7 U.S. Code § 428c - Rice research
(a) Regional and national research programs; rules; purposes
The Secretary of Agriculture may, under rules prescribed by such Secretary, carry out regional and national research programs with regard to rice for the following purposes:
(3) to improve the resistance of rice plants to disease and to enhance their conservation and environmental qualities;
(b) Utilization of services of Federal, State, local governmental and private agencies; priority consideration
The Secretary shall, in implementing the program authorized in subsection (a) of this section, utilize the technical and related services of appropriate Federal, State, local governmental, and private agencies, with priority consideration for land grant universities, State experiment stations, and other agricultural institutions of higher learning.
Source(Pub. L. 94–214, title II, § 201,Feb. 16, 1976, 90 Stat. 187.)
Pub. L. 94–214, § 1,Feb. 16, 1976, 90 Stat. 181, provided that: “This Act [enacting this section, amending sections 1352, 1385, 1428, and 1441 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 1352, 1353, 1377, 1385, 1428, and 1441 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Rice Production Act of 1975’.”