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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Dealers in Agricultural Products Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 380]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation that establishes operating practices for dealers of agricultural products. The regulation requires (1) dealers of agricultural products to issue receipts to producers; (2) contracts between dealers of agricultural products and producers be filed with the Commissioner; and (3) dealers of agricultural products to be bonded.
State Authority Section 3.2-109 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

2. The establishment of time frames under which both dealers and producers must act to receive protection under the Law. The law protects the producer by allowing him to make a claim against the dealer’s bond for nonpayment and protects the dealer by requiring that the producer make a claim within five days of discovering the dealers failure to pay or properly account for produce.

3. The clarification of the function of the license to operate as a dealer in agricultural products by declaring, at the time of applying for the license, the conditions under which the dealer intends to operate, and the license issued shall be limited to the conditions declared.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: David Gianino  / Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-3515    FAX: (804)371-7793    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Changing Title 3.1 references to Title 3.2 as a result of the recodification of Title 3.1
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/04/2009.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Ag Bonding Law Complaint Deadline Extension NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 06/26/2006 after the comment period had ended.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
7/29/2022 Completed Retain As Is
11/23/2016 Completed Retain As Is
4/17/2012 Completed Retain As Is
2/12/2001 Completed Amend