(1)Any first purchaser shall deduct and withhold an assessment of 1 percent of the gross value of the raw product of the berries delivered to a processor before any deductions from the price paid to the producer thereof, after July 6, 1987, for all caneberries grown in Oregon. (See definition of “First Purchaser”.)
(2)Any producer who sells directly to a retailer or sells directly at farmers’ markets or farmstands is obligated to pay the assessment.
(3)All casual sales of caneberries shall be exempt form the assessment. (See definition of “Casual Sale”.)
(4)An organic producer will be exempt from assessment if the producer presents the following information to the commission by December 15th of each year:
(A)A current certificate from a certifying agent under the Organic Foods Production Act, 7 U.S.C. § 6501-6522 and its implementing regulations; or
(B)A statement of exemption from certification under the Organic Foods Production Act, 7 U.S.C. § 6501-6522 and its implementing regulations; and
(b)A production report signed by the producer containing the producer’s name, mailing address, species of berries, and pounds and price for each species.
Rule 611-010-0010 — Assessments,