Revoking Flue-Cured Tobacco Grade Standards and Grading Requirements under the Farm Products Grades and Sales Act
Regulation 374 – (Flue-Cured Tobacco)
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Farm Products Grades and Sales Act
Summary of Decision:
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has approved the revocation of Regulation 374 – Flue Cured Tobacco, which was established under the Farm Products Grades and Sales Act. The revocation will come into effect on January 1, 2011.
March 23, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is seeking comments on its proposal to revoke Regulation 374 – Flue-Cured Tobacco, which is established under the Farm Products Grades and Sales Act, on January 1, 2011.
The purpose of Regulation 374 was to support the marketing of flue-cured tobacco through the Ontario Flue-Cured Tobacco Growers’ Marketing Board. The regulation established grade standards that were used by the industry in price determination of lots of tobacco delivered delivered to auction exchanges operated by the board. Under the existing regulation, all lots of flue-cured tobacco are required to be graded and marked with a grade by a grader prior to sale or delivery to a buyer.
Flue-cured tobacco is no longer marketed through the board. A producer who is licensed by the board to produce flue-cured tobacco may enter into a contract with one or more buyers to produce and deliver tobacco subject to the terms and conditions established in each contract, which may include quality and its determination. Therefore, this regulation has become obsolete and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is recommending revoking the regulation.
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January 1, 2010