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Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 573
MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES
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F.S. 573.119
573.119 Department; powers and duties.
(1) The department shall administer and enforce the provisions of ss. 573.101-573.124. In order to effectuate the declared purposes of ss. 573.101-573.124, the department is authorized to issue, administer, and enforce the provisions of any marketing agreement or order regulating producer marketing and handling of agricultural commodities in the primary channel of trade.
(2) Upon recommendation of the advisory council concerned, the department shall have the power to establish administrative rules for each marketing order or marketing agreement issued and made effective as may be necessary to facilitate the administration and enforcement of each order or agreement.
(3) Upon recommendation of the advisory council concerned, the department shall have the power to issue and make effective seasonal marketing regulations authorized by the provisions of any marketing order or marketing agreement necessary to carry out and make effective the purposes and provisions of any marketing order or agreement. Notice of any rule issued by the department shall be given to all producers and handlers directly affected.
History.ss. 19, 26, ch. 87-171; s. 4, ch. 91-429.