Code of Virginia - Title 3.1 Agriculture, Horticulture And Food - Section 3.1-686 (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Powers and duties of Director

§ 3.1-686. (Repealed effective October 1, 2008) Powers and duties of Director

In the administration of the Division of Marketing, the Director shall exercise and discharge the following powers and duties, under the supervision of the Commissioner:

(a) He shall investigate the cost of food production and marketing in all its phases and, in particular, shall investigate the market demand for the products of Virginia farms, the relative location of producers with reference to the most profitable markets for their products, the transportation facilities, and the most advantageous methods of packing, storing and standardizing agricultural products. He shall further make investigations with a view of ascertaining whether the agricultural products of this Commonwealth are being subjected to unfair competition in the markets of Virginia and of the country at large, by the agricultural products or manufactured substitutes therefor produced in other states or imported from foreign countries.

(b) The Director may assist in the organization of cooperative societies among producers and consumers, for the purpose of promoting and conserving the interest of producers of agricultural products in the sale and distribution of same, and in the purchase of their necessary supplies, and for the purpose of reducing the cost of living to consumers.

(Code 1950, § 3-527; 1966, c. 702; 1993, c. 115.)

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