§19-2-2. Duties and powers of commissioner.
In order to develop and encourage home industry and to
protect and promote the interests of producers and provide
consumers with food products of uniform grade and quality at fair
and reasonable prices, it shall be the duty of the commissioner
and he shall have authority to promote, regulate, coordinate,
establish and conduct a system of marketing agricultural products
in the state of West Virginia. He shall assist producers and
handlers in the grading, classification and standardization of
agricultural products at public markets, concentration points,
packing, grading and processing plants and other places where
agricultural products are assembled for distribution.