PUBLIC LAW 9 4 - 2 1 4 — F E B. 16, 1976
90 STAT. 187
TITLE II—EICE EESEARCH SEC. 201. (a) The Secretary of Agriculture may, under rules pre- Rules. scribed by such Secretar;^, carry out regional and national research 7 USC 428c. programs with regard to rice for the following purposes: (1) to reduce fertilizer and herbicide usage in excess of production needs; (2) to develop varieties of rice more susceptible to complete fertilizer utilization; (3) to improve the resistance of rice plants to disease and to enhance their conservation and environmental qualities; (4^ to increase the usage of rice and its processing byproducts; (5) to develop better husbandry practices in production and conservation of rice; (6) to develop more efficient rice storage practices; (7) to improve domestic and international marketing of rice; and (8) to benefit the general welfare. (b) The Secretary shall, in implementing the program authorized in subsection (a), utilize the technical and related services of approp r i a t e Federal, State, local governmental, and private agencies, w i t h priority consideration for land g r a n t universities, State experiment stations, and other agricultural institutions of higher learning. (c) There is authorized to be appropriated not more than $1,000,000 Appropriation for the period ending September 30, 1976, to carry out the provisions authorization. of this section. No funds authorized by this section shall be used for advertising or promotional activities. TITLE
SEC. 301. Section 377 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 shall not be applicable to the 1976 and 1977 crops of rice.
7 USC 1377 note. 7 USC 1377.
F I N A L I T Y OF FARMERS' PAYMENTS AND LOANS
SEC. 302. Effective only with respect to the 1976 and 1977 crops of rice, section 385 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 is amended in the first sentence thereof by inserting immediately after "cotton set-aside program, " the following: "payments under the rice program authorized by section 101(g) of the Agricultural Act of 1949,".
7 USC 1385 note. 7 USC 1385.
7 USC 1441.
DEFINITION OF COOPERATOR
SEC. 303. Section 408(b) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 is amended by striking out the period at the end of the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ": Provided further, That for the 1976 and 1977 crops of rice, a cooperator shall be a person who produces rice on a farm for which a farm acreage allotment has been established or to which a producer acreage allotment has been allocated and, if a set-aside is in effect, who has set aside any acreage required under section 101(g).".
7 USC 1428.