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§ 550. American bison for municipalities or public institutions. - The Secretary of Agriculture may, in his discretion and under such conditions as he may prescribe, supply to any municipality or public institution not more than one American bison from any surplus which may exist in any herd under the control of the Department of Agriculture; and, in order to aid in the propagation of the species, animals may be loaned to or exchanged with other owners of American bison. (July 24, 1919, ch. 26, 41 Stat. 270.)

8 551. Sale of copies of card index of publications.—The Secretary of Agriculture may furnish to such institutions or individuals as may care to buy them, copies of the card index of the publications of the department and of other agricultural literature prepared by the library, and charge for the same a price covering the additional expense involved in the preparation of these copies. He may furnish to such institutions or individuals as may care to buy them copies of the card index of agricultural literature prepared by the Office of Experiment Stations, and charge for the same a price covering the additional expense involved in the preparation of these copies, the money received from such sales to be deposited in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts. He may furnish to such institutions or individuals as may care to buy them copies of the card index of agricultural literature prepared by the Department of Agriculture in connection with its administration of sections 362, 363, 366, 368, 369, and 371 of Title 7, and charge for the same a price covering the additional expenses involved in the preparation of these copies, the money received from such sales to be deposited in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts. (May 23, 1908, ch. 192, 35 Stat. 264, 266; Mar. 4, 1915, ch. 144, 38 Stat. 1109.)

CROSS REFERENCE Secretary to furnish copies of card index of agriculture literature, see section 384 of Title 7, Agriculture.

$ 552. Sale of photographic prints and maps.—The Secretary of Agriculture may dispose of photographic prints (including bromide enlargements), lantern slides, transparencies, blueprints, and forest maps at cost and 10 per centum additional, and condemned property or materials under his charge in the same manner as provided by law for other bureaus. (Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, 34 Stat. 1269.)

§ 552a. Manufacture and sale of copies of bibliographies, photographic reproductions of books, and library supplies.—The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make copies of bibliographies prepared by the Department library, microfilm and other photographic reproductions of books and other library materials in the Department and sell such bibliographies and reproductions at such prices (not less than estimated total cost of furnishing same) as he may determine, the money received from such sales to be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the applicable appropriation current at the time the materials are furnished or payment therefor is received. (Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title VII, § 708, 58 Stat, 742.)

CODIFICATION This section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944.

8 553. Sale of prints and lantern slides.—The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to furnish, upon application, prints and lantern slides from negatives in the possession of the department and to charge for the same a price to cover the cost of preparation, such price to be determined and established by the Secretary of Agriculture, and the money received from such sales to be deposited in the Treasury of the United States. (Mar. 4, 1907, ch. 2907, 34 Stat. 1281.)

8 554. Loan, rental, or sale of films.—The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, under such rules and regulations and subject to such conditions as he may prescribe, to loan, rent, or sell copies of films. In the sale or rental of films educational institutions or associations for agricultural education not organized for profit shall have preference. All moneys received from such rentals or sales to be covered into the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts. (Mar. 4, 1917, ch. 179, 39 Stat. 1157; May 31, 1920, ch. 217, 41 Stat. 718.)

§ 555. Sale of samples of pure sugars.-The Secretary of Agriculture may furnish, upon application, samples of pure sugars, naval stores, microscopical specimens, and other products to State and municipal officers, educational institutions, and other parties and charge for the same a price to cover the cost thereof, such price to be determined and established by the Secretary, and the money received from sales to be deposited in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts. (Mar. 4, 1915, ch. 144, 38 Stat. 1101.)

8 556b. Statistics relating to turpentine and rosin.—The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to collect and/or compile and publish annually, and at such other times, and in such form and on such date or dates as he shall prescribe, statistics and essential information relating to spirits of turpentine and rosin produced, held, and used in the domestic and foreign commerce of the United States. (Aug. 15, 1935, ch. 548, 49 Stat. 653.)

