The State Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the State Weed Board, shall implement a board plan to improve the effectiveness of noxious weed control efforts by weed control districts, state agencies and others within this state. The department shall act as the primary state agency for assisting weed control districts, state agencies and others in coordinating their noxious weed control efforts.
The department and the board shall initiate and actively pursue efforts to secure an optimum level of federal and private funding for noxious weed control efforts in this state. The department and the board shall give priority under this subsection to securing funding for noxious weed control projects that are consistent with the plan implemented under subsection (1) of this section. [Formerly 561.683]