Subject 40-30-1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
The following words or terms shall have the meaning set forth herein when used in these rules and regulations.
|(1)||"Act" means the laws relating to Dealers in Agricultural Products, Article I of O.C.G.A. 2-9.|
|(2)||The term "Commissioner" as used in these regulations means the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture or his designated agent.|
|(3)||The term "Director" shall mean the officer who has been lawfully commissioned, appointed and delegated the authority by the Commissioner to administer the Act.|
|(4)||"Agricultural products" includes fruits, vegetables, pecans, and cotton but does not include dairy products, tobacco, grains, eggs, and other basic farm crops.|
|(5)||"Dealer in agricultural products" means any person, association, itinerant dealer, partnership, or corporation engaged in the business of buying, receiving, selling, exchanging, negotiating, or soliciting the sale, resale, exchange, or transfer of any agricultural products purchased from the producer or his or her agent or representative or received on consignment from the producer or his or her agent or representative or received to be handled on a net return basis from the producer. The term "dealer in agricultural products" also includes any person buying, selling, processing, or shelling pecan nuts, including any and every kind and variety of pecan nuts.|
|(6)||"Producer" means any producer of agricultural products.|
|(1)||These rules shall apply to any dealer in agricultural products who comes within the terms of the Act to engage in such business in the State of Georgia.|
|(2)|| These rules shall not apply to:
Any and all ledgers, books of accounts, memoranda, and other documents which relate to dealer in agricultural products transactions shall be kept and made available for examination by the Commissioner at the place or places of business of the dealer in agricultural products applicant or licensee.