch. 87-171; s. 4, ch. 91-429.