63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 280-JUNE 29, 1949 part of this appropriation: Provided, however, That if the total amounts of such appropriations or authorizations for the current fiscal year shall at any time exceed or fall below the amounts estimated, respectively, therefor in the Budget for such year, the amounts trans- ferred or to be transferred therefrom to this appropriation shall be increased or decreased in such amounts as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, after a hearing thereon with representatives of the Department, shall determine are appropriate to the requirements as changed by such reductions or increases in such appropriations or authorizations: Provided further, That, of appropriations herein made which are available for the purchase of lands, not to exceed $1 may be expended for each option to purchase any particular tract or tracts of land: Provided further, That no part of the funds appro- priated by this Act shall be used for the payment of any officer or employee of the Department who, as such officer or employee, or on behalf of the Department or any division, commission, or bureau thereof, issues, or causes to be issued, any prediction, oral or written, or forecast, except as to damage threatened or caused by insects and pests, with respect to future prices of cotton or the trend of same: Provided further, That, except to provide materials required in or incident to research or experimental work where no suitable domestic product is available, no part of the funds appropriated by this Act shall be expended in the purchase of twine manufactured from com- modities or materials produced outside of the United States. 325 Adjustments in amounts. Option to purchase land. Employee predict- ing future price of cot- ton. Purchase of twine. RESEARCH AND MARKETING ACT OF 1946 To enable the Secretary to carry into effect the provisions of the Act of August 14, 1946, as amended (7 U. S. C. 427, 427h-427j, 1621- 1629), including in addition to the objects for which funds are available for such Act of August 14, 1946, and under title I of the Bankhead-Jones Act, as amended, personal services in the District of Columbia; over-all administration, planning, and coordination of research under section 10 pursuant to the provisions of section 10 (c); and necessary expenses for carrying out the provisions of title III of the Act, as follows: For payments to States, Territories, and Puerto Rico for agri- cultural experiment stations pursuant to section 9 of the Bankhead- Jones Act approved June 29, 1935, as amended by the Act of August 14, 1946, $5,000,000; For research on utilization and associated problems pursuant to section 10 (a) of said Act, $5,000,000; For cooperative research other than research on utilization of agri- cultural commodities and the products thereof, pursuant to section 10 (b) of said Act, $3,000,000; For the improvement and development, independently or through cooperation among Federal and State agencies, and others, of a sound and efficient system for the distribution and marketing of agricultural products pursuant to the "Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946" (title II of the Act of August 14, 1946), $6,000,000; In all, $19,000,000, of which not less than $45,000 shall be available for work under Title II for the development of new and expanded market outlets for oilseeds, fats and oils and their products, and not less than $180,000 shall be used under section 10 (a) for additional research on fats and oils, of which latter sum not less than $45,000 may be used for contracts with public or private agencies as authorized by the said Act of August 14, 1946: Provided, That no part of this appropriation shall be used for beginning construction of any building costing in excess of $15,000: Provided further, That the Secretary 60 Stat. 1082. 7U.S .C. ,Supp.II , 427j. 49 Stat. 436. 7U. . . C 427- 427i; Supp. II, 6 427j. 60 Stat. 1085, 1086, 1091. 7U.S.C.9i4271, 1628, 1629. 60 Stat. I(8cl. 7 U. S. C. 9427h. 60 Stat. 1085 . 7U.S.C. 427i(a). 60 Stat. 1086. 7U.S. C. 427i (b). 60 Stat. 1087. 7 U. S. C. 1f1621- 1627. New market outlets for oilseeds, etc. 60 Stat. 1085. 7U.S.C. 427i(a).