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  263.259.  Duties of state director of agriculture — inspection by county weed control board. — 1.  The state director of agriculture shall have the following duties:

  (1)  He shall supervise the control and eradication of Johnson grass;

  (2)  He shall inspect lands and places for compliance with the provisions of sections 263.255 to 263.267;

  (3)  He shall inform himself of the origin, nature and appearance of Johnson grass and the manner in which it is disseminated and shall follow recommendations of the Missouri college of agriculture as to the best and approved method to control, eradicate and prevent the dissemination of Johnson grass;

  (4)  He shall cooperate with and have authority to enter into cooperative agreements with state and federal agencies and departments for the furtherance of the control and eradication of Johnson grass.  The state director shall make all rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions and requirements of sections 263.255 to 263.267.

  2.  The county weed control board under the supervision of the director of agriculture shall inspect or cause to be inspected all lands of the county between the dates of August fifteenth and October thirty-first of each year during which the county is classed as a Johnson grass extermination area.  The director or his designated representative, as well as the county weed control board or the designated representative of the board shall have the right of ingress or egress upon all lands in the county in making an inspection or performing any other duties imposed by sections 263.255 to 263.267.  All failures to comply with the provisions of sections 263.255 to 263.267 shall be reported to the prosecuting attorney of the county and it shall be his duty to prosecute all violations of sections 263.255 to 263.267 in the manner provided in section 263.262.

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(L. 1957 p. 9 §§ 6, 8, A.L. 1959 H.B. 486)


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