ORS 576.795¹
Modification of contract
  • damages for breach

(1) A seed dealer that requests modification to the payment terms of a seed production contract for other seed shall pay an amount equal to at least 25 percent of the value of the contract prior to modification of the contract.

(2) A party to a seed production contract or seed purchase contract may not, as a condition of performance, require the other party to agree to a material modification of the contract. A contract modification obtained in violation of this subsection is unenforceable.

(3) In any action to recover damages for breach of a seed production contract or seed purchase contract, if the court finds that a party to the contract failed to act in good faith as defined in ORS 71.2010 (General definitions), the court may award the prevailing party court costs and reasonable attorney fees. [2018 c.26 §6]

Note: See note under 576.780 (Definitions for ORS 576.780 to 576.809).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 576—Agricultural Marketing Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors576.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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