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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXV
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND ANIMAL INDUSTRY
Chapter 570
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES
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F.S. 570.74
570.74 Definitions relating to Agricultural Economic Development Act.For purposes of this act, the term:
(1) “Agriculturally depressed area” means a rural area that has declining profitability from agricultural enterprises and one or more of the following characteristics:
(a) A stable or declining population.
(b) A stable or declining real per capita income.
(c) A traditional economy based on agriculture or extraction of solid minerals.
(d) A low ad valorem tax base.
(e) A need for agribusiness and leadership training.
(f) Crop losses or economic depression resulting from a natural disaster or socioeconomic conditions or events that negatively impact a crop.
(2) “Assistance” means financial or nonfinancial assistance issued pursuant to this act.
(3) “Financial assistance” means the providing of funds to an agribusiness.
(4) “Nonfinancial assistance” means the providing of personnel to work with an agribusiness to establish an infrastructure, including, but not limited to, the development of an accounting system, management procedures, and a marketing plan. Nonfinancial assistance also includes the providing of equipment.
History.ss. 2, 10, ch. 91-268; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 12, ch. 92-291; s. 24, ch. 2000-308; s. 75, ch. 2014-150.
Note.Former s. 570.242.