7 U.S. Code § 501 - Collection and publication; facts required; deteriorated tobacco
The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to collect and publish statistics of the quantity of leaf tobacco in all forms in the United States and Puerto Rico, owned by or in the possession of dealers, manufacturers, quasi-manufacturers, growers’ cooperative associations, warehousemen, brokers, holders, or owners, other than the original growers of tobacco. The statistics shall show the quantity of tobacco in such detail as to types, groups of grades, and such other subdivisions as to quality, color, and/or grade for particular types, as the Secretary of Agriculture shall deem to be practical and necessary for the purposes of this chapter, shall be summarized as of January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year, and an annual report on tobacco statistics shall be issued:
1935—Act Aug. 27, 1935, inserted “and Puerto Rico” after “United States”, substituted “seven hundred and fifty thousand cigarettes” for “one million cigarettes” before second proviso and inserted second proviso.
1932—Act July 14, 1932, substituted “thirty-five” for “fifty” and “one hundred and eighty-five thousand cigars” and “one million” for “seven hundred and fifty thousand cigarettes”.
“Porto Rico” changed to “Puerto Rico” by act May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158.
Act Aug. 27, 1935, ch. 749, § 4, 49 Stat. 894, provided that:
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