40-32-25Inspection service fee for each dairy farm--Raw milk assessment fee.

A milk plant or marketing organization of milk, milk products, sheep milk, or goat milk that processes or markets Manufacturing Grade or Grade A milk shall pay an inspection service fee for each dairy farm. The inspection fee shall be one hundred dollars per Grade A or fifty dollars per Manufacturing Grade dairy farm and be paid semiannually by July first and January first to the secretary. In addition, beginning on January 1, 2010, each milk buyer shall pay a monthly raw milk assessment fee on all milk purchased from South Dakota producers, which shall be paid by the beginning of each month to the secretary. The secretary of agriculture and natural resources shall promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to establish the raw milk assessment fee which may not exceed one cent per hundredweight on all milk purchased.

Source: SL 1988, ch 329, § 2; SL 2001, ch 225, § 1; SL 2009, ch 205, § 11; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 14, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.