2014 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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260.664 Duties of commission.
Subject to the availability of funds, the commission shall:
(a) Counsel with the Commissioner of Agriculture on matters pertaining to
dairy production and the marketing and distribution of raw milk and
Kentucky dairy products;
(b) Employ the appropriate experts, professionals, consultants, or others to
assist members in carrying out duties of the commission;
(c) Undertake the research needed to determine how other states support
their dairy farmers and dairy industry;
(d) Support investigations, studies, and scientific research to eliminate and
alleviate specific problems affecting the dairy industry in the state;
(e) Participate in studies and investigations of problems particular to milk
producers and milk processors in Kentucky;
(f) Collect information to determine the actual cost of transporting milk used
(g) Coordinate with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to increase
awareness at the consumer level of where dairy products are produced;
(h) Coordinate with the Cabinet for Economic Development to explore
economic incentives that would help sustain Kentucky's dairy industry;
(i) Recommend a program of minimum milk pricing protection for dairy
farmers for consideration by the General Assembly, if the federal milk
marketing order system is abolished.
In addition to the responsibilities set out in subsection (1) of this section, the
commission also shall:
(a) Subject to the availability of funds, create a plan to assist Kentucky dairy
farmers that would be equitable to all parties in the state dairy industry.
The plan should examine and offer recommendations to improve,
streamline, and enhance all aspects of the dairy production and
distribution system in Kentucky;
(b) Submit the proposed plan to the Governor, the Commissioner of
Agriculture, and the Legislative Research Commission for their review;
(c) Publicize the plan in a way to allow individuals or entities the opportunity
to offer comments;
(d) Promulgate administrative regulations necessary to carry out the plan,
once reviewed and approved by the Governor and the Commissioner of
Agriculture, and finalized by the commission; and
(e) Monitor the progress of the plan and report on the progress annually to
the Governor, the Commissioner of Agriculture, and the Legislative
The Kentucky Milk Commission established under KRS 260.662 shall have no
authority to promulgate administrative regulations to establish pricing on milk or
Effective:July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 140, sec. 1, effective July 15, 2010. -Created 2009 Ky. Acts ch. 67, sec. 5, effective June 25, 2009.
CHAPTER 260 - MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
260.664 Duties of commission.
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