2017 ORS 632.915¹
Consideration of commercial or other use
  • change of grades, standards or classifications

The factors that the State Department of Agriculture must consider in establishing grades, standards or classifications for a horticultural or agricultural product, or processes used in connection with a horticultural or agricultural product, apply to the extent and in the manner that those factors relate to the quality, quantity and condition of that product and the value and suitability of the product for the commercial or other use to which the product normally is put. The department may change the grades, standards or classifications established by the department to:

(1) Conform more nearly to commercial or trade requirements, practices or methods;

(2) Meet changed conditions;

(3) Comply with new and improved methods of handling, processing, packing, transporting, marketing or using the product involved;

(4) Apply or make effective any new and improved method of test, analysis or examination of the quality or condition of that product or the value or suitability of the product for its normal use; and

(5) Comply with new methods of controlling insect pests and diseases. [Formerly 616.420; 2003 c.602 §4]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Mandatory produce inspec­tion by Depart­ment of Agriculture under 1973 law, (1973) Vol 36, p 720

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 632—Production, Grading and Labeling Standards for Agricultural and Horticultural Products, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors632.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 632, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano632.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.