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79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 445 -JUNE 22, 1946 and provide for soil-building and soil- and water-conserving prac- tices in the most practical and effective manner and adapted to conditions in the several States, as determined and approved by the State agricultural conservation committee for the respective States: Provided further, That the Secretary, may, in his discretion, from time to time transfer to the General Accounting Office such sums as may be necessary to pay administrative expenses of the General Accounting Office in auditing payments under this item: Provided further, That such amount shall be available for the purchase of seeds, fertilizers, lime, trees, or any other farming materials, or any soil-terracing services, and making grants thereof to agricultural producers to aid them in carrying out farming practices approved by the Secretary in the 1946, 1947, and 1948 programs under said Act of February 29, 1936, as amended: Provided, however, That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to make pay- ments to farmers who complied with the terms and conditions of the agricultural conservation programs, formulated pursuant to sections 7 to 17, inclusive, of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allot- ment Act, as amended, if the Secretary determines that, because of induction into the armed forces of the United States, such farmers failed to file, or were prevented from filing, applications for pay- ment under any such program during the period the applicable appropriation for such program was available for obligation, such payments to be made out of the unobligated balance of the appro- priation, "Conservation and use of agricultural land resources", in the Department of Agriculture Appropriation Act, 1946: Provided further, That an application for payment on the prescribed form is filed by any such farmer (or the person entitled to payment in case of death, disappearance, or incompetency of the farmer under regulations issued pursuant to section 385 of the Agricultural Adjust- ment Act of 1938, as amended (7 U. S. C., 1940 edition, 1385)) within one year from the date of his discharge from the armed forces, or by December 31, 1946, whichever is later: Provided further, That no part of any funds available to the Department, or any bureau, office, corporation or other agency constituting a part of such Department shall be used in the current fiscal year for the payment of salary or travel expenses of any person who has been convicted of violating the Act entitled "An Act to prevent pernicious political activities", approved August 2, 1939, as amended, or who has been found in accordance with the provisions of section 6 of the Act of July 11, 1919 (18 U. S . C. 201), to have violated or attempted to violate such section which prohibits the use of Federal appropria- tions for the payment of personal services or other expenses designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress to favor or oppose any legislation or appropriation by Congress except upon request of any Member or through the proper official channels. SUGAR A'r To enable the Secretary to carry into effect the provisions, other than those specifically relating to the Philippine Islands, of the Sugar Act of 1937, approved September 1, 1937, as amended (7 U. S . C . 1100- 1183), including the employment of persons and means, in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, as authorized by said Act, $53,500,000, to remain available until June 30,1948. EXPORTATION AND DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES To enable the Secretary to further carry out the provisions of section 32, as amended, of the Act entitled "An Act to amend the Agricultural 80634°-47-PT . I --19 Transfer of funds. Purchase of farming materials. Payments to farm. ers inducted into armed forces. 49Stat.1148. 16 U. S. C.i§ 590g- 590q; Supp. V , 5 9 0g et seq. Post, p. 663. 69 Stat. 154 62 Stat. 68. Salary or travel ex. penses, restriction. 53 Stat. 1147. Is ir. . S. (' ll1-6lt; Sllpp. V, {lilh et seq. Post, p. 9:17. 41 Stat. 68. 50 Stat. 903. 7 U.S. C., Supp.V, 1111 et seq. 60 STAT.] 289