7 U.S. Code § 7611 - Standards for Federal funding of agricultural research, extension, and education

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(a) In general
The Secretary shall ensure that agricultural research, extension, or education activities described in subsection (b) of this section address a concern that—
(1) is a priority, as determined under section 7612 (a) of this title; and
(2) has national, multistate, or regional significance.
(b) Application
Subsection (a) of this section applies to—
(1) research activities conducted by the Agricultural Research Service; and
(2) research, extension, or education activities administered, on a competitive basis, by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


(Pub. L. 105–185, title I, § 101,June 23, 1998, 112 Stat. 526; Pub. L. 110–234, title VII, § 7511(c)(29),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1270; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VII, § 7511(c)(29),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 2031.)

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 L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub.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.

2008—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 110–246, § 7511(c)(29), substituted “National Institute of Food and Agriculture” for “Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service”.
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.
Amendment by section 7511(c)(29) ofPub. L. 110–246effective Oct. 1, 2009, see section 7511(c) ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 1522 of this title.


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