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New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Division of Marketing Marketing Order Ballot and Voter Registration Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These files from the Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Marketing contain marketing orders, petitions, hearing notices, transcripts, memoranda regarding referendum results, lists of growers for specific products, and original ballots. Marketing orders are issued to regulate the sale of commodities, encourage balance between supply and demand and prevent price extremes detrimental to producers and consumers alike. The records document procedures for issuing marketing orders and the process of hearings, voting, and amendment of orders as prescribed by law.
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Quantity:
10 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
circa 1958-1973, 1981-1983
Series Number:
13565

Arrangement

13565-98: Chronological then by type of agricultural product.

13565-14: Chronological.

Administrative History

A marketing order is issued by the commissioner of the Dept. of Agriculture and Markets pursuant to Article 25 of the Agricultural and Marketing Law which prescribes rules and regulations governing the marketing, distribution, handling and sale of any agricultural commodity sold in New York State. After a hearing has been held to discuss the pros and cons of a proposed marketing order, a referendum is taken and the order will be deemed to have been passed or defeated according to certain qualifications outlined in Article 25.

A marketing order may be amended or terminated if a petition to that effect has been signed by 25% of the producers, a public hearing has been held and the prescribed number of votes recorded.

Scope and Content Note

These files contain marketing orders, petitions, hearing notices and transcripts, memoranda regarding referendum results, lists of growers for a specific product, and original ballots. A marketing order is issued to regulate the sale of a commodity, to encourage balance between supply and demand and prevent price extremes detrimental to producers and consumers alike. The records document procedures for issuing marketing orders and the process of hearings, voting, and amendment of orders as prescribed by law.

13565-98: This accretion contains marketing order files for apples (1972-1973) and sour cherries (1968-1973).

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

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13565-14: Container list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

13565-14: This accretion includes records from transfer list 970007.

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Dates Contents Box

Accretion: 13565-83
1958 Sour Cherry Marketing Order FV1; Ballots and Registrations 1
1958 Copies of Petition for Cherry Growers; Copy of Findings and Facts; Notice of Referendum; Ballots and Registrations 2
1959 Apple Marketing Order FV2; Ballots and Registrations (1959 Referendum); Official Ballots and Registrations for New York State Apple Producing Counties 3

Accretion: 13565-98
1973 Apple Marketing Order Assignment Increase 1
1968 Sour Cherry Marketing Order 2
1972 Apple Marketing Order Termination Referendum 3
1972-1973 Apple Marketing Order Termination (1972); Sour Cherry Marketing Order Continuation (1973) 4