The director of agriculture, subject to sections 924.01 to 924.16 and Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall do all of the following:
(A) Establish procedures by which producers of Ohio agricultural commodities may propose, develop, and operate marketing programs to:
(1) Promote the sale and use of their products;
(2) Develop new uses and markets for such products;
(3) Improve the methods of distributing such products to consumers;
(4) Standardize the quality of such products for specific uses.
(B) Adopt and enforce rules to put into effect the intent of sections 924.01 to 924.16 of the Revised Code;
(C) Except as provided in section 924.06 of the Revised Code, determine the eligibility of producers to participate in referendums and other procedures that may be required to establish marketing programs for agricultural commodities.
Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.
Effective Date: 06-20-1994; 2007 HB217 03-24-2008