AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
WHEAT — PROMOTION OF MARKETING
22-3309. Duties and powers of commission. (1) Consistent with the general purposes of this chapter, the commission shall establish the policies to be followed in the accomplishments of such purposes.
(2) In the administration of this act, the commission shall have the following duties, authorities and powers:
(a) To conduct a campaign of research, education and publicity.
(b) To find new markets for wheat and wheat products.
(c) To give, publicize and promulgate reliable information showing the value of wheat and wheat products for any purpose for which it is found useful and profitable.
(d) To make public and encourage the widespread national and international use of the special kinds of wheat and wheat products produced from all varieties of wheat grown in Idaho.
(e) To investigate and participate in studies of the problems peculiar to the producers of wheat in Idaho.
(3) The commission shall have the duty, power and authority:
(a) To take such action as the commission deems necessary or advisable in order to stabilize and protect the wheat industry of the state and the health and welfare of the public.
(b) To sue and be sued.
(c) To enter into such contracts as may be necessary or advisable.
(d) To appoint and employ officers, agents and other personnel, including experts in agriculture and the publicizing of the products thereof, and to prescribe their duties and fix their compensation.
(e) To make use of such advertising means and methods as the commission deems advisable and to enter into contracts and agreements for research and advertising within and without the state.
(f) To cooperate with any local, state or national organization or agency, whether voluntary or created by the law of any state or by national law, engaged in work or activities similar to the work and activities of the commission, and to enter into contracts and agreements with such organizations or agencies for carrying on a joint campaign of research, education and publicity and reciprocal enforcement.
(g) To lease, purchase or own the real or personal property deemed necessary in the administration of this act.
(h) To prosecute in the name of the state of Idaho any suit or action for collection of the tax or assessment provided for in this act.
(i) To adopt, rescind, modify and amend all necessary and proper orders, resolutions and regulations for the procedure and exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties, including the calling of any referendum of the wheat growers in the state of Idaho as deemed necessary by the commission.
(j) To incur indebtedness and carry on all business activities.
(k) To keep books and records and accounts of all its doings, which books, records and accounts shall be open to inspection by the state controller at all times and to the public as set forth in chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code.
[22-3309, added 1959, ch. 6, sec. 9, p. 13; am. 1994, ch. 180, sec. 25, p. 439; am. 2012, ch. 77, sec. 6, p. 224; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 34, p. 411.]