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16-1503. Swine marketing pools; creation, authorized acts. (a) For the benefit of orderly marketing of swine in Kansas and to facilitate the capture of markets by swine producers and to improve the quality of the state's swine herd, registered swine marketing pools may be created. To qualify for participation under this act a swine marketing pool created pursuant to this act must register with the secretary of agriculture. The secretary of agriculture will facilitate creation of swine marketing pools and information sharing to foster contract agreements between swine marketing pools and purchasers of hogs for slaughter. Such registration for any swine marketing pool may be revoked by the secretary of agriculture for failure to properly carry out its functions pursuant to subsection (b) subsequent to a hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act.

(b) Swine marketing pools are hereby authorized to do the following on behalf of their members:

(1) Assume debt;

(2) enter and negotiate contracts for the sale and delivery of hogs;

(3) own assets;

(4) sue and be sued;

(5) assist members to upgrade the quality of hogs marketed by the pool;

(6) negotiate in good faith for timely completion and quality assurance of swine marketing contracts; and

(7) perform any other activities to achieve the goals and objectives of the swine marketing pool.

History: L. 1994, ch. 130, § 10; L. 2004, ch. 101, § 65; July 1.

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