Agricultural Products Dealers in Florida are required to have a certificate of deposit or a Surety Bond of no less than $5,000 and no greater than $100,000. Bond amounts are determined by the highest month volume of agricultural products bought or handled by the dealer.
This includes those who buy, receive, solicit, handle or negotiate agricultural produces from Florida Producers or their agents.
Selling produce to an unlicensed, unbonded dealer can put a grower's financial future at risk.
A Surety Bond protects agricultural producers from financial loss if the dealers fail to pay, write bad checks or declare bankruptcy. When a producer makes a bond and license a condition of sale, they can know they are protected.
Dealers must apply for a license, pay a licensing fee and post a bond before obtaining a license with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Obtain your surety bond from SuretyGroup,com.
The premium that you pay for a Florida Agricultural Products Dealer Bond is dependent on credit and the bond amount required. For bond amounts over $50,000, personal and/or business financial statements are required.
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