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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )


  ( Heading of Part 1 amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1079. )

CHAPTER 3. Other Powers and Duties [401 - 588]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

ARTICLE 2. Services [431 - 436]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )


The department shall collect and preserve books, pamphlets, periodicals, and other documents which contain information that relates to agriculture.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


The department shall collect and prepare statistics, charts, films, photographs, and other illustrative or exhibit material and information which shows the actual condition and progress of agriculture in this state and elsewhere.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


The department shall correspond with agricultural societies, colleges, schools, the commissioners, and with all other persons who are necessary to secure the best results to agriculture in this state.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


The department shall issue and cause to be printed and distributed to the commissioners, and to such other persons as it may deem proper, bulletins, charts, photographs or other illustrative material or statements which contain all the information which is best adapted to advance the interest, business, and development of agriculture in the state. The department may broadcast such portions of the illustrative material or statements as are adapted to give effect to this code. It may exhibit or display such data and material as have been collected or prepared, and may incur expenses which are necessarily incidental to the exhibit or display of such data and material.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 26.)


The director may establish an identification record service for parent root and top stock of fruit and nut trees. He shall establish a reasonable schedule of fees for such service which is based upon the approximate cost of the service. Upon application of any person and the payment of the proper fees, the director shall assign to parent stock an identifying code number and make an appropriate record of such number.

(Enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15.)


Any money which is received by the department pursuant to Section 435 shall be paid into the State Treasury and be credited to the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund. Any money in the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund which was derived pursuant to that section may be expended for the administration and enforcement of any or all of the following which relate to nursery stock, notwithstanding any other provision of law which limits the expenditure of the money to some specific purpose or to the administration or enforcement of some specific section, article, chapter, or law:

(a) Section 435.

(b) Article 7 (commencing with Section 5821) of Chapter 8 of Part 1 of Division 4.

(c) Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 6701) of Part 3 of Division 4.

(d) Any other provision of Division 4 (commencing with Section 5001), which relates to nursery stock, except Article 5 (commencing with Section 6001) of Chapter 9 or Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 6101) of Part 1, Part 5 (commencing with Section 8401), or Part 6 (commencing with Section 8801) of Division 4.

(e) Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 53301) of Division 18.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 144, Sec. 33.)

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