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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

99 STAT. 1559

resistance and, within 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, submit to the President and Congress a report on such study, (b) The study shall include— (1) a review of existing efforts to examine and identify the mechanisms, genetics, and ecological dynamics of target populations of insect and plant pests developing resistance to pesticides; (2) a review of existing efforts to monitor current and historical patterns of pesticide resistance; and (3) a strategy for the establishment of a national pesticide resistance monitoring program, involving Federal, State, and local agencies, as well as the private sector. EXPANSION OF EDUCATION STUDY

SEC. 1438. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Education are authorized to take such joint action as may be necessary to expand the scope of the study, known as the Study of Agriculture Education on the Secondary Level, currently being conducted by the National Academy of Sciences and sponsored jointly by the Departments of Agriculture and Education to include— (1) a study of the potential use of modern technology in the teaching of agriculture programs at the secondary school level; and (2) recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences on how modern technology can be most effectively utilized in the teaching of agricultural programs at the secondary school level. (b) Any increase in the cost of conducting such study as a result of expanding the scope of such study pursuant to subsection (a) shall be borne by the Secretary of Agriculture out of funds appropriated to the Department of Agriculture for research and education or from funds made available to the National Academy of Sciences from private sources to expand the scope of such study.

Science and technology. Science and technology.

CRITICAL AGRICULTURAL MATERIALS

SEC. 1439. (a) Section 5(b)(9) of the Critical Agricultural Materials Act (7 U.S.C. 178c(b)(9)) is amended by inserting ", carrying out demonstration projects to promote the development or commercialization of such crops (including projects designed to expand domestic or foreign markets for such crops)," after "purposes,", (b) Section 5 of such Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in carrying out a demonstration project referred to in subsection (b)(9), the Secretary may— "(1) enter into a contract or cooperative agreement with, or provide a grant to, any person, or public or private agency or organization, to participate in, carry out, support, or stimulate such project; "(2) make available for purposes of clause (1) ^n*icultural commodities or the products thereof acquired by the Commodity Credit Corporation under price support operations conducted by the Corporation; or "(3) use any funds appropriated pursuant to section 16(a), or any funds provided by any person, or public or private agency or

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98 Stat. 182.

Contracts. Grants.

98 Stat. 184. 7 USC 178n.