AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS, AND FOOD
Commissioner of Agriculture, Markets, and Food
425:15 Interstate Conferences and Compacts.
I. The commissioner shall have power to enter into compacts, subject to congressional approval, with legally constituted milk commissions or similar authorities of other states or of the United States of America to effect a uniformity in regulating and insuring an adequate supply of pure and wholesome milk to the inhabitants of this state, to provide uniform control of milk produced in this state and handled in interstate commerce and to exercise all the powers hereunder for such purpose as well as the following powers:
(a) To conduct joint investigations and hearings and to issue joint or concurrent orders.
(b) To employ or designate a joint agent or agencies to enforce such orders or compacts.
(c) To provide for classifications of milk in accordance with the form in which it is used or moved with uniform minimum prices or methods of fixing such prices for each class.
(d) To provide for payment to all producers and associations of producers delivering milk to dealers of uniform prices subject to adjustments with the joint agent for location and butterfat content.
(e) To make such joint regulations as may be incidental to and not inconsistent with the foregoing and as may be necessary to effectuate the above-mentioned powers.
II. The commissioner shall not enter into any compact which would provide for the fixing of prices on the sale or resale of milk unless he has obtained prior approval of the governor and council.
Source. 1985, 72:1, eff. July 1, 1985.