7 U.S. Code § 5939 - Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
The Foundation shall not be an agency or instrumentality of the United States Government.
The Foundation shall be governed by a Board of Directors.
The Board shall be composed of appointed and ex-officio, nonvoting members.
The ex-officio members shall ensure that a majority of the appointed members of the Board have actual experience in agricultural research and, to the extent practicable, represent diverse sectors of agriculture.
No employee of the Federal Government may serve as an appointed member of the Board under this subparagraph.
Appointment to the Board under this subparagraph shall not constitute Federal employment.
All appointed members of the Board shall be voting members.
The term of each member of the Board appointed under paragraph (2)(C) shall be 5 years, except that of the members initially appointed, 8 of the members shall each be appointed for a term of 3 years and 7 of the members shall each be appointed for a term of 2 years.
If a member of the Board does not serve the full term applicable under clause (i), the individual appointed to fill the resulting vacancy shall be appointed for the remainder of the term of the predecessor of the individual.
A member of the Board may continue to serve after the expiration of the term of the member until a successor is appointed.
Any recipient of a grant under subsection (d)(1)(A) shall provide the Foundation with a report at the conclusion of any research or studies conducted that describes the results of the research or studies, including any data generated.
To ensure integrity in the operations of the Foundation, the Board shall develop and enforce procedures relating to standards of conduct, financial disclosure statements, conflicts of interest (including recusal and waiver rules), audits, and any other matters determined appropriate by the Board.
On February 7, 2014, of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall transfer to the Foundation to carry out this section $200,000,000, to remain available until expended under the conditions described in subparagraph (B).
The Executive Director shall ensure that any funds received under paragraph (1) are held in separate accounts from funds received from nongovernmental entities as described in subsection (f)(2)(A)(iii).
Section 109 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, referred to in subsec. (f)(4)(B)(ii), is section 109 of Pub. L. 95–521, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
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