7 U.S. Code § 5925f. Farm business management

(a) In general

The Secretary may make competitive research and extension grants for the purpose of improving the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers by maintaining and expanding a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management.

(b) Selection criteriaIn allocating funds made available to carry out this section, the Secretary may give priority to grants that—
(1)
demonstrate an ability to work directly with agricultural producers;
(2)
collaborate with farm management educational programs and associations;
(3)
address the farm management needs of a variety of crops and regions of the United States; and
(4)
contribute data to the national farm financial management database.
(c) Administration

Paragraphs (4), (7), (8), and (11)(B) of subsection (b) of section 3157 of this title shall apply with respect to the making of grants under this section.

(d) Authorization of appropriationsThere are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section—
(1)
such sums as are necessary for fiscal year 2013; and
(2)
$5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2023.
Codification

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 L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub.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.

Amendments

2018—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–334, § 7211(1), amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary may make competitive research and extension grants for the purpose of—

“(1) improving the farm management knowledge and skills of agricultural producers; and

“(2) establishing and maintaining a national, publicly available farm financial management database to support improved farm management.”

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 115–334, § 7211(2)(A), substituted “educational programs and” for “and producer”.

Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 115–334, § 7211(2)(B), substituted “contribute data to” for “use and support”.

Subsec. (d)(2). Pub. L. 115–334, § 7211(3), substituted “2023” for “2018”.

2014—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 113–79 substituted “to carry out this section—” for “such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.” and added pars. (1) and (2).

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.