7 U.S. Code § 5925c - Organic production and market data initiatives
(a) In general
The Secretary shall collect and report data on the production and marketing of organic agricultural products.
In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary shall, at a minimum—
(1) collect and distribute comprehensive reporting of prices relating to organically produced agricultural products;
(2) conduct surveys and analysis and publish reports relating to organic production, handling, distribution, retail, and trend studies (including consumer purchasing patterns); and
Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this subsection and annually thereafter, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report that—
(2) describes how data collection agencies (such as the Agricultural Marketing Service and the National Agricultural Statistics Service) are coordinating with data user agencies (such as the Risk Management Agency) to ensure that data collected under this section can be used by data user agencies, including by the Risk Management Agency to offer price elections for all organic crops; and
(1) Mandatory funding through fiscal year 2012
Of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this section $5,000,000, to remain available until expended.
(2) Mandatory funding
In addition to any funds made available under paragraph (1), of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this section $5,000,000, to remain available until expended.
Source(Pub. L. 107–171, title VII, § 7407,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 461; Pub. L. 110–234, title X, § 10302,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1347; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title X, § 10302,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2108; Pub. L. 112–240, title VII, § 701(g)(4),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2366; Pub. L. 113–79, title X, § 10004(a),Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 941.)
References in Text
The date of enactment of this subsection, referred to in subsec. (c), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–246, which was approved June 18, 2008.
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Section was enacted as part of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and not as part of subtitle H of title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 which comprises this subchapter.
2014—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–79, § 10004(a)(1), inserted “and annually thereafter” after “this subsection” in introductory provisions, struck out “and” at end of par. (1), added par. (2), and redesignated former par. (2) as (3).
Subsec. (d)(2), (3). Pub. L. 113–79, § 10004(a)(2), added par. (2), redesignated former par. (2) as (3), in par. (3) as redesignated, struck out “for fiscal years 2008 through 2012” after “Discretionary funding” in heading and substituted “paragraphs (1) and (2)” for “paragraph (1)” and “2018” for “2012” in text, and struck out former par. (3). Text read as follows: “There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $5,000,000, to remain available until expended.”
2013—Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 112–240, § 701(g)(4)(A), substituted “Mandatory funding through fiscal year 2012” for “In general” in heading.
Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 112–240, § 701(g)(4)(B), substituted “Discretionary funding for fiscal years 2008 through 2012” for “Additional funding” in heading.
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 112–240, § 701(g)(4)(C), added par. (3)
2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 10302, amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary shall ensure that segregated data on the production and marketing of organic agricultural products is included in the ongoing baseline of data collection regarding agricultural production and marketing.”
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 112–240effective Sept. 30, 2012, see section 701(j) ofPub. L. 112–240, set out in a 1-Year Extension of Agricultural Programs note under section 8701 of this title.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment
Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.
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