(a)In order to carry out further research on utilization and associated problems in connection with the development and application of present, new, and extended uses of agricultural commodities and products thereof authorized by section
427 of this title, and to disseminate information relative thereto, and in addition to all other appropriations authorized by sections
427j of this title, there is authorized to be appropriated the following sums:
(1)$3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, and each subsequent fiscal year.
(2)An additional $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, and each subsequent fiscal year.
(3)An additional $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, and each subsequent fiscal year.
(4)An additional $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, and each subsequent fiscal year.
(5)An additional $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951, and each subsequent fiscal year.
(6)In addition to the foregoing, such additional funds beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and thereafter, as the Congress may deem necessary.
The Secretary of Agriculture, in accordance with such regulations as he deems necessary, and when in his judgment the work to be performed will be carried out more effectively, more rapidly, or at less cost than if performed by the Department of Agriculture, may enter into contracts with such public or private organizations or individuals as he may find qualified to carry on work under this section without regard to the provisions of section
6101 of title
41, and with respect to such contracts he may make advance progress or other payments without regard to the provisions of section
3324(a) and (b) of title
31. Contracts under this section may be made for work to continue not more than four years from the date of any such contract. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 5 of the Act of June 20, 1874, as amended (31 U.S.C. 713), any unexpended balances of appropriations properly obligated by contracting with an organization as provided in this subsection may remain upon the books of the Treasury for not more than five fiscal years before being carried to the surplus fund and covered into the Treasury. Research authorized under this subsection shall be conducted so far as practicable at laboratories of the Department of Agriculture. Projects conducted under contract with public and private agencies shall be supplemental to and coordinated with research of these laboratories. Any contracts made pursuant to this authority shall contain requirements making the results of research and investigations available to the public through dedication, assignment to the Government, or such other means as the Secretary shall determine.
(b)In order to carry out further the purposes of section
427 of this title, other than research on utilization of agricultural commodities and the products thereof, and in addition to all other appropriations authorized by sections
427j of this title, there is authorized to be appropriated for cooperative research with the State agricultural experiment stations and such other appropriate agencies as may be mutually agreeable to the Department of Agriculture and the experiment stations concerned, the following sums:
(1)$1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, and each subsequent fiscal year.
(2)An additional $1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, and each subsequent fiscal year.
(3)An additional $1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, and each subsequent fiscal year.
(4)An additional $1,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, and each subsequent fiscal year.
(5)In addition to the foregoing such additional funds beginning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951, and thereafter, as the Congress may deem necessary.
(c)The Secretary may incur necessary administrative expenses not to exceed 3 per centum of the amount appropriated in any fiscal year in carrying out this section, including the specific objects of expense enumerated in section
427b of this title.
(d)The “Special research fund, Department of Agriculture,” provided by section
427c of this title, shall continue to be available solely for research into laws and principles underlying basic problems of agriculture in its broadest aspects; research relating to the improvement of the quality of, and the development of, new and improved methods of production of, distribution of, and new and extended uses and markets for, agricultural commodities and byproducts and manufactures thereof; and research relating to the conservation, development, and use of land and water resources for agricultural purposes. Such research shall be in addition to research provided for under other law (but both activities shall be coordinated so far as practicable) and shall be conducted by such agencies of the Department of Agriculture as the Secretary of Agriculture may designate or establish.
(e)Appropriations for research work in the Department of Agriculture shall be available for accomplishing such purposes by contract through the means provided in subsection (a) of this section.
(June 29, 1935, ch. 338, title I, § 10, as added Aug. 14, 1946, ch. 966, title I, § 101(2),60 Stat. 1085; amended July 28, 1954, ch. 591, 68 Stat. 574.)
References in Text
Section 5 of the Act of June 20, 1874, as amended (31 U.S.C. 713), referred to in subsec. (a), was repealed by act July 6, 1949, ch. 299, § 3,63 Stat. 407.
427j of this title, referred to in text, were repealed by act Aug. 11, 1955, ch. 790, § 2,69 Stat. 674. See sections
361i of this title.
In subsec. (a), “section
6101 of title
41” substituted for “section
3709, Revised Statutes” on authority of Pub. L. 111–350, § 6(c),Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3854, which Act enacted Title 41, Public Contracts.
In subsec. (a), “section
3324(a) and (b) of title
31” substituted for “section
3648, Revised Statutes [31 U.S.C. 529]” on authority of Pub. L. 97–258, § 4(b),Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first section of which enacted Title 31, Money and Finance.
1954—Subsec. (e). Act July 23, 1954, added subsec. (e).
Transfer of Functions
Functions of all officers, agencies, and employees of Department of Agriculture transferred, with certain exceptions, to Secretary of Agriculture by 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 2, § 1, eff. June 4, 1953, 18 F.R. 3219, 67 Stat. 633, set out as a note under section
2201 of this title.
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