Every association shall prepare and make out an annual report, on forms furnished by the commissioner and approved by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries, containing such financial and other information relative to its operation during the fiscal year as may be required by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries. Such report shall contain, in addition to such other information as the board may require, the name of the association, its principal place of business, a general statement of its business operations during the fiscal year, the sources of its capital, expenses of operations and its balance sheets. Said report shall be filed with the commissioner on such date as required by the State Board of Agriculture and Industries. Said report shall be considered as a confidential document, and the information contained therein shall not be divulged except by permission of the board.
It shall be the duty of the commissioner to check or cause to be checked the annual report, make a summary of his findings therefrom and furnish such summary to each member of the State Board of Agriculture and Industries, that they may consider the same at their next meeting or such other time as the board sees fit.