Oregon Statutes - Chapter 587 - Storage of Grain as Basis of Farm Credit - Section 587.040 - Powers of department; rules.

In addition to the general powers conferred by ORS 587.030 the State Department of Agriculture has the following express powers:

(1) To appoint inspectors of grain.

(2) To make and promulgate the necessary or desirable rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this chapter, to carry out effectually the purposes of this chapter; the department may consider applicable and necessary laws and regulations of the United States and this state, particularly ORS chapter 586.

(3) To set up the necessary procedures to make effective the provisions of this chapter, such as the purchase of supplies, printing, stationery and equipment, and the appointing of clerical help and assistance, all of which expense shall be audited and paid as a part of the general expense of the administration of this chapter.

(4) To require the owner of grain to obtain and maintain insurance in such type, amount and manner, including or covering such provisions or contingencies as the department believes are reasonably necessary to protect the people of this state, the grain industry and the persons who handle grain certificates. [Amended by 1959 c.201 §1]

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