(a) The board may, by resolution, take actions that are in the best interest of the cotton industry in the district, which shall include, but not be limited to, the growing of cottons other than Acala and Pima. The resolution may contain provisions to protect the quality and integrity of approved fiber and seed grown within the district.
(b) The resolution shall be subject to a referendum conducted by the secretary, upon the request of the board, using information supplied by the board and other information as determined by the secretary, or a referendum shall be conducted by the secretary if a petition signed by not less than 5 percent of the qualified cotton growers in the district is presented to the board. The costs of
any referendum conducted pursuant to this chapter shall be paid from funds collected pursuant to this chapter.
(c) The secretary shall find the resolution approved if either of the following conditions is met:
(1) Not less than 65 percent of the cotton growers certified by the secretary who voted in the referendum, voted in favor, and that those cotton growers so voting represent at least a majority of the cotton producing acreage of all cotton growers who voted in the referendum.
(2) At least a majority of those cotton growers who voted in the referendum voted in favor and that those cotton growers so voting represent not less than 65 percent of the cotton producing acreage of all cotton growers who voted in the referendum. The secretary shall then so certify to the board, which shall then make the approved
resolution effective as an order of the board within 10 days after the certification by the secretary.