Oregon Statutes - Chapter 577 - Oregon Beef Council - Section 577.290 - Duties and powers of council.

(1) The Oregon Beef Council may:

(a) Conduct scientific research to discover and develop the commercial value of beef and products thereof.

(b) Disseminate reliable information founded upon the research undertaken under this chapter, showing the value of beef and its products for any purpose for which they may be found useful and profitable.

(c) Study legislation, state and federal, with respect to tariffs, duties, reciprocal trade agreements, import quotas and other matters concerning the effect on the beef industry, and represent and protect the interests of the beef industry with respect to any legislation or proposed legislation or executive action which may affect that industry.

(d) Act jointly and in cooperation with the federal government or any agency thereof in the administration of any program of the government or a governmental agency deemed by the council to be beneficial to the beef industry of this state, and expend funds in connection therewith, provided that such program is compatible with the powers conferred by this chapter.

(e) Enter into contracts for advertising beef and to develop new markets through such advertising.

(f) Develop plans or projects of promotion and advertising, research, consumer information and industry information, and develop programs that will lead to the development of new markets, marketing strategies, increased efficiency and activities to enhance the image of the cattle industry.

(2) In addition to exercising the powers listed in subsection (1) of this section, the council may exercise the same powers that a commodity commission may exercise under ORS 576.304. [1959 c.685 §11; 1997 c.156 §1; 2003 c.604 §64]

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