2009 California Corporations Code - Section 14550-14551 :: Part 12. Nonprofit Cooperative Agricultural Marketing Associations

SECTION 14550-14551

14550.  In order to promote, foster, and encourage the intelligent
and orderly marketing of agricultural products through cooperation;
to eliminate speculation and waste; to make the distribution of
agricultural products between producer and consumer as direct as can
be efficiently done; and to stabilize the marketing of agricultural
products, this act is passed.

14551.  It is here recognized that agriculture is characterized by
individual production in contrast to the group or factory system that
characterizes other forms of industrial production; and that the
ordinary form of corporate organization permits industrial groups to
combine for the purpose of group production and the ensuing group
marketing; and that the public has an interest in permitting farmers
to bring their industry to the high degree of efficiency and
merchandising skill evidenced in the manufacturing industries; and
that the public interest urgently needs to prevent the migration from
the farm to the city in order to keep up farm production and to
preserve the agricultural supply of the nation; and that the public
interest demands that the farmer be encouraged to attain a superior
and more direct system of marketing in the substitution of
merchandising for the blind, unscientific, and speculative selling of

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