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Action for a uniform northeast market
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 21
§ 258-q. Action for a uniform northeast market. The commissioner is
hereby authorized and directed to act independently or through the
Northeastern Association of State Departments of Agriculture, the
National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments and any other group or
agency, to achieve uniformity of laws and regulations involving
inspection of farms and plants, sanitary codes, labeling of dairy
products and their imitations, standards for dairy products, licensing
of milk dealers and the terms of both federal and state milk marketing
orders in effect in the area. He is further directed to work toward the
elimination of the unnecessary and costly barriers to the free flow of
milk created by laws and regulations originally enacted to help the
income of dairy farmers but whose present effect is to interfere with
the free flow of milk and to reduce the efficiency of distribution. The
commissioner will continuously endeavor to effectuate the purpose of
this section by seeking uniform laws and regulations, joint
investigations, joint hearings, and joint and concurrent orders and
regulations. He further will endeavor to create a joint agency or joint
agencies to carry out and enforce joint and concurrent orders and any
other joint activities.