Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 2005 NO. 6 > Apr 19 2005

1.  RCW 15.66.110 would permit the establishment of an agricultural commodity commission whose members (either all or a majority) are elected by the producers of the commodity affected.  2.  If the producers of an agriculture commodity propose a new or amended marketing order establishing a commodity commission whose members are elected by the producers rather than appointed by the director, the director of agriculture is not obligated to adopt a marketing order providing for this form of organization.