Producer Law and Legal Definition

According to 7 USCS § 7412 (Title 7, Agriculture; Chapter 101, Agricultural Promotion; Issuance of Orders for Promotion, Research, and Information Activities Regarding Agricultural Commodities) the term "producer" means “any person who is engaged in the production and sale of an agricultural commodity in the United States and who owns, or shares the ownership and risk of loss of, the agricultural commodity.”

According to 7 USCS § 7901 (Title 7, Agriculture; Chapter 106, Commodity Programs), the term "producer" means an owner, operator, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper that shares in the risk of producing a crop and is entitled to share in the crop available for marketing from the farm, or would have shared had the crop been produced. In determining whether a grower of hybrid seed is a producer, the Secretary shall not take into consideration the existence of a hybrid seed contract and shall ensure that program requirements do not adversely affect the ability of the grower to receive a payment under this title.”