Summary: H.R.11779 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (06/07/1978)

(Measure passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 3035)

Renewable Resources Extension Act - Provides for a nationally coordinated program to insure the most efficient utilization of forest and rangeland renewable resources.

Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Renewable Resources Extension Program in cooperation with State directors of cooperative extension service programs and eligible colleges and universities.

Requires the Secretary and relevant State officials to cooperate in the identification and study of needed areas of research, and in the dissemination of the results of such research.

Requires the Secretary to coordinate the establishment of ongoing training programs for landowner, processors and other interested parties.

Directs the Secretary to prepare a five-year Renewable Resources Extension Program to provide national guidance for State programs. Requires annual reporting to Congress on implementation of the plan.