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matter, and that it shall be submitted to and officially approved by the Secretary of Agriculture before being issued or published. (Mar. 4, 1909, 35 Štat. 1053; Mar. 4, 1917, 39 Stat. 1157; 7 U. S. C., sec. 41la.)

529. Purchase and distribution of seeds; plants. That purchase and distribution of vegetable, field, and flower seeds, plants, shrubs, vines, bulbs, and cuttings shall be of the freshest and best obtainable varieties and adapted to general cultivation. (R. S., sec, 527, Apr. 25, 1896, sec. 1, 29 Stat. 106; 7 U. S. C., sec. 415.)

530. Wool standards; appropriation of certain funds. That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated for expenditures by the Secretary of Agriculture, for the purposes hereinafter stated, all funds heretofore or hereafter collected by suit, or otherwise, pursuant to appropriations for the completion of the work of the domestic wool section of the War Industries Board, and for enforcing Government regulations for handling the wool clip of 1918 as established by the wool division of said board, pursuant to the Executive order dated December 31, 1918, transferring such work to the Bureau of Markets, now a part of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics of the Department of Agriculture, and for continuing as far as practicable the distribution among the growers of the wool clip of 1918 of all sums heretofore or hereafter collected or recovered with or without suit by the Government from all persons, firms, or corporations which handled any part of the wool clip of 1918, which he finds it impracticable to distribute among said growers, provided that not to exceed $50,000 may be expended in any fiscal year. (May 17, 1928, sec. 1, 45 Stat. 593; 7 U.S. C., sec. 4156.)

531. Same; use made of funds; charge for wool grading and forms of grades.—Said funds may be used for the purpose of acquiring and diffusing among the people of the United States useful information relative to the standardization, grading, preparation for market, marketing, utilization, transportation, handling, and distribution of wool, and of approved methods and practices relative thereto, including the demonstration and promotion of the use of grades for wool in accordance with standards therefor which the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to establish. Said funds may be used for the grading of wool, and for such grading or other service rendered hereunder reasonable fees may be charged, and provided further that hereafter reasonable charges may be made for practical forms of grades for wool. (May 17, 1928, sec. 2, 45 Stat. 593; 7 U. S. C., sec. 415c.)

532. Same; rules and regulations; deposit of receipts.—The Secretary of Agriculture may make such rules and regulations as he deems advisable for carrying out any of the provisions of this Act. All receipts hereunder shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of miscellaneous receipts (May 17, 1928, sec. 3, 45 Stat. 594; 7 U. S. C., sec. 415d.)

532a. Farmers' bulletins.-- Publications, Department of Agriculture: General Expenses, Division of Publications:

for the preparation, printing, and distribution of farmers' bulletins, which shaîl be adapted to the interests of the people of the different sections of the country, an equal proportion of four-fifths of which shall be delivered to or sent out under the addressed franks furnished by Senators, Representatives, and Delegates in Congress, as such Senators, Representatives, or Delegates in Congress shall direct: Provided, That the Secretary of Agriculture shall notify Senators, Representatives, and Delegates in Congress of the title and character of each such bulletin, with the total number to which each Senator, Representative, and Delegate may be entitled for such distribution; and on the face of the envelope inclosing said bulletins shall be printed the title of each bulletin contained therein: Provided further, That all such bulletins included in the quotas of Senators, Representatives, or Delegates not called for on or before the thirty-first day of May in each fiscal year shall revert to the Secretary of Agriculture, and be available to him, either for miscellaneous distribution, or in making up Congressional quotas for the next fiscal year. (June 30, 1906, 34 Stat. 690; 7 U. S. C., sec. 417.)

533. Report on work of agricultural experiment stations, and on extension work; printing and distribution.—That hereafter there be prepared by the Department of Agriculture an annual report on the work and expenditures of the agricultural experiment stations established under the Act of Congress of March second, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven (Twenty-fourth Statutes at Large, page four hundred and forty) [7 U. S. C., ch. 14), on the work and expenditures of the Department of Agriculture in connection therewith, and on the cooperative agricultural extension work and expenditures of the Department of Agriculture and of agricultural colleges under the Act of May eighth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, entitled “An Act to provide for cooperative agricultural extension work between the agricultural colleges in the several States receiving the benefits of an Act of Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, and of Acts supplementary thereto, and the United States Department of Agriculture” [7 U. S. C., secs. 341-348]; and that there be printed annually eight thousand copies of said report, of which one thousand copies shall be for the use of the Senate, two thousand copies for the use of the House of Representatives, and five thousand copies for the use of the Department of Agriculture. (Mar. 4, 1915, 38 Stat. 1110; 7 U. S. C., sec. 418.)

