Beef Research and Consumer Information Act, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Livestock and Grains of ..., 94-1 on H.R. 3718, April 14, 1975
1975 - 68 pages
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Page 24 - Budget foresaw the dangers of commodity boards when it stated that the bill : * * * would not be in the long-run interest of agriculture, the food industry, or consumers in general. The involvement of the Federal Government in the promotion of a particular commodity at the expense of other commodities would compel other commodity groups to seek similar assistance in order to maintain their share of the food market.
Page 39 - Periodic review and referenda to determine continuation or termination of the program at intervals not to exceed 5 years or at any time upon petition of 10 percent of the registered producers in the area covered by the program — in referenda dealing with continuation or termination the voting requirements for continuation shall be the same as those set out above for initiation of the program...
Page 65 - We will oppose Federal legislation providing for any new national commodity promotion program which does not provide : (1...
Page 40 - No order issued pursuant to this Act shall be effective unless the Secretary determines that the issuance of such order is approved or favored by not less than two-thirds of the producers voting in such referendum, or by...
Page 49 - ... policies ; (d) Evidence of stability and permanency of the organization; (e) Sources from which the organization's operating funds are derived; (f ) Functions of the organization ; and (g) The organization's ability and willingness to further the aims and objectives of the act.
Page 40 - Secretary, have been engaged in the production of cotton for the purpose of ascertaining whether the issuance of an order is approved or favored by producers. No order issued pursuant to this Act shall be effective unless the Secretary determines that the issuance of such order is approved or favored by not less than two-thirds of the producers voting in such referendum...
Page 40 - For the purpose of ascertaining whether the issuance of an order is approved or favored by producers, as required under the applicable provisions of this title, the Secretary may conduct a referendum among producers.
Page 63 - Act shall be effective unless the Secretary determines that the issuance of such order is approved or favored by not less than two.thirds of the producers voting in such referendum, or by a majority of the producers voting in such referendum if such majority produced not less than two.thirds of the commercial eggs produced during a representative period defined by the Secretary. SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION OF ORDERS SEC. 10.
Page 18 - States a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each violation, which shall accrue to the United States and may be recovered in a civil action brought by the United States.
Page 64 - In order for a referendum to be valid, 50 percent of the registered producers must have voted, with two-thirds casting an affirmative vote; * * * and "That only those persons who contribute money to the respective programs shall be eligible to serve on the Board which administer such programs.