AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
BARLEY — PROMOTION OF MARKETING
22-4009. 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 the provisions of this chapter, the commission shall, in conjunction with the Idaho grain producers association, inc., have the following duties, authorities and powers:
(a) To conduct a campaign of research, education and publicity.
(b) To find new markets for barley and barley products.
(c) To give, publicize and promulgate reliable information showing the value of barley and barley 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 barley and barley products produced from all varieties of barley grown in Idaho.
(e) To investigate and participate in studies of the problems peculiar to the producers of barley 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 barley 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 the provisions of this chapter.
(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 the provisions of this chapter.
(i) To adopt, rescind, modify and amend all necessary and proper orders, resolutions and rules for the procedure and exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties.
(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 and public at all times.
(l) To audit records of "first purchasers" of Idaho barley and otherwise to determine the time of proper collection amount or payment of the barley tax or any penalties thereto.
[22-4009, added 1988, ch. 194, sec. 1, p. 353; am. 1994, ch. 180, sec. 33, p. 447; am. 1997, ch. 157, sec. 2, p. 454.]