1. In this act, the orders of the Board and the regulations, unless the context indicates a different meaning, the following words and expressions mean:
(a) “purchaser” : the purchaser of a farm product or, in the case of a product to which a plan applies and at the request of a person contemplated by such plan, the person designated by the Board after giving the interested parties the opportunity to be heard;
(b) “association of producers” : a farmers’ cooperative syndicate, a farmers’ cooperative association, a cooperative agricultural association, a farmers’ association or professional syndicate, a union, a federation or confederation of such bodies or a professional or cooperative group of producers;
(c) “farm journal” : a newspaper or periodical having broad distribution in the farm community;
(d) “marketing” : the sale, grading, processing, purchasing, storage, penning and shipping for purposes of sale, offering for sale and shipping of any farm product, and the advertisement and financing of operations related to the selling of such product on the market;
(e) “producers’ board” or “board” : the body entrusted with implementation and administration of a joint plan to market farm products;
(f) “joint plan” or “plan” : a plan established under this act for the marketing of farm products;
(g) “producer” : a producer or association of producers of a farm product, including, in the cases determined by an order of the Board, a person who is not a producer or an association of producers but who participates in the production of a farm product on behalf of another;
(h) “farm product” : an agricultural, horticultural, avicultural or forest product, in its raw state or partly or wholly processed by or for the producer, including, in particular, farm and farm-yard animals, live or slaughtered, their meat, poultry, eggs, wool, dairy products, grains, fruits, vegetables, maple products, honey, tobacco, wood, beverages or foodstuffs derived from agricultural products and any other agricultural or food product or commodity designated by the Government.
(i) “marketed product” : any farm product to which a plan applies;
(j) “Board” : the Régie des marchés agricoles du Québec constituted by this act;
(k) “by-laws” : the by-laws made by a producers’ board or, as the case may be, a general meeting of producers.