2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:10-45 - Definitions
As used in this act, unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Department" means the Department of Agriculture;
(b) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture;
(c) "Board" means the State Board of Agriculture;
(d) "Advisory council" means the appointed body which advises and assists the secretary in the administration of a marketing program;
(e) "Sell" includes "offer for sale," "expose for sale," "have in possession for sale," "exchange," "barter" or "trade," ;
(f) "Agricultural commodity" means any and all agricultural products including but not limited to vegetables, horticultural, apicultural, dairy and animal products in their raw or natural condition or any class, variety or utilization thereof;
(g) "Producer" means any person engaged within this State in the business of growing or raising, or causing to be grown or raised for market upon land owned or leased by him any agricultural commodity;
(h) "Processor" means any person engaged within this State in the canning, freezing, drying or other method of preservation of agricultural commodities for sale; but shall not include a person who manufactures a nonedible commodity from an agricultural commodity;
(i) "Buyer" means any person in this State engaged in the business of buying or causing to be bought any fresh agricultural commodity from a producer or group of producers;
(j) "Person" means any natural person, firm, corporation, association or any other business unit;
(k) "Marketing program" means the rules and regulations issued by the secretary, with the approval of the Board, governing the conduct and operation of research, development and sales promotion programs pertaining to an agricultural commodity or commodities;
(l) "Advertising and sales promotion" means, in addition to the ordinarily accepted meaning thereof, trade promotion and activities for the prevention, modification or removal of trade barriers which restrict the free flow of agricultural commodities to market;
(m) "General rules and regulations" means rules and regulations applicable to all marketing programs issued and made effective by the secretary to provide uniform methods and procedures to facilitate the administration and enforcement of all such marketing programs;
(n) "Major amendments" means amendments to any marketing program or agreement which effect a substantial change or modification in the provisions of such marketing program;
(o) "Minor amendments" means amendments to any marketing program which modify any provisions of any marketing program for the purpose of clarifying the meaning or application of such provisions or modify the administrative procedures for carrying out such provision; and
(p) "Affected," "directly affected" refers either to the commodity covered by any program or to persons who are subject to the provisions of any program and who are subject to assessment.
L.1971, c. 308, s. 3, eff. Sept. 2, 1971.
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