Department of Agriculture - Grain Marketing Program - Accounting of assessments.

Published: 2008-06-28

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(A) Assessments or payments received from producers with delinquent accounts will have the assessments or payments credited to the most delinquent account, including partial assessments or payments. Delinquent accounts include assessments past due, interest, and all costs incurred by the committee.

(B) Any producer from whom an assessment has been collected shall be entitled to request and receive a refund up to the amount of assessment, subject to submitting a properly completed refund request on a form approved and provided by the director.

(C) Each request for a refund shall contain the following:

(1) Producer's name and mailing address;

(2) Amount and date of the assessment;

(3) Copy of receipt showing official mark and collection point if sold or marketed through an elevator in Ohio; and

(4) Any other information required by the program for issuing the refund.

(D) Each request for a refund must be postmarked no later than midnight thirty days from date of sale or marketing. The date of the refund request is the postmark, or the date the request is received, if the postmark is missing or illegible.

(E) Payment of refund must be made as soon as possible, but no later than thirty days from receipt of the refund request.