WAC 16-529-010

Definitions.

Definitions for terms used in this chapter are also found in chapter 15.65 RCW, Washington State Agricultural Commodity Boards Act. For the purpose of this marketing order, the following additional definitions shall apply:
"Act" means the Washington state agricultural commodity boards or chapter 15.65 RCW.
"Affected area" means that portion of the state of Washington located east of the summit of the Cascade Mountains.
"Affected handler" means any person who acts as principal or agent or otherwise in buying, selling, marketing, or distributing alfalfa seed not grown by him or her.
"Affected producer" means any person who produces any variety of alfalfa seed in the state of Washington for market in commercial quantities: Provided, That for the purpose of election and membership on the commodity board, a producer-handler shall be considered as acting only as a producer.
"Affected unit" means one hundred weight (cwt) of cleaned alfalfa seed as sold by an affected producer to a handler or other producer.
"Alfalfa seed" means the seed that is harvested from any variety of alfalfa plants.
"Alfalfa seed commodity commission" hereinafter referred to as "commission" means the commodity commission formed under the provisions of WAC 16-529-020 through 16-529-120.
"Commercial quantity" means all alfalfa seed produced in any calendar year by any producer.
"Department" means the department of agriculture of the state of Washington.
"Director" means the director of agriculture of the state of Washington or his or her duly appointed representative.
"Disclosure" means inspection or copying.
"Marketing season" or "fiscal year" means the twelve-month period beginning with July 1st of any year and ending with June 30th of the year following, both dates being inclusive.
"Person" means any individual, firm, corporation, limited liability company, trust, association, partnership, society or any other organization of individuals, or any unit or agency of local or state government.
"Producer-handler" means any person who acts both as a "producer" and as a "handler" with respect to the alfalfa seed which he/she produces, and a handler with respect to the alfalfa seed which he/she handles, including that produced by himself/herself. "To produce" means to act as a producer. For the purposes of the alfalfa seed marketing order, "producer" shall include bailees who contract to produce or grow any agricultural product on behalf of a bailor who retains title to the seed and its resulting agricultural product or the agricultural product delivered for further production or increase.
"Public records" includes any writing containing information relating to the conduct of government or the performance of any governmental or proprietary function prepared, owned, used, or retained by the department regardless of physical form or characteristics.
"Sell" includes offer for sale, expose for sale, have in possession for sale, exchange, barter, or trade.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047, 42.56.040, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-05-035, § 16-529-010, filed 2/8/17, effective 3/11/17. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.65.047 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 05-08-010, § 16-529-010, filed 3/25/05, effective 4/25/05; Order 1, Article I, § A, filed 3/13/75, effective 7/1/75.]