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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

PUBLIC LAW 95-113—SEPT. 29, 1977

91 STAT. 1017

materials, including manure, crop and food wastes, industrial organic waste, municipal sewage sludge, logging and wood-manufacturing residues, and any other organic refuse, composting or similarly treating such materials, and transporting and placing such materials onto the land to improve soil tilth and fertility. The analysis shall include the projected cost of such collection, transportation, and placement in accordance with sound locally approved soil and water conservation practices. AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FACILITIES STUDY

SEC. 1462. (a) The Secretary shall conduct a comprehensive study Report to of the status and future needs of agricultural research facilities and, President and within fourteen months after the date of enactment of this title, sub- y^i^iJ^^loQA mit to the President and Congress a report on this study. (b)(1) The report shall cover agricultural research facilities and materials including, but not limited to, buildings and farms, laboratories, plant, seed, genetic stock, insect, virus, and animal collections, and lease and purchase items such as computers, laboratory instruments, and related equipment. (2) The report shall include recommendations for a program to provide the United States with the most modern and efficient system of research facilities needed to advance agricultural research in all fields, and recommendations with regard to priority requirements for research instrumentation and facilities needing modernization, construction, or renovation in accordance with the requirements of State, regional, and national priority programs of research and based on the fullest utilization of human, monetary, and physical resources. Subtitle K—Funding and Miscellaneous Provisions AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIATIONS FOR EXISTING AND CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

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SEC. 1463. (a) Notwithstanding any authorization for appropria- 7 USC 3311. tions for agricultural research in any Act enacted prior to the date of enactment of this title, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this title, except sub'ifi 5 1 title H and sections 1416, 1417, 1419, 1420, and the competitive grants program provided for in section 1414, and except that the authorization for moneys provided under the Act of March 2, 1887 (24 Stat. 440-442, as amended; 7 U.S.C. 361a-361i), is excluded and is provided for in subsection (b) of this section, $505,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978, $575,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, $645,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980, $715,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981, and $780,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982, and not in excess of such sums as may after the date of enactment of this title be authorized by law for any subsequent fiscal year. (b) Notwithstanding any authorization for appropriations for agricultural research at State agricultural experiment stations in any Act enacted prior to the date of enactment of this title, there are hereby authorized to be appropriated for the purpose of conducting agricultural research at State agricultural experiment stations pursuant to the Act of March 2, 1887 (24 Stat. 440-442, as amended; 7 U.S.C. 361a361i), $120,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1978, $145,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1979, $170,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980, $195,000,000 for the fiscal