2-1804. Statement of policy; department; powers and duties.

It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the State of Nebraska to protect and foster the health, prosperity, and general welfare of its people by conserving, developing, and promoting the state's potato industry. The Department of Agriculture shall be the agency of the State of Nebraska for such purpose. In connection therewith and in furtherance thereof, such department shall have the power, among other things, to: (1) Adopt and devise a program of education to promote better practices and methods in the production, storage, grading, and transportation of potatoes grown within the state; (2) disseminate information to landowners and to producers and shippers of potatoes that will enable them to increase the yield and improve the quality of potatoes; (3) undertake, at such times and in such manner as the department shall determine, an active advertising campaign to acquaint the general public with the high quality and the desirability of the use of potatoes grown in the State of Nebraska; (4) encourage and foster research designed to determine new and better methods of improving the yield and quality of Nebraska potatoes and of converting potatoes to various commercial and industrial uses; (5) enter into such contracts as may be necessary in carrying out the purposes of the Nebraska Potato Development Act and the Nebraska Potato Inspection Act; (6) pay inspection and grading fees prescribed by the Nebraska Potato Inspection Act; and (7) conduct, in addition to the things enumerated, any other work for the improvement of Nebraska potatoes.

Source:Laws 1945, c. 4, § 4, p. 70; Laws 1969, c. 20, § 1, p. 185; Laws 1987, LB 20, § 1.

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