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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

99 STAT. 1545

JOINT COUNCIL ON FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

SEC. 1405. (a) Section 1407(a) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3122(a)) is amended by striking out "1985" and inserting in lieu thereof "1990". (b) Section 1407(b) of such Act is amended by inserting before the last sentence the following new sentence: "To ensure that the views of food technologists are considered by the Joint Council, one of the members of the Joint Council shall, as determined to be appropriate by the Secretary, be appointed by the Secretary from among distingxiished persons who are food technologists from accredited or certified departments of food technology, as determined by the Secretary.". (c) Section 1407(d)(2) of such Act is amended by— (1) striking out "and" at the end of subparagraph (F); (2) striking out the period at the end of subparagraph (G) and inserting in lieu thereof "; and"; and (3) adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph: "(H) coordinate with the Secretary in assessing the current status of, and developing a plan for, the effective transfer of new technologies to the farming community.". NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND EXTENSION USERS ADVISORY BOARD

SEC. 1406. (a) Section 1408(a) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3123(a)) is amended by striking out "1985" and inserting in lieu thereof "1990". (b) Section 1408(f)(2) of such Act (7 U.S.C. 3123(fK2)) is amended by(1) striking out "and" at the end of subparagraph (E); (2) striking out the period at the end of subparagraph (F) and inserting in lieu thereof "; and"; and (3) adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph: "(G) coordinating with the Secretary in assessing the current status of, and developing a plan for, the effective transfer of new technologies to the farming community.". FEDERAL-STATE PARTNERSHIP

SEC. 1407. (a) The first sentence of section 1409A(a) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3124a(a)) is amended by— (1) striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (2); (2) striking out the period at the end of paragraph (3) and inserting in lieu thereof "; and"; and (3) adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(4) international agricultural programs under title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2220a et seq.).". (b) Section 1409A of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections: "(d)(1) To promote research for purposes of developing agricultural policy alternatives, the Secretary is encouraged— "(A) to designate at least one State cooperative institution to conduct research in an interdisciplinary fashion; and

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