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Title 7Subtitle BChapter XIPart 1220Subpart A → Subject Group

Title 7: Agriculture
Subpart A—Soybean Promotion and Research Order


§1220.101   Act.

The term Act means the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act, subtitle E of title XIX, of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990, Public Law No. 101-624, and any amendments thereto.

§1220.102   Board.

The term Board means the United Soybean Board established under §1220.201 of this subpart.

§1220.103   Commerce.

The term commerce means interstate, foreign, or intrastate commerce.

§1220.104   Committee.

The term Committee means the Soybean Program Coordinating Committee established under §1220.213 of this subpart.

§1220.105   Consumer information.

The term consumer information means information that will assist consumers and other persons in making evaluations and decisions regarding the purchase, preparation, and use of soybeans or soybean products.

§1220.106   [Reserved]

§1220.107   Cooperator organization.

The term Cooperator Organization means the American Soybean Association, or any successor organization to the American Soybean Association, which conducts foreign market development activities on behalf of soybean producers.

§1220.108   Department.

Department means the United States Department of Agriculture.

§1220.109   Eligible organization.

The term eligible organization means any organization which has been certified by the Secretary pursuant to §1220.203 of this subpart as being eligible to submit nominations for initial membership on the Board.

§1220.110   First purchaser.

The term first purchaser means—

(a) except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, any person buying or otherwise acquiring from a producer soybeans produced by such producer; or

(b) In any case in which soybeans are pledged as collateral for a loan issued under any Commodity Credit Corporation price support loan program and the soybeans are forfeited by the producer in lieu of loan repayment, the Commodity Credit Corporation.

[56 FR 31049, July 9, 1991, as amended at 56 FR 42923, Aug. 30, 1991; 57 FR 31095, July 14, 1992]

§1220.111   Fiscal period.

The term fiscal period means the calendar year or such other annual period as the Board may determine with the approval of the Secretary.

§1220.112   Industry information.

The term industry information means information and programs that will lead to the development of new markets, new marketing strategies, or increased efficiency for the soybean industry, and activities to enhance the image of the soybean industry.

§1220.113   Marketing.

The term marketing means the sale or other disposition of soybeans or soybean products in any channel of commerce.

§1220.114   National nonprofit producer-governed organization.

The term national nonprofit producer-governed organization means an organization that—

(a) Is a nonprofit organization pursuant to section 501(c) (3), (5) or (6) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 501(c) (3), (5) and (6)); and

(b) Is governed by a Board of directors of agricultural producers representing soybean producers on a national basis;

§1220.115   Net market price.

The term net market price means—

(a) except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the sales price, or other value received by a producer for soybeans after adjustments for any premium or discount based on grading or quality factors, as determined by the Secretary; or

(b) For soybeans pledged as collateral for a loan issued under any Commodity Credit Corporation price support loan program, and where the soybeans are forfeited by the producer in lieu of loan repayment, the principal amount of the loan.

[56 FR 31049, July 9, 1991, as amended at 56 FR 42923, Aug. 30, 1991; 57 FR 31095, July 14, 1992]

§1220.116   Part and subpart.

Part means the Soybean Promotion and Research Order and all rules and regulations issued pursuant to the Act and the Order, and the Order itself shall be a “Subpart” of such part.

§1220.117   Plans and projects.

Plans and Projects means promotion, research, consumer information, and industry information plans, studies, or projects pursuant to §1220.230.

§1220.118   Person.

The term person means any individual, group of individuals, partnership, corporation, association, cooperative, or any other legal entity.

§1220.119   Producer.

The term producer means any person engaged in the growing of soybeans in the United States who owns, or who shares the ownership and risk of loss of, such soybeans.

§1220.120   [Reserved]

§1220.121   Promotion.

The term promotion means any action, including paid advertising, technical assistance, and trade servicing activities, to enhance the image or desirability of soybeans or soybean products in domestic and foreign markets, and any activity designed to communicate to consumers, importers, processors, wholesalers, retailers, government officials, or other information relating to the positive attributes of soybeans or soybean products or the benefits of importation, use, or distribution of soybeans and soybean products.

§1220.122   Qualified State Soybean Board.

The term Qualified State Soybean Board means a State soybean promotion entity that is authorized by State law and elects to be the Qualified State Soybean Board for the State in which it operates pursuant to §1220.228(a)(1). If no such entity exists in a State, the term Qualified State Soybean Board means a soybean producer-governed entity—

(a) That is organized and operating within a State;

(b) That receives voluntary contributions and conducts soybean promotion, research, consumer information, or industry information programs; and

(c) That meets the criteria, established by the Board and approved by the Secretary, relating to the qualifications of such entity to perform its duties under this part as determined by the Board, and is certified by the Board under §1220.228(a)(2), with the approval of the Secretary.

§1220.123   Referendum.

The term Referendum means a referendum, other than referenda defined in §1220.106 and §1220.124, to be conducted by the Secretary pursuant to the Act whereby producers shall be given the opportunity to vote to determine whether the continuance of this subpart is favored by a majority of producers voting.

§1220.124   [Reserved]

§1220.125   Research.

The term research means any type of study to advance the image, desirability, marketability, production, product development, quality, or functional or nutritional value of soybeans or soybean products, including any research activity designed to identify and analyze barriers to export sales of soybeans and soybean products.

§1220.126   Secretary.

The term Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States or any other officer or employee of the Department to whom there has been delegated, the authority to act in the Secretary's stead.

§1220.127   Soybean products.

The term soybean products means products produced in whole or in part from soybeans or soybean byproducts.

§1220.128   Soybeans.

The term soybeans means all varieties of Glycine max or Glycine soja.

§1220.129   State and United States.

The terms State and United States include the 50 States of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

§1220.130   Unit.

The term unit shall mean each State, or group of States, which is represented on the Board.

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