§ 557. Reports.-—The Secretary of Agriculture shall annually make a general report in writing of his acts to the President, in which he may recommend the publication of papers forming parts of or accompanying his report, which shall also contain an account of all moneys received and expended by him. He shall also make special reports on particular subjects whenever required to do so by the President or either House of Congress, or when he shall think the subject in his charge requires it. (R. S. $8 528, 529; May 29, 1928,"ch. 901, § 1, 45 Stat. 993.)

DERIVATION Act May 15, 1862, ch. 72, § 3, 12 Stat. 387; act Mar. 2, 1867, § 1, 14 Stat. 440, 445.

§ 557a. Same; expenditure of appropriations; accounting.–The Secretary of Agriculture shall direct and superintend the expenditure of all money appropriated to the Department and ren

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der accounts thereof. (R. S. $ 3677; Feb. 9, 1889, ch. 122, SS 1, 4, 25 Stat, 659.)

$ 558. Same; additional statement of expenditures.—The Secretary of Agriculture shall furnish proper vouchers and accounts for the sums appropriated for the Department of Agriculture to the General Accounting Office. (Mar. 3, 1885, ch. 338, § 2, 23 Stat. 356; Aug. 11, 1916, ch. 313, 39 Stat. 492; June 10, 1921, ch. 18, 8 301, 42 Stat. 23; May 29, 1928, ch. 901, § 1, 45 Stat. 992.)

§ 558a. Schedule of expenditures of working capital fund.--A separate schedule of expenditures and reimbursements, and a statement of the current assets and liabilities of the working capital fund as of the close of the last completed fiscal year, shall be included in the annual Budget. (As amended July 1, 1941, ch. 267, § 1, 55 Stat. 410; July 22, 1942, ch. 516, § 1, 56 Stat. 666; July 12, 1943, ch. 215, § 1, 57 Stat. 393.)

AMENDMENTS

1943—-Act July 12, 1943, cited to text, amended section generally.

§ 563. Cooperation with State and other agencies; expenditures.-In carrying on the activities of the Department of Agriculture involving cooperation with State, county, and municipal agencies, associations of farmers, individual farmers, universities, colleges, boards of trade, chambers of commerce, or other local associations of business men, business organizations, and in. dividuals within the State, Territory, district, or insular possession in which such activities are to be carried on, moneys contributed from such outside sources, except in the case of the authorized activities of the Forest Service, shall be paid only through the Secretary of Agriculture or through State, county. or municipal agencies, or local farm bureaus or like organizations, cooperating for the purpose with the Secretary of Agriculture. (July 24, 1919, ch. 26, 41 Stat. 270.)

8 564. Same; salaries of employees of Department.—The officials and the employees of the Department of Agriculture engaged in the activities described in section 563 of this title and paid in whole or in part out of funds contributed as provided therein, and the persons, corporations, or associations making contributions as therein provided, shall not be subject to section 66 of this title; nor shall any official or employee engaged in the cooperative activities of the Forest Service, or the persons, corporations, or associations contributing to such activities be subject to said section 66. (July 24, 1919, ch. 26, 41 Stat. 270.)

8 564ą. Amount and character of cooperation. -Unless otherwise provided by the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944 or by other statute, the measure and character of cooperation authorized by said Act on the part of the Federal Government and on the part of the cooperator shall be such as may be prescribed by the Secretary, unless otherwise provided for in the applicable appropriation. (Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title VII, § 711, 58 Stat. 743.)

REFERENCES. IN TEXT The Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944, referred to in the text has been classified to the following titles in the Code: sections 514d, 520a, 541a, 541b, 543b, 552a, 564, 565a, 568-574 of this title; sections 57a, 147a, 228a, 283, 343c-1, 395, 4152, 427, 429-432, 903-905, 915, 1605 of title 7; sections 657, 832, 833, 1020a-1 of title 12; sections 500, 501, 526, 527, 554b, 554c, 559a, 572a, 579a, 580, 580a, 590f, 590h, 590q-1 of title 16; and section 114a of title 21.

CODIFICATION This section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944.

