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PUBLIC LAW 97-98—DEC. 22, 1981
95 STAT. 1327
INCREASED EMPHASIS ON MARKETING EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE FAMILY FARMING OPERATIONS
SEC. 1445. In carrying out marketing research and education programs, the Secretary of Agriculture shall take such steps as may be necessary to increase the efforts of the Department of Agriculture in providing marketing education programs for persons engaged in small and medium size family farm operations.
7 USC 2271.
SOYBEAN RESEARCH ADVISORY INSTITUTE
SEC. 1446. (a)(1) There is established within the Department of Establishment. Agriculture a temporary advisory body to be known as the Soybean 7 USC 2281 note. Research Advisory Institute (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Advisory Institute"). (2) The Advisory Institute shall be composed of eleven members appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Secretary"). Members appointed to the Advisory Institute shall be individuals who are recognized soybean research experts and shall represent the interest of soybean producers, soybean processors, land grant colleges and universities, Federal research agencies, and private industry. The Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable, balance the membership of the Advisory Institute geographically on the basis of the soybean producing areas of the United States. (3) The Secretary shall designate a representative of the soybean producers to serve as Chairman of the Advisory Institute. Functions. (b) It shall be the function of the Advisory Institute to— (1) assess the effectiveness of the ongoing soybean research programs in the United States; (2) assess the impediments to increased United States soybean production, including the soybean cyst nematode, and consider the most effective means of removing such impediments; (3) evaluate the available means and the potential for increase ing soybean production in the United States; (4) estimate the amount of funds required to carry out a coordinated program of national soybean research to develop means of effectively increasing the overall United States soybean production and profitability; and (5) develop plans for and sponsor an international conference on soybean research for the purpose of comparing and sharing current information on the production and utilization of soybeans. (c) The Advisory Institute shall submit to the Senate Committee on Report to Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and the House Committee on congressional Agriculture, not later than March 1, 1983, a comprehensive report on committees. the findings of the Advisory Institute regarding research on soybean production and utilization. The Advisory Institute shall also include Recommendations. in such report its recommendations for actions that should be taken to ensure that an effective soybean research program is carried out in the United States. (d) Members shall receive no compensation for service on the Compensation. Advisory Institute but may be paid, while in the performance of their duties away from their homes or regular places of business, travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by sections 5701 through 5707 of title 5, United States Code, for persons employed intermittently in Government service.