(a)The Secretary of Agriculture shall coordinate the applied research and extension programs conducted under this subchapter  and under the amendments made by this subchapter to section
1419 [7 U.S.C. 3154] and subtitle B of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 [7 U.S.C. 3129],section 1 of the Bankhead-Jones Act [7 U.S.C. 427], section 3 of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978 [16 U.S.C. 1642], and sections 1 and 2 of the Smith-Lever Act [7 U.S.C. 341, 342] with the programs of the Department of Energy.
(b)In carrying out this subchapter and the amendments made by this subchapter, the Secretary of Agriculture shall consult on a continuing basis with—
(1)the Subcommittee on Food, Agricultural, and Forestry Research of the Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology;
(2)the Joint Council on Food and Agricultural Sciences; and
(3)the National Agricultural Research and Extension Users Advisory Board;
for the purpose of coordinating research and extension activities.
This subchapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this subtitle”, meaning subtitle C (§§ 251–262) of title II of Pub. L. 96–294, June 30, 1980, 94 Stat. 705, which enacted this subchapter and sections
3129 of Title
7, Agriculture, and amended sections
3154 of Title
7 and sections
1642 of Title
16, Conservation. For complete classification of subtitle C to the Code, see Tables.
1981—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 97–98substituted “Subcommittee on Food, Agricultural, and Forestry Research” for “Subcommittee on Food and Renewable Resources”.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 97–98effective Dec. 22, 1981, see section 1801 ofPub. L. 97–98, set out as an Effective Date note under section
4301 of Title
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