$ 565. Construction limitations on buildings of Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.—Unless otherwise specifically provided, the cost for the construction of any building outside the District of Columbia by the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine shall not exceed $1,500 and the total amount expended for such construction in any one year shall not exceed $7,000. (June 25, 1940, ch, 421, § 1, 54 Stat. 551.)

SIMILAR PROVISIONS The text of this section was taken from the Department of Agriculture Appropriation Act, 1941. Similar provisions were contained in prior appropriation acts for Department of Agriculture.

REPEATED.--Act July 1, 1941, ch. 267, § 1, 55 Stat. 427; act July 22, 1942, ch. 516, § 1, 56 Stat. 684.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine consolidated with other agencies into Agricultural Research Administration for duration of war, see Ex. Ord. No. 9069, set out in note under section 601 of Appendix to Title 50, War.

$ 565a. Construction and repair of buildings and public improvements.—The Department of Agriculture is authorized to erect, alter, and repair such buildings and other public improvements as may be necessary to carry out its authorized work: Provided, That no building or improvement shall be erected or altered under this authority unless provision is made therefor in the applicable appropriation and the cost thereof is not in excess of limitations prescribed therein. (Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 112, title VII, § 703, 58 Stat. 742.)

CODIFICATION This section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944.

$ 566. Reimbursement of Agricultural Adjustment Administration appropriations for expenses of maintaining registers of indebtedness and making set-offs.—Beginning with the fiscal year 1942, each appropriation to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to carry into effect any program administered through the Agricultural Adjustment Administration may, in the discretion of the Secretary, be reimbursed out of the then current appropriation for the agency affected, for a fair share of the administrative expense, as estimated periodically or in advance by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration of maintaining registers of indebtedness and making, out of such Agricultural Adjustment Administration appropriation, set-offs under the order entered by the Secretary on May 8, 1937, as heretofore or hereafter amended, in favor of any other agency of the Government. (July 22, 1942, ch. 516, § 1, 56 Stat. 691.)

$567. Adjustment by Secretary of titles to lands acquired by Government and subject to his control. If the Secretary of Agriculture shall find within ten years after the acquisition by the United States of any land or interest therein which is subject to his administration, custody, or control, other than land acquired by exchange of public domain land or resources, that the title thereto is legally insufficient for the purposes for which such land or interest was acquired and no consideration therefor has been paid by the United States, or that title or color of title to such land or interest was acquired through mistake, misunderstanding, error, or inadvertence, he is hereby authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of and in the name of the United States to the person from whom the title was acquired or to the person whom he finds entitled thereto a quitclaim deed to such land or interest: Provided, however, That if the person to whom such deed is made is the same person from whom the United States acquired title, or his successor in interest, any consideration given by the United States for such land or interest shall be restored or, in lieu thereof, the value equivalent of such consideration as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture shall be paid to the United States; and any consideration or value equivalent so restored or paid shall, so far as is practicable, be restored to the jurisdiction, or deposited to the credit, of the department, agency, appropriation, or fund from which the consideration was transferred or paid at the time of the acquisition of title by the United States. (July 8, 1943, ch. 197, 57 Stat. 388.)

CROSS REFERENCES
Option to purchase lands, see section 428 of Title 7, Agriculture.

§ 569. Reimbursement of War Food Administration appropriations for costs of procuring agricultural commodities for nongovernmental agencies or foreign governments.-Applicable appropriations available to the War Food Administration current at the time services are rendered or payment therefor is received may be reimbursed by nongovernmental agencies or foreign goyernments (by advance credits or reimbursements) for the actual or estimated costs, as determined by the War Food Administration, incident to procuring agricultural commodities for such nongovernmental agencies or foreign governments. (Sept. 21, 1944, ch. 412, title IV, § 402, 58 Stat. 738.)

CODIFICATION This section was enacted as a part of the Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944.

§ 570. Membership in International Wheat Advisory Committee, International Sugar Council, etc.—The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to expend funds, available for agricultural conservation, adjustment, and land use programs, for the share of the United States as a member of the International Wheat Advisory Committee, the International Sugar Council, or like events

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