Upon implementation of Article 9.5 (commencing with Section 52951), the powers and duties of the board shall also include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(a) To adopt, and from time to time alter, rescind, modify, and amend, all proper and necessary rules, regulations, and orders for carrying out the provisions of this chapter and for exercising its powers and the performance of its duties, including rules for regulation of appeals from any rule, regulation, or order of the board.
(b) To administer and enforce this chapter, and to do and perform all acts and exercise all powers incidental to or in connection with or deemed reasonably necessary, proper, or advisable to
effectuate the purposes of this chapter.
(c) To employ a manager to serve, at the pleasure of the board, as president and chief executive officer of the board and other personnel, including legal counsel, that are necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.
(d) To establish offices and incur expense, and to enter into any and all contracts and agreements, and to create such liabilities and borrow such funds in advance of receipt of assessments as may be necessary, in the opinion of the board, for the proper administration and enforcement of this chapter and the performance of its duties.
(e) To promote the sale of cotton by advertising and other promotional means for the purpose of maintaining and expanding present markets and creating new and larger intrastate, interstate, and foreign markets for
(f) To enter into cost-sharing advertising with other products considered, by the board, to be fair and equitable to both parties.
(g) In the discretion of the board, to make, in the name of the board, contracts to render service in formulating and conducting plans and programs, and other contracts or agreements deemed necessary for the promotion of the sale of cotton.
(h) In the discretion of the board, to conduct, and contract with others to conduct, scientific research, including the study, analysis, dissemination, and accumulation of information obtained from that research or elsewhere regarding the marketing and production of cotton. In connection with that research, the board shall have the power to accept contributions of, or to match, private, state, or federal funds that may be available for those
purposes, and to employ or make contributions of funds to other persons or state or federal agencies conducting that research.
(i) In the discretion of the board, to publish and distribute, without charge, a bulletin or other communication for dissemination of information relating to the cotton industry to growers and other industry members.