Text: H.R.6404 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6404


To amend the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 to provide for a set aside for small fruits in the specialty crop research initiative, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 17, 2018

Ms. DelBene (for herself and Mr. Larsen of Washington) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 to provide for a set aside for small fruits in the specialty crop research initiative, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Set aside for small fruits in specialty crop research initiative.

Section 412(k)(1)(C) of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (7 U.S.C. 7632(k)(1)(C)) is amended—

(1) by striking “2018” and inserting “2023”;

(2) by striking “shall reserve not less” and inserting the following: “shall reserve—

“(i) not less”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new clause:

    “(ii) not less than $2,500,000 to support research—

    “(I) to promote sustainable production of berry and grape crops; and

    “(II) to improve, with respect to such crops, the ability to forecast pest and disease spread and to implement precision pest and disease management strategies.”.