DAIRY PRODUCTS — MARKETING
25-3111. Policies — Duties, authorities, and powers. (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 chapter, 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 dairy products and their by-products.
(c) To give, publicize and promulgate reliable information showing the value of milk, cream, and dairy products for any purpose for which they are found useful and profitable.
(d) To make public and encourage the widespread national and international use of dairy products and by-products produced in Idaho.
(e) To investigate and participate in studies of the problems peculiar to the dairy producers in Idaho.
(f) To take such action as the commission deems necessary or advisable in order to stabilize and protect the dairy industry of the state and the health and welfare of the public.
(g) To sue and be sued.
(h) To enter into such contracts as may be necessary or advisable.
(i) To employ, and at its pleasure discharge, officers, agents, attorneys and such other personnel as it deems necessary, including experts in agriculture and dairying and the publicizing of the products thereof, and to prescribe their duties and to fix their compensation.
(j) 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.
(k) 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 in reciprocal enforcement.
(l) To lease, purchase or own real or personal property deemed necessary in the administration of this chapter.
(m) To investigate and prosecute in the name of the state of Idaho violations of the provisions of this chapter or any suit or action for collection of the tax or assessment provided for in this chapter, or to protect brands, marks, brand names, trademarks or other intellectual property rights being promoted or used by the commission.
(n) 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.
(o) To incur indebtedness and carry on all business activities.
(p) 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.
[25-3111, added 1969, ch. 140, sec. 11, p. 435; am. 1994, ch. 180, sec. 41, p. 453; am. 2013, ch. 176, sec. 5, p. 409.]