7 U.S. Code § 612c–4 - Purchase of specialty crops
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(a) General purchase authority
Of the funds made available under section 612c of this title, for fiscal year 2002 and each subsequent fiscal year, the Secretary of Agriculture shall use not less than $200,000,000 each fiscal year to purchase fruits, vegetables, and other specialty food crops.
(b) Purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to schools and service institutions
Source(Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10603,May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 511; Pub. L. 110–234, title IV, § 4404(c),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1138; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title IV, § 4404(c),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1899; Pub. L. 113–79, title IV, § 4201,Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 821.)
Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Section was enacted as part of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and not as part of the Agricultural Adjustment Act which comprises this chapter.
2014—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–79substituted “2018” for “2012”.
2008—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–246, § 4404(c), added subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which related to authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to schools and service institutions and to provide for the Secretary of Defense to serve as the servicing agency for their procurement.
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment
Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of this title.
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