7 U.S. Code Chapter 55 - DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Sec. 2201. Establishment of Department. 2202. Executive Department; Secretary. 2203. Seal. 2204. General duties of Secretary; advisory functions; research and development. 2204a. Rural development; utilization of non-Federal offices; location of field units; interchange of personnel and facilities. 2204b. Rural development policy. 2204b–1. Rural development. 2204c. Water management for rural areas. 2204d. Encouragement of private contracting. 2204e. Office of Risk Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis. 2204f. Repealed. 2204g. Authority of Secretary of Agriculture to conduct census of agriculture. 2205. Duties of former Commissioner of Agriculture transferred to Secretary. 2206. Custody of property and records. 2206a. Conveyance of excess Federal personal property. 2206b. Availability of excess and surplus computers in rural areas. 2207. Reports. 2207a. Reports to Congress on obligation and expenditure. 2208. Expenditure of appropriations; accounting. 2208a. Loan levels provided to Department of Agriculture. 2209. Additional statement of expenditures. 2209a. Advances to chiefs of field parties. 2209b. Availability of appropriations. 2209c. Use of funds for one-year contracts to be performed in two fiscal years. 2209d. Statement of percentage and dollar amount of Federal funding. 2209e. Prohibition on payments to parties involved with prohibited drug-producing plants. 2209f. Restriction on commodity purchase program payments. 2209g. Availability of funds for uniforms or allowances. 2209h. Reimbursement of Office of the General Counsel. 2209i. Funding for preparation of final agency decisions regarding discrimination complaints. 2209j. Permanent debarment from participation in Department of Agriculture programs for fraud. 2210. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture; appointment. 2211. Powers and duties of Deputy Secretary of Agriculture. 2211a to 2213. Omitted or Repealed. 2214. General Counsel; appointment. 2215. Chief clerk. 2216. Repealed. 2217. Oaths, affirmations, and affidavits taken by officers, agents, or employees of Department; use and effect. 2218. Fee for administering or taking oaths, affirmations, and affidavits. 2219. Salaries; how paid. 2219a. Overtime and holiday pay. 2220. Certain officials and employees of Department and others not subject to restriction on payment of compensation to Government officials and employees. 2221. Details of persons from or to office of Secretary. 2222. Details of law clerks. 2223. Details of employees from and to library and bureaus and offices. 2224. Details of employees from and to Division of Accounts and Disbursements and bureaus and offices; traveling expenses. 2224a. Utilization of employees of agencies for part-time and intermittent assistance to other agencies; exclusion of overtime resulting from natural disasters from staff year ceilings. 2225. Employment of temporary personnel. 2225a. Contracts for consulting services. 2225b. Personal service contracts for veterinarians. 2225c. Employment contracts for services abroad. 2225d. Availability of Department of Agriculture funds for temporary employment. 2226. Employment of persons for forest fire fighting, pest control, and handling of animals. 2227. Traveling expenses. 2228. Emergency subsistence for employees. 2229. Travel and per diem expenses of temporary or seasonal employees. 2230. Employees in Alaska; subsistence, equipment, and supplies. 2231. Official expenses of employees stationed abroad. 2231a. Reimbursement of employees for costs of State licenses and certification fees. 2231b. First amendment rights of employees of the United States Department of Agriculture. 2232. Stenographic reporting service. 2233. Funds available for expenses of advisory committees. 2234. Purchases for bureaus from appropriations for contingent expenses. 2235. Working capital fund established; use of central services by bureaus, etc., of the Department. 2235a. Deposit and retention of credit card refunds or rebates. 2236. Working capital fund for Agricultural Research Center; establishment. 2237. Use of field work funds for employment of men with equipment, etc. 2238. Use of field work funds for purchase of arms and ammunition. 2239. Funds for printing, binding, and scientific and technical article reprint purchases. 2240. Reimbursement of appropriation for salaries and compensation of employees in mechanical shops. 2241. Sale or exchange of animals or animal products. 2241a. Exchange or sale authority. 2242. Repealed. 2242a. User fees for reports, publications, and software. 2242b. Translation of publications into foreign languages. 2243. Sale of photographic prints and maps. 2244. Repealed. 2245. Sale of prints and lantern slides. 2246. Loan, rental, or sale of films. 2247. Sale of samples of pure sugars. 2248. Statistics relating to turpentine and rosin. 2249. Amount and character of cooperation. 2250. Construction and repair of buildings and public improvements. 2250a. Erection of buildings and other structures on non-Federal lands; duration of use of such lands; removal of structures after termination of use; availability of funds for expenses of acquiring long-term leases or other agreements. 2251. Reimbursement of Production and Marketing Administration appropriations for expenses of maintaining registers of indebtedness and making set-offs. 2252. Reimbursement of Production and Marketing Administration appropriations for costs of procuring agricultural commodities for nongovernmental agencies or foreign governments. 2253. Adjustment by Secretary of titles to lands acquired by Government and subject to his control. 2254. Operation, maintenance and purchase of aircraft by Agricultural Research Service; construction and repair of buildings. 2254a. Availability of funds appropriated for Agricultural Research Service for research related to tobacco or tobacco products. 2254b. Availability of funds appropriated for Agricultural Research Service for research related to tobacco or tobacco products; exception. 2255. Membership in International Wheat Advisory Committee, International Sugar Council, etc. 2255a. Financial assistance to national and international conferences. 2255b. Department of Agriculture conference transparency. 2256. Inspections, analyses, and tests for other Government departments and agencies; reimbursement. 2257. Interchangeability of funds for miscellaneous expenses and general expenses. 2258. Purchase of newspapers. 2259. Market-inspection certificates as prima facie evidence. 2260, 2260a. Repealed. 2261. Credit of donations and proceeds from exhibitions to appropriations concerned with foreign market development programs. 2262. Employee liability insurance on motor vehicles in foreign countries. 2262a. Overseas tort claims. 2263. Transfer of funds. 2264. National Agricultural Library; acceptance of gifts, bequests, or devises; conditional gifts. 2265. Deposit of money accepted for benefit of National Agricultural Library; disbursement. 2266. Congressional reaffirmation of policy to foster and encourage family farms. 2267. Repealed. 2268. Public lands; relinquishment. 2269. Gifts of property; acceptance and administration by Secretary of Agriculture; Federal tax law consideration; separate fund in Treasury; regulations. 2270. Authority of Office of Inspector General. 2270a. Office of Inspector General; transfer of forfeiture funds for law enforcement activities. 2270b. Department of Agriculture Inspector General investigation of Forest Service firefighter deaths. 2270c. Submission of results. 2271. Marketing education programs for small and medium size family farm operations. 2271a. Advanced marketing training for farmers and ranchers. 2272. Volunteers for Department of Agriculture programs. 2272a. Funds for incidental expenses and promotional items relating to volunteers. 2273. Local search and rescue operations. 2274. Firearm authority of employees engaged in animal quarantine enforcement. 2274a. Firearm authority of employees conducting field work in remote locations. 2275. Repealed. 2276. Confidentiality of information. 2277. Contracts by Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for services to be performed abroad. 2278. Consistency with international obligations of United States. 2279. Outreach and assistance for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. 2279–1. Transparency and accountability for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. 2279–2. Report of civil rights complaints, resolutions, and actions. 2279a. Fair and equitable treatment of socially disadvantaged producers. 2279b. Department of Agriculture educational, training, and professional development activities. 2279c. Student internship programs. 2279d. Compensatory damages in claims under Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 2279e. Civil penalty. 2279f. Subpoena authority. 2279g. Marketing services; cooperative agreements. 2279h. Cross-servicing activities of National Finance Center.

 

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