534. Power to administer oaths, examine witnesses, and call for production of books.—That hereafter, in the performance of the duties required of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics in the administration or enforcement of provisions of Acts (United States Cotton Futures Act, Thirty-ninth Statutes at Large, page 476 [26 U. S. C., ch. 14); United States Grain Standards Act, Thirty-ninth Statutes at Large, page 482 [7 U. S. C., ch. 3]; United States Warehouse Act, Thirty-ninth Statutes

at Large, page 486 [7 U. S. C., ch. 10); Standard Container Act, Thirty-ninth Statutes at Large, page 673 [15 U. S. C., secs. 251–256]; and the Acts making annual appropriations for the Department of Agriculture) relating to the Department of Agriculture, the Secretary of Agriculture, or any representative specifically authorized in writing by him for the purpose, shall have power to administer oaths, examine witnesses, and call for the production of books and papers. (July 24, 1919, 41 Stat. 267; 7 U.S. C., sec. 420.)

535. Dairying and livestock experiment station, Mandan, N. Dak.That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to establish at Mandan, North Dakota, a dairying and livestock experiment station, in connection with the Great Plains Experiment Station, for investigations and experiments in the dairy and livestock industries and the problems pertaining to the establishment and development of such industries, and for demonstrations, assistance, and service in livestock breeding, growing, and feeding. (July 3, 1926, sec. 1, 44 Stat. 840; 7 U.S. C., sec. 421.)

536. Annual appropriation.—That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $25,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to carry out the provisions of this Act, including the acquisition of suitable lands, the construction of buildings, the purchase of livestock and breeders, and the employment of necessary persons. (July 3, 1926, sec. 2, 44 Stat. 840; 7 U. S. C., sec. 421a.)

537. Dairying and livestock experiment station, Lewisburg, Tenn.--That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to establish at or near Lewisburg, Tennessee, a dairying station for investigations, experiments, and demonstrations in the dairy industry, and the problems pertaining to the development of such industry in the South, and for investigations, demonstrations, assistance, and service in dairy livestock breeding, growing, and feeding, and dairy products manufacture. (May 29, 1928, sec. 1, 45 Stat. 981; 7 U.S.C., sec. 422.)

538. Appropriation; land to be furnished by States.—That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $50,000, to carry out the provisions of this Act, including the construction of buildings, the acquirement of equipment and apparatus, the purchase of livestock, and the employment of necessary persons; and each fiscal year thereafter necessary appropriations for the maintenance of said station as contemplated by this Act: Provided, That suitable lands are furnished by the State or other interests. (May 29, 1928, sec. 2, 45 Stat. 981; 7 U. S. C., sec. 422a.)

539. Cotton; investigation of new uses; cooperation with State and other agencies.—That the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Commerce are hereby authorized to engage in technical and scientific research in American-grown cotton and its by-products and their present and potential uses, including new and additional commercial and scientific uses for cotton and its by-products, and to diffuse such information among the people of the United States; and the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Commerce or their duly authorized representatives may cooperate with any department or agency of the Government, any State, Territory, District, or possession or department, agency, or political subdivision thereof, or any person in carrying out the purposes of this Act in the District of Columbia and elsewhere. (Apr. 12, 1928, 45 Stat. 426; 7 U.S. C., sec. 423.)

540. Cotton ginning investigations; publication of results; cooperation with Federal and State departments and agencies.---That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized to investigate the ginning of cotton; to establish and maintain experimental ginning plants and laboratories; and to make such tests, demonstrations, and experiments, and such technical and scientific studies in relation to cotton ginning as he shall deem necessary and to publish the results thereof, with a

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view to developing improved ginning equipment and encouraging the use of improved methods, and he may cooperate with any department or agency of the Government, any State, Territory, District, or possession, or department, agency, or political subdivision thereof, or any person, as he shall find to be necessary. (Apr. 19, 1930, sec. 1, 46 Stat. 248; 7 U. S. C., sec. 424.)

541. Same; appropriations.—That for the purposes of this Act there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not more than the sum of $100,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1931, and thereafter such sums as may be necessary. (Apr. 19, 1930, sec. 2, 46 Stat. 248; 7 U. S. C., sec. 425.)

