SB 1067 Creates several funds and boards relating to agriculture
Sponsor:Foster Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4349S.01I Fiscal Note:4349-01
Committee:Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Tourism
Last Action:02/07/02 - Hearing Conducted S Agriculture, Conservation, Parks Journal page:
& Tourism
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 1067 - This act allows the Department of Agriculture to cooperate with the federal government, state agencies, producers, processors and other groups in programs to develop standards and labeling for organic farming. This act also creates the "Organic Production and Certification Fee Fund".

This act also creates "The Missouri Agricultural Products Marketing Development Fund", for the promotion and development of Missouri agricultural products.

This act creates the "Citizens' Advisory Commission for Marketing Missouri Agricultural Products". This commission shall establish guidelines and make recommendations to the director fo the department of agriculture for the use of funds. This commission will establish a fee structure for sellers of agricultural products that use the AgriMissouri trademark. These fees will be deposited in the Missouri Agricultural Products Marketing Development Fund. The commission will also create to two additional trademarks; one for the labeling of Missouri certified organic products, the other for Missouri certified family-farm-produced products.