ORS 578.090¹
Duties and powers of commission

(1) Consistent with the general purposes of this chapter, the Oregon Wheat Commission shall establish the policies to be followed in accomplishing those purposes.

(2) In the administration of this chapter, the commission has the following duties, authorities and powers:

(a) To conduct a campaign of research, education and publicity.

(b) To find new markets for wheat and wheat products.

(c) To give, publicize and promulgate reliable information showing the value of wheat and wheat products for any purpose for which it is found useful and profitable.

(d) To make public and encourage the widespread national and international use of the special kinds of wheat and wheat products produced from the special varieties of wheat grown in Oregon.

(e) To investigate and participate in studies of the problems peculiar to the producers of wheat in Oregon.

(f) To take such action as the commission deems necessary or advisable in order to stabilize and protect the wheat industry of the state and the health and welfare of the public.

(g) To lease, purchase or own the real or personal property deemed necessary in the administration of this chapter.

(h) To establish a reasonable per diem allowance, in addition to expenses under ORS 578.060 (Removal of members), to members of the commission while actually engaged in the performance of their official duties, including necessary travel time.

(3) In addition to exercising the powers listed in subsection (2) of this section, the commission may exercise the same powers that a commodity commission may exercise under ORS 576.304 (Authority of commodity commissions). [Amended by 1959 c.596 §37; 1977 c.198 §28; 2003 c.604 §96; 2007 c.71 §179]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Nature of funds collected by the Oregon Seed Council, (1973) Vol 36, p 309; expenditure of commodity com­mis­sion funds for activities concerning proposed legisla­tion, (1975) Vol 37, p 606

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 578—Oregon Wheat Commission, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors578.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 578, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­578ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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