7 U.S. Code § 1622b - Specialty crops market news allocation

(a) In generalThe Secretary shall—
carry out market news activities to provide timely price and shipment information of specialty crops in the United States; and
use funds made available under subsection (b) to increase the reporting levels for specialty crops in effect on the date of enactment of this Act.
(b) Authorization of appropriations

In addition to any other funds made available through annual appropriations for market news services, there is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $9,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2023, to remain available until expended.

References in Text

The date of enactment of this Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(2), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–246, which was approved June 18, 2008.


Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.

Section was enacted as part of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, and not as part of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 which comprises this chapter.


2018—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–334 substituted “2023” for “2018”.

2014—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–79 substituted “2018” for “2012”.

Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234 by Pub. L. 110–246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.


“Secretary” as meaning the Secretary of Agriculture, see section 8701 of this title.

Pub. L. 110–234, title X, § 10001, May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1335, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title X, § 10001, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2096, provided that:

“In this title [enacting this section, former section 1622c, sections 7655a, 7721, and former section 7761 of this title, and section 2104a of Title 16, Conservation, amending sections 608e–1, 1622, 2204g, former 3005, 4606, 5925c, 6104, 6522, 6523, 7715, 7733, 7734, 7751, and 7772 of this title, enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 608c, 1622, and 7701 of this title, and amending provisions set out as a note under section 1621 of this title]:
“(1) Specialty crop.—
The term ‘specialty crop’ has the meaning given the term in section 3 of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 (7 U.S.C. 1621 note; Public Law 108–465).
“(2) State department of agriculture.—
The term ‘State department of agriculture’ means the agency, commission, or department of a State government responsible for protecting and promoting agriculture in the State.

[Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical provisions. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.]

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