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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 966-AUG. 14, 1946 Aeronautics Board, or other Federal or State transportation regula- tory body with respect to rates, charges, tariffs, practices, and services, or by working directly with individual carriers or groups of carriers. (k) To collect, tabulate, and disseminate statistics on marketing agricultural products, including, but not restricted to statistics on market supplies, storage stocks, quantity, quality, and condition of such products in various positions in the marketing channel, utiliza- tion of such products, and shipments and unloads thereof. (1) To develop and promulgate, for the use and at the request of any Federal agency or State, procurement standards and specifica- tions for agricultural products, and submit such standards and specifi- cations to such agency or State for use or adoption for procurement purposes. (m) To conduct, assist, encourage, and promote research, investiga- tion, and experimentation to determine the most efficient and practical means, methods, and processes for the handling storing, preserving, protecting, processing, and distributing of agricultural commodities to the end that such commodities may be marketed in an orderly manner and to the best interest of the producers thereof. (n) To conduct such other research and services and to perform such other activities as will facilitate the marketing, distribution, processing, and utilization of agricultural products through commer- cial channels. SEC. 204. (a) In order to conduct research and service work in connection with the preparation for market, processing, packaging, handling, storing, transporting, distributing, and marketing of agricultural products as authorized by this title, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated the following sums: (1) $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, and each subsequent fiscal year. (2) An additional $2,500,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, and each subsequent fiscal year. (3) An additional $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, and each subsequent fiscal year. (4) An additional $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, and each subsequent fiscal year. (5) An additional $5,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951, and each subsequent fiscal year. (6) In addition to the foregoing, such additional funds begin- ning with the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and thereafter, as the Congress may deem necessary. Such sums appropriated in pursuance of this title shall be in addi- tion to, and not in substitution for, sums appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Agriculture. (b) The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make available from such funds such sums as he may deem appropriate for allotment to State departments of agriculture, State bureaus and departments of markets, State agricultural experiment stations, and other appro- priate State agencies for cooperative projects in marketing service and in marketing research to effectuate the purposes of title HI of this Act: Provided, That no such allotment and no payment under any such allotment shall be made for any fiscal year to any State agency in excess of the amount which such State agency makes available out of its own funds for such research. The funds which State agencies are required to make available in order to qualify for such an allot- ment shall be in addition to any funds now available to such agencies for marketing services and for marketing research. The allotments authorized under this section shall be made to the agency or agencies 80634--47-PT.

69 1089 Statistics on mar- keting. Procurement stand- ards and specifica- tions. Efficient methods for handling, etc. Facilitating mar- keting, distribution, etc. Appropriations au- thorized. Availability of funds for allotment to State agencies. Restriction. Allotments to beat qualified agenci.