542. Predatory animals; eradication and control.—That the Secretary of Agriculture is hereby authorized and directed to conduct such investigations, experiments, and tests as he may deem necessary in order to determine, demonstrate, and promulgate the best methods of eradication, suppression, or bringing under control on national forests and other areas of the public domain as well as on State, Territory, or privately owned lands of mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, bobcats, prairie dogs, gophers, ground squirrels, jack rabbits, and other animals injurious to agriculture, horticulture, forestry, animal husbandry, wild-game animals, fur-bearing animals, and birds, and for the protection of stock and other domestic animals through the suppression of rabies and tularemia in predatory or other wild animals; and to conduct campaigns for the destruction or control of such animals: Provided, That in carrying out the provisions of this Act the Secretary of Agriculture may cooperate with States, individuals, and public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions. (Mar. 2, 1931, sec. 1, 46 Stat. 1468; 7 U. S. C., sec. 426.)

543. Appropriations.—That in order to carry out the provisions of this Act there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year 1932, a sum not to exceed $1,000,000, including the amount appropriated in the annual appropriation Act for the Department of Agriculture, and for the succeeding nine fiscal years from 1933 to 1941, inclusive, not to exceed $1,000,000 each year, in accordance with the ten-year program for the eradication, suppression, or bringing under control of predatory and other injurious wild animals as outlined in House Document Numbered 496, second session, Seventieth Congress. (Mar. 2, 1931, sec. 2, 46 Stat. 1469; 7 U. S. C., sec. 426a.)

544. Expenditures; functions of Secretary of Agriculture.—That the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make such expenditures for equipment, supplies, and materials, including the employment of persons and means in the District of Columbia

and elsewhere, and to employ such means as may be necessary to execute the functions imposed upon him by this Act. (Mar. 2, 1931, sec. 3, 46 Stat. 1469; 7 U.S.C., sec. 426b.)

545. Acquisition of sites in Washington, Florida, and Georgia, for plant propagating stations.--The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to acquire by gift, devise, or by purchase in fee simple for a sum not to exceed $1 for each site, the sites now occupied by field stations at Chico, California, consisting of about eighty acres and used for propagating, testing, and distributing new plant introductions; the site at Bellingham, Washington, consisting of about sixty acres and used as a bulb station and for propagating, testing, and distributing new crop plants; and the sites at Buena Vista, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia, consisting of about twenty-five acres and about fortysix acres, respectively, and used for propagating, testing, and distributing new crop plants peculiarly adapted to the warmer parts of the United States. (May 31, 1920, 41 Stat. 730.)

546. Purchase of lands in California for experimental vineyards.That the Secretary of Agriculture be, and he is hereby, authorized to purchase and acquire the lands occupied by the department's experiment vineyards near Fresno and Oakville, California, now maintained under contracts with the owners of said lands: Provided, That the land purchased for the Fresno vineyards shall not exceed twenty acres at a cost not to exceed $12,000 and for the Oakville vineyard not to exceed twenty acres at a cost not to exceed $15,000. (Mar. 2, 1921, 41 Stat. 1205.)

547. Transfer of Fort Keogh Military Reservation.—That the Secretary of War having determined that the lands embraced in the Fort Keogh Military Reservation, in the State of Montana, are no longer needed for military purposes, an Executive order of February 2, 1924, having transferred the said lands to the Department of the Interior for disposition, the said lands are hereby transferred to and placed under the control of the United States Department of Agriculture for use by that department for experiments in stock raising and growing of forage crops in connection therewith: Provided, That if the lands are not used for the purpose mentioned herein, or having been used for such purpose, are subsequently abandoned as being no longer needed for such purpose, then, and in that event, the said land shall revert to, and become subject to the control and jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior: Provided further, That this transfer shall not affect any existing legal rights to lands in the reservation: And provided further, That there shall be excepted from the effect hereof that portion of said reservation described as follows:

A tract beginning at a point which is south eighteen degrees fifteen minutes west from the center of section 33, township 8 north of range 47 east, Montana principal meridian, and distant therefrom one thousand six hundred and sixty feet; thence north thirty-six degrees no minutes west one thousand eight hundred and eighty-five feet; thence north sixty-eight degrees ten minutes east one thousand one hundred and five feet; thence north eighty-eight degrees forty minutes east three hundred and eighty feet; thence south fifty-nine degrees five minutes east three hundred and seventy-five feet; thence south twenty-eight degrees thirty-five minutes east three hundred and sixty-five feet; thence south twelve degrees fifty minutes east two hundred and eighty-five feet; thence south fourteen degrees ten minutes west two hundred and fifteen feet; thence south forty degrees twenty-five minutes west three hundred and twenty-five feet; thence south forty-six degrees twenty-five minutes west five hundred and five feet; thence south twenty-nine degrees thirty minutes west three hundred and ninety feet to the point of beginning, containing fortyeight and three-tenths acres, more or less.

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