7 U.S. Code § 416 - Letting contract for packeting, etc., of seeds, etc., for distribution
The Secretary of Agriculture, after due advertisement and on competitive bids, is authorized to award the contract for the supplying of printed packets and envelopes and the packeting, assembling, and mailing of the seeds, bulbs, shrubs, vines, cuttings, and plants, or any part thereof, for a period of not more than five years nor less than one year, if by such action he can best protect the interests of the United States.
Source(May 11, 1922, ch. 185, 42 Stat. 517.)
Section is from the Agriculture Department Appropriation Act, 1923.