In the Corporation’s purchasing and selling operations with respect to agricultural commodities (other than tobacco) (except sales to other Government agencies), and in the warehousing, transporting, processing, or handling of agricultural commodities (other than tobacco), the Corporation shall, to the maximum extent practicable consistent with the fulfillment of the Corporation’s purposes and the effective and efficient conduct of its business, utilize the usual and customary channels, facilities, and arrangements of trade and commerce (including, at the option of the Corporation, the use of private sector entities).
15 U.S. Code § 714c. Specific powers of Corporation
“Chapter 91 of title 31” substituted in provision preceding subsec. (a) for “the Government Corporation Control Act (31 U.S.C., 1940 edition, Supp. V, 841)” 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.
2004—Pub. L. 108–357 inserted “(other than tobacco)” after “agricultural commodities” wherever appearing.
2002—Pub. L. 107–171 inserted “(including, at the option of the Corporation, the use of private sector entities)” before period at end of last sentence.
1996—Subsecs. (g), (h). Pub. L. 104–127 added subsec. (g) and redesignated former subsec. (g) as (h).
1984—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 98–623 inserted “(including fish and fish products, without regard to whether such fish are harvested in aquacultural operations)”.
Amendment by sections 611 to 614 of Pub. L. 108–357 not to affect the liability of any person under any provision of law so amended with respect to the 2004 or an earlier crop of tobacco, see section 614 of Pub. L. 108–357, set out as a note under section 515 of Title 7, Agriculture.
For exception of functions of corporations of Department of Agriculture from transfer of functions to Secretary of Agriculture by Reorg. Plan No. 2 of 1953, see Exceptions From Transfer of Functions note set out under section 712a of this title.