TITLE XL
AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

CHAPTER 425
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS, AND FOOD

Agricultural Advisory Board

Section 425:23

    425:23 Advisory Board; Duties. – The board shall consult with and advise the commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food with respect to the policies, programs, and operations of the department on a continuing basis and for such purposes shall meet with the commissioner not less than semi-annually at the call of the chairperson or 3 board members. The board shall designate and advertise at least one meeting annually as a public hearing at which interested persons may appear and be heard regarding matters affecting agriculture, markets, and food and related laws. The board shall review and make biennial recommendations relative to administrative, legal, and regulatory factors affecting the viability of the agricultural economy. The board shall promote close coordination of the activities of the department with activities of the United States Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies; the University of New Hampshire, including cooperative extension work; other state agencies; and farm organizations of the state. Upon expiration of the term of office of the commissioner of agriculture, markets, and food, or upon the occurrence of a vacancy in such office, it shall be the duty of the board to submit advisory recommendations to the governor and council concerning such new appointment or the filling of such vacancy.

Source. 1985, 72:1. 1995, 130:3, eff. July 23, 1995. 2007, 81:1, eff. Aug. 10, 2007.