2011 Indiana Code

IC 15-15-10
Chapter 10. Agricultural Marketing and Research

IC 15-15-10-1
Legislative declaration
Sec. 1. The general assembly declares that a sound, efficient, and privately operated system for distributing and marketing agricultural products is essential to a prosperous agriculture and is indispensable to the maintenance of high employment and to the welfare and prosperity of the state.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.6.

IC 15-15-10-2
Appropriation; Purdue University's authority; purposes
Sec. 2. (a) To accomplish the objectives stated in section 1 of this chapter by making a scientific approach through research, study, experimentation, education, extension market, and news services, and through cooperation among state and federal agencies, appropriate organizations, and private industry, there is appropriated, from money in the state general fund not otherwise appropriated, to Purdue University for the use and benefit of its agricultural research programs and cooperative extension service fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for each state fiscal year solely for purposes of this chapter and in addition to other funds appropriated to Purdue University.
(b) Purdue University may, through its agricultural research programs and cooperative extension service, conduct, assist, and foster research to improve the marketing, handling, storage, processing, transportation, and distribution of agricultural products to do the following:
(1) Improve marketing methods.
(2) Reduce distribution costs.
(3) Develop new and wider markets.
(4) Provide for the dissemination of information to implement this chapter, including more effective use of agricultural products, consumer education, and quality improvement so that agricultural products may be marketed in an orderly manner and to the best interest of the producers and consumers.
(c) Money appropriated by this chapter shall be used for payment of salaries, supplies, traveling expenses, and any other expenses considered necessary to implement this chapter, including money that Purdue University considers necessary for the expenses of appropriate organizations and private industries cooperating in the program.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.6.

IC 15-15-10-3
Agency to receive federal funds
Sec. 3. Purdue University is designated and authorized as the agency of the state to receive:
(1) cooperative funds from the United States Department of

Agriculture for research, education, and marketing services as authorized in the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.); or
(2) any other cooperative funds provided by the United States Department of Agriculture for research, education, and marketing services.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.6.

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