35-17-401. Marketing contracts. (1) The association and its members may make and execute marketing contracts requiring the members to sell, for any period of time not over 10 years, all or any specified part of their agricultural products or specified commodities exclusively to or through the association or any facilities to be created by the association. The contract may provide that the association may sell or resell the products of its members with or without taking title to the products and pay over to its members the resale price after deducting all necessary selling, overhead, and other costs and expenses.
(2) The bylaws and the marketing contract may fix, as liquidated damages, specific sums to be paid by the member or stockholder to the association upon the breach by the member or stockholder of any provisions of the marketing contract regarding the sale or delivery or withholding of products and may further provide that the member or stockholder will pay all costs, premiums for bonds, expenses, and fees in case any action is brought upon the contract by the association, and these provisions are valid and enforceable in the courts of this state.
(3) In the event of any breach or threatened breach of a marketing contract by a member, the association is entitled to an injunction to prevent the further breach of the contract and to a decree of specific performance. Pending the adjudication of an action and upon filing a verified complaint showing the breach or threatened breach and upon filing a sufficient bond, the association is entitled to a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against the member or stockholder.
History: En. Sec. 17, Ch. 233, L. 1921; re-en. Sec. 6444, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 6444, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 14-417; amd. Sec. 1335, Ch. 56, L. 2009.