924.211 Soybean marketing program.

(A) There is hereby established the soybean marketing program. Except as provided under divisions (B) and (C) of this section, the procedures, requirements, and other provisions that are established under sections 924.20 to 924.30 of the Revised Code and rules that apply to the grain marketing program shall apply to the soybean marketing program. For purposes of that application, references in those sections to "grain" are deemed to be replaced with references to "soybeans."

(B) The soybean marketing program operating committee shall consist of eighteen members. Fourteen of those members shall be elected in accordance with section 924.22 of the Revised Code. The director of agriculture shall appoint the remaining four members, who shall be from the united soybean board from this state. The appointed members of the board shall be voting members of the committee.

(C) With regard to the levying of assessments under section 924.26 of the Revised Code, the assessment on soybeans shall be one-half of one per cent of the per-bushel price of soybeans at the first point of sale. However, if assessments are levied under the national soybean checkoff program created by the "Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act," 104 Stat. 3881 (1990), 7 U.S.C. 6301 et seq., no assessments shall be levied for purposes of the soybean marketing program established under this section.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.