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Co.) —Legal action has been taken
against several vegetable growers
who have not paid the annual
assessment to the Pennsylvania
Vegetable Marketing and
Research Program. The action
was authorized under new regula
tions promulgated in January 1994
by the secretary of agriculture.
The program and its regulations
require all vegetable growers who
grow one or more acres of veget
ables for sale (or who grow green
house vegetables in 1,000 or more
square feet of greenhouse area) to
file an annual production verifica
tion statement and to pay an annu
al assessment of $25 plus $1.50
for each acre over 10 acres (or
each 1,000 square foot over
10,000 square feet).
The funds collected by the
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Growers Prosecuted For Non-Payment
program are used to promote
and to fund practical, production
vegetable research. A board con
sisting of 12 growers, the secre
tary of agriculture, and a represen
tative of collecting sales agents
govern the program and determine
how the funds are spent.
The board began its enforce
ment effort by prosecuting grow
ers who have consistently refused
to pay the assessment. The
Department of Agriculture’s
Bureau of Market Development
sent certified letters to growers
who had failed to respond to the
program’s regular assessment
notices. Five growers received let
ters from the Department of Agri
culture’s legal office. Three of
these five chose to pay the assess
ment rather than face legal action.
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The department then filed a
civil complaint with a district
magistrate in Harrisburg against
the two remaining growers. One
of these two then paid the assess
ment The other grower failed to
appear for the scheduled hearing
and judgement was entered
against him in the program’s
favor. The matter has now been
referred to the Attorney General’s
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The Vegetable Maiketing and
Research Program and the Depart
ment intend to continue their
enforcement efforts in 1995.
While the program’s board is
reluctant to take fellow growers to
court, they also feel it is their duty
to the hundreds of growers who
regularly pay their assessments.
To allow other growers to ignore
the assessment payment require
ment is not fair and only encour-
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Watsontown, PA 17777
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Silverdale, PA 18962
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Centre Hall, PA 16828
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ages more noncompliance.
The program’s assessment poli
cy is based on the principle that
because the program’s research
and promotion efforts potentially
benefit all the growers in the com
monwealth, it is reasonable and
fair to require all growers to pay
the assessment. Moreover, since
the program was established by a
referendum of growers and is sub
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Lebanon, PA 17042
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Lancaster, PA 17601
Route 35, Box 123
Oakland Mill, PA 17076
M.S. Yearsly & Sons
West Chester, PA
Honesdale, PA 18431
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RD 2, Rt 61,3 Miles S BSkflP 1 ?- n r?’J nC u
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RD 3, Box 355
Washington, N.J 07882
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228 Route 94
Blairtown, N J.
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Honey Grove, PA
RD 2, Oysterdale Road
Oley, PA 19547
Everett, PA 15537
Stouffer Bros Inc.
1066 Lincoln Way West
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Thomas L. Dunlap
Rt. 220, Mam St. Exit
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
Tractor Parts Co.
335 Central Road
Bloomsburg, PA 17815