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Maryland Manual, 1950
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problems of broiler producers and the growing of various vegetable
crops is conducted at a farm near Salisbury (Code 1939, Art. 2A,
sees. 13-16).

Maryland State Department of Markets

The State Department of Markets was established in 1924. It
operates as an agent of the State Board of Agriculture under State
Laws and the Federal Research and Marketing Act. It functions
in four fields: (1) Extension Education, (2) Marketing Services,
(3) Statistical and (4) Regulatory. The activities of the Depart-
ment include grading and inspection services, market price reporting,
market surveys, a marketing information and service program, ex-
tension marketing and consumer information.

The agency is responsible for the enforcement of the following
laws: (1) The Maryland Apple Grading Law, (2) The Maryland
Fresh Egg and Egg Grading Law, (3) The Poultry Sale and Trans-
portation Law, (4) The Cantaloupe Maturity Law, (5) The Trade-
mark Law, and (6) The Grading and Inspection Laws (Code 1939,
1947 Supp., Art. 2A, Sees. 22-40; Art. 48, sees. 144-160, 168-173).

The Department is also authorized by law to perform certain func-
tions concerning the inspection and regulation of weights and mea-
sures used in the sale and purchase of agricultural products.

State Inspection and Regulatory Service

The State Inspection and Regulatory Service is responsible for the
enforcement of the State Laws relating to feed, fertilizer, agricultural
liming material and agricultural insecticides and fungicides. These
laws are classified as the "Correct Labeling Acts". The agency's
work in the enforcement of these laws is divided into five parts: (1)
registration of brand names, (2) collection of samples, (3) chemical
analysis and examination of samples, (4) publication of results of
tests and (5) prosecution of violators (Code 1939, Art. 48, sees. 103-
128; Art. 61).

Seed Inspection Service

The Seed Inspection Service was established in 1912. The Service
is responsible for the enforcement of the seed laws of the State. The
agency inspects, analyzes, tests, and examines seed samples collected
by it or submitted to it for examination. The unit also cooperates
with the United States Department of Agriculture in the enforcement
of the Federal Seed Act (Code 1947, Supp., Art. 48, sees. 129-136).

State Department of Drainage

The State Department of Drainage was established in 1937. It is
responsible for the promotion and encouragement of drainage of agri-
cultural lands; the correlations of activities of local drainage organi-
zations and cooperation with State and Federal agencies in the de-
velopment of a permanent program of improved drainage (Code 1939,
Art. 2A, sec. 21).

Dairy Inspection Service

The Dairy Inspection Service was established in 1935. It is re-
sponsible for the administration of the dairy inspection laws. Dealers
purchasing milk and cream from producers as well as all persons
sampling, weighing and testing milk and cream are licensed by the
agency. The Service inspects all scales and weigh tanks and cali-
brates glassware used in the testing of milk and cream (Code 1947
Supp., Art. 43, sees. 509-521).


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