S.892 - A bill to extend the authorization of appropriations for carrying out rural development research, small farm research, and small farm extension programs.96th Congress (1979-1980)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 04/05/1979)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry | House - Agriculture|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 96-188|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/18/1979 Referred to House Committee on Agriculture. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.892 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)
(Measure passed Senate, amended)
Passed Senate amended (06/14/1979)
Amends the Rural Development Act of 1972 to extend the authorization of appropriations (at the current level, $20,000,000 per fiscal year) through fiscal year 1981 for rural development and small farm research and extension programs.
Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to provide for pilot projects for the production of industrial hydrocarbons and alcohols from agricultural commodities and forest products through loan guarantees. Sets the total amount of such guaranteed loans at $500,000,000. Requires the Secretary: (1) to give priority to projects that will use Government price-supported commodities; and (2) to assure that the guarantees are for projects that will result in new and innovative technologies for the production of industrial hydrocarbons and alcohols.