Text: H.R.3971 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 3971 IH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 3971
To establish a national research program to improve the production
and marketing of sweetpotatoes and increase the consumption and use of
sweetpotatoes by domestic and foreign consumers.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 26, 1991
Mr. JONES of North Carolina introduced the following bill; which was referred
to the Committee on Agriculture
A BILL
To establish a national research program to improve the production
and marketing of sweetpotatoes and increase the consumption and use of
sweetpotatoes by domestic and foreign consumers.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. NATIONAL SWEET POTATO RESEARCH PROGRAM.
  (a) PROGRAM- The Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Agricultural
  Research Service, may make competitive grants to land-grant colleges and
  universities for the purpose of supporting sweetpotato research in the
  following areas:
  (1) Development of widely adapted, high-quality cultivars of sweetpotato
  with increased yields and improved levels of disease and pest resistance
  for traditional markets and alternative uses.
  (2) Development of effective, environmentally compatible management
  technologies to control diseases, nematodes, insects, and weeds that limit
  sweetpotato production in the United States.
  (3) Development of integrated crop management practices for sweetpotatoes
  that effectively combine cultural and biological controls, environmentally
  rational chemical usage, and host resistance.
  (4) Development of improved technology for more efficient harvesting,
  grading, and storage of sweetpotatoes.
  (5) Development of improved technology for processing sweetpotatoes for
  both traditional and nontraditional food products.
  (6) Identification of ways to increase sweetpotato consumption and uses
  while also removing possible barriers that limit sweetpotato use in both
  domestic and export markets.
  (b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There are authorized to be appropriated
  to the Agricultural Research Service $2,400,000 for each fiscal year to
  carry out this section. Of the amounts appropriated for a fiscal year
  under this subsection--
  (1) not more than $400,000 shall be available for research under subsection
  (a)(1);
  (2) not more than $500,000 shall be available for research under subsection
  (a)(2);
  (3) not more than $400,000 shall be available for research under subsection
  (a)(3);
  (4) not more than $400,000 shall be available for research under subsection
  (a)(4);
  (5) not more than $400,000 shall be available for research under subsection
  (a)(5); and
  (6) not more than $300,000 shall be available for research under subsection
  (a)(6).
  (c) EFFECTIVE DATE- This section shall take effect on October 1, 1992.