60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 966-AUG. 14 , 1946 State or Territory makes available for such fiscal year out of its own funds for research and for the establishment and maintenance of necessary facilities for the prosecution of such research. If Puerto Rico or any State or Territory fails to make available for such purposes for any fiscal year a sum equal to the amount to which it may be entitled for such year, the remainder of such amount shall be withheld by the Secretary. "(3) Not more than 25 per centum of the sums appropriated for any fiscal year under this section shall be allotted to the States for cooperative research in which two or more State agricultural experiment stations are cooperating to solve problems that con- cern the agriculture of more than one State. The funds avail- able for such purposes shall be designated as the 'Regional research fund, Office of Experiment Stations' and shall be used only for cooperative regional projects recommended by a com- mittee of nine persons elected by and representing the directors of the State agricultural experiment stations and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture or his authorized representative. The necessary travel expense of said committee of nine in per- formance of their duties may be paid from the regional research fund, Office of Experiment Stations, provided for under this sub- section. "(c) Three per centum of the sums appropriated for any fiscal year under this section shall be available to the Office of Experiment Stations of the United States Department of Agriculture for admin- istration of research under this section, including participation in planning and coordinating the cooperative regional research. "SEC. 10. (a) In order to carry out further research on utilization and associated problems in connection with the development and application of present, new, and extended uses of agricultural com- modities and products thereof authorized by section 1 of this title. and to disseminate information relative thereto, and in addition to all other appropriations authorized by this title, there is hereby author- ized to be appropriated the following sums: "(1) $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30,1947, and each subsequent fiscal year. "(2) An additional $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30,1948, and each subsequent fiscal year. "(3) An additional $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30 1949, and each subsequent fiscal year. "(4) An additional $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, and each subsequent fiscal year. "(5) An additional $3,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30 1951 and each subsequent fiscal year. (6) In addition to the foregoing, such additional funds beginnin with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and there- after, as the Congress may deem necessary. 'The Secretary of Agriculture, in accordance with such regulations as he deems necessary, and when in his judgment the work to be per- formed will be carried out more effectively, more rapidly, or at less cost than if performed by the Department of Agriculture, may enter into contracts with such public or private organizations or individuals as he may find qualified to carry on work under this section without regard to the provisions of section 3709, Revised Statutes, and with respect to such contracts he may make advance progress or other payments without regard to the provisions of section 3648, Revised Statutes. Contracts hereunder may be made for work to continue not more than four years from the date of any such contract. Not- withstanding the provisions of section 5 of the Act of June 20, 1874, 1085 Cooperative re- search by State experi- ment stations. "Regional research fund, Office of Experi- ment Stations. " Committee. Travel expenses. Office of Experi- ment Stations. Uses of agricultural commodities. Research on utiliza- tion, etc. Ante, p. 1082. Appropriations au- thorized. Contracts with pub- lic or private organiza- tions, etc. Ante, p . S09. Ante, p . 809. Time limitation. Unexpended bal- ances.