Oregon Statutes - Chapter 576 - Agricultural Marketing Generally - Section 576.066 - Department oversight of commodity commissions; rules.

(1) The State Department of Agriculture shall:

(a) Monitor the practices or methods used or proposed for use by any commodity commission in carrying out the goals and needs disclosed by the budget of the commission;

(b) Promote cooperation among the several commissions, the Oregon Beef Council and the Oregon Wheat Commission and assist in the interchange of information and experience among those entities;

(c) Carry out the assigned organizational procedures under ORS 576.051 to 576.455, including the appointment and removal of members of the commission;

(d) Review budgets submitted to the Director of Agriculture by a commodity commission under ORS 576.416; and

(e) Adopt rules to carry out the provisions of ORS 576.051 to 576.455.

(2) The department shall review, and may approve or disapprove, plans and projects recommended by a commodity commission for commodity promotion, advertising and research and for the dissemination of consumer and commodity industry information. In reviewing plans and projects recommended by a commodity commission, the department shall consider whether the plan or project information is:

(a) Factual;

(b) Not disparaging to other commodities; and

(c) Consistent with the purposes of ORS 576.051 to 576.455. [Formerly 576.044; 2007 c.55 §1]

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