S.485 - Precision Agriculture Research, Education, and Information Dissemination Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] (Introduced 03/20/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||03/20/1997 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture.|
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Summary: S.485 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/20/1997)
Precision Agriculture Research, Education, and Information Dissemination Act of 1997 - Amends the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act to emphasize competitive grants that promote precision agriculture (as defined by this Act) research projects and to promote dissemination of such projects' results.
Provides for the establishment of multistate and national agriculture partnerships, including existing partnerships between national laboratories (Secretary of Energy) and the Department of Agriculture.
Amends the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to include precision agriculture within the research categories of the Fund for Rural America.