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17.1025 Minnesota certification program.

In cooperation with the University of Minnesota, the department of trade and economic development, and the board of animal health, the commissioner shall establish a pilot program to certify agricultural production methods and agricultural products grown or processed within the state to assure the integrity of claims made by participating businesses. The commissioner may select and cooperate with private organizations that have established procedures and safeguards to justify claimed characteristics of the production process or the final certified product to conduct certification activities for third party producers.

The commissioner may establish guidelines for the certification program, which are not subject to chapter 14. The commissioner shall submit a report on the pilot program to the legislature by February 1, 2001.

HIST: 2000 c 477 s 2

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