(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Beef producers” means persons who raise, breed or grow cattle or calves for beef production.
(b) “Dairy producers” means persons engaged in the production on a dairy farm of fluid milk.
(c) “Handler” means a person actively engaged in the processing, slaughtering, handling or marketing of cattle.
(2) There hereby is created the Oregon Beef Council composed of:
(a) Two dairy producers.
(b) Three beef producers.
(c) One person actively engaged in the business of feeding cattle and usually operating a feedlot.
(d) One handler.
(e) One public member not associated with the producing, feeding or handling of cattle and having an active interest in the positive economic development of the beef industry.
(3) The Director of Agriculture shall appoint the voting members of the council. In making such appointments, the director shall take into consideration nominations and recommendations made to the director by organizations who represent or who are engaged in the same type of production or business as the person so nominated or recommended for appointment as a member of the council. Each member shall continue in office until a successor is appointed and qualified.
(4) The director, or a duly authorized representative of the director, and the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences of Oregon State University, or a duly authorized representative of the dean, shall be ex officio members of the council, without the right to vote.
(5) The public member of the council, the director and the dean, or the authorized representative of the director or the dean, are not subject to the requirements of ORS 577.220 (3) and (4) and 577.240 (1). [1959 c.685 §3; 1977 c.198 §18; 1995 c.79 §312; 2003 c.604 §§60,61; 2007 c.55 §4]Section: Previous 577.010 577.020 577.030 577.110 577.120 577.125 577.210 577.220 577.230 577.240 577.250 577.260 577.270 577.280 577.290 Next
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