The director of agriculture may:
(A) Collect, compromise, adjust, or cancel claims and obligations arising out of or administered under sections 901.30 to 901.34, inclusive, of the Revised Code, or under any mortgage, lease, contract, or agreement entered into or administered pursuant to such sections and, if in his judgment, necessary and advisable, pursue the same to the final collection in any court;
(B) Bid for and purchase at any execution, foreclosure, or other sale, or otherwise acquire property upon which the secretary of agriculture of the United States has a lien by reason of judgment or execution, or which is pledged, mortgaged, conveyed, or otherwise secures any loan or other indebtedness owing to or acquired by the secretary under such sections;
(C) Accept title to any property purchased or acquired under division (B) of this section, operate or lease such property for such period as is deemed necessary to protect the investment therein, and sell or otherwise dispose of such property in a manner consistent with such sections.
The authority contained in this section may be delegated to the secretary of agriculture with respect to funds or assets authorized to be administered and used by him under agreements entered into pursuant to section 901.31 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953