CA Food & Agric Code Section 62580

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, milk shipped by a producer to a handler which meets the following criteria shall be considered for coverage pursuant to this chapter:


Milk shipment was made after December 31, 1986.


A valid contract between the producer and handler pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 61310) or Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 61801) has been filed with the director prior to the date the milk was shipped, unless the shipment was made in the first five days after the contract was executed. This requirement shall not apply to all shipments made prior to the effective date of this chapter.


The handler was licensed and bonded as required by Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 61301) or Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 61801) when the contract was filed with the director.


The milk was produced within the state and delivered to a plant within the state.


The director has not issued a prior notice that the shipments would not be covered by the fund.


The shipment was not made under a custom processing arrangement with the producer retaining title.


The producer or cooperative shipping the milk had a direct contract with the handler. In the case of a cooperative, only the milk of its members shipped under the contract is covered. Milk shipped to a handler under a contract held by intermediaries, brokers, or agents is not covered.


The producer does not have a beneficial ownership interest in the handler to whom shipments were made.


The producer is in compliance with this chapter, Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 61301), Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 61801), and Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 62700).
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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