ORS 583.520¹
Department to provide system for equitable payments to producers where no market pool exists
  • recognition of voluntary equalization program

In the event the producers through petition or referendum pursuant to ORS 583.475 (Referendum in market area on establishment or termination of market pool) prevent a market pool from being established, or by referendum terminate and close a market pool, the State Department of Agriculture shall provide a system whereby each producer selling milk to a particular handler except for replacement milk shall receive the same price for Class 1 milk and for Class 2 milk of like quality, as every other producer selling milk to that particular handler and whereby each producer shall receive the minimum price established by the department under ORS 583.505 (Orders establishing minimum prices for sale of milk by producers to handlers). Such system which is for the purpose of assuring fair, reasonable and equitable treatment and payment for all affected producers, may take into consideration the existence, if any, of a voluntary equalization program established by contract between groups of producers. [1963 c.442 §20]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 583—Milk Marketing, Production and Distribution, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors583.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information