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  265.200.  Powers and duties of Missouri state horticultural society. — The executive board of the Missouri state horticultural society shall have the power and duty:

  (1)  To authorize the director to expend, within the appropriations provided therefor, a designated amount of the moneys in the apple merchandising fund in the enforcement of sections 265.130 and 265.140, referring to the labeling of apples;

  (2)  To authorize the director to expend, within the appropriations provided therefor, a reasonable amount of the moneys in the apple merchandising fund in the administration of sections 265.150 to 265.180, referring to the collection of levies imposed by this chapter;

  (3)  To authorize the director to apportion, within the appropriations provided therefor, a reasonable amount of the moneys in the apple merchandising fund to the agriculture business development fund;

  (4)  To plan and to authorize the director to conduct a campaign of education, advertising, publicity and sales promotion to increase the consumption of Missouri apples and the director may contract for any advertising, publicity and sales promotion service.  To accomplish such purpose the director shall have power and it shall be the duty of the director, within the appropriations provided therefor, to disseminate information:

  (a)  Relating to apples and the importance thereof in preserving the public health, the economy thereof in the diet of the people, and the importance thereof in the nutrition of children;

  (b)  Relating to the problem of furnishing the consumer at all times with a supply of good quality apples at reasonable prices;

  (c)  Relating to such other, further and additional information as shall tend to promote increased consumption of Missouri apples, and as may foster a better understanding and more efficient cooperation between producers, dealers and the consuming public;

  (5)  To cooperate with other state, regional and national agricultural organizations and may at its discretion authorize the director to expend within the appropriations provided therefor moneys of the apple merchandising fund for such purposes.

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(L. 1941 p. 305 § 14303f, A.L. 1957 p. 25, A.L. 2008 S.B. 931)


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