7 U.S. Code § 428c - Rice research

(a) Regional and national research programs; rules; purposes
The Secretary of Agriculture may, under rules prescribed by such Secretary, carry out regional and national research programs with regard to rice for the following purposes:
(1) to reduce fertilizer and herbicide usage in excess of production needs;
(2) to develop varieties of rice more susceptible to complete fertilizer utilization;
(3) to improve the resistance of rice plants to disease and to enhance their conservation and environmental qualities;
(4) to increase the usage of rice and its processing byproducts;
(5) to develop better husbandry practices in production and conservation of rice;
(6) to develop more efficient rice storage practices;
(7) to improve domestic and international marketing of rice; and
(8) to benefit the general welfare.
(b) Utilization of services of Federal, State, local governmental and private agencies; priority consideration
The Secretary shall, in implementing the program authorized in subsection (a) of this section, utilize the technical and related services of appropriate Federal, State, local governmental, and private agencies, with priority consideration for land grant universities, State experiment stations, and other agricultural institutions of higher learning.
(c) Authorization of appropriations; use restriction
There is authorized to be appropriated not more than $1,000,000 for the period ending September 30, 1976, to carry out the provisions of this section. No funds authorized by this section shall be used for advertising or promotional activities.

Source

(Pub. L. 94–214, title II, § 201,Feb. 16, 1976, 90 Stat. 187.)
Short Title

Pub. L. 94–214, § 1,Feb. 16, 1976, 90 Stat. 181, provided that: “This Act [enacting this section, amending sections 1352, 1385, 1428, and 1441 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 1352, 1353, 1377, 1385, 1428, and 1441 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Rice Production Act of 1975’.”

 

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