7 USC 3003: Survey
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7 USC 3003: Survey Text contains those laws in effect on June 22, 2024

§3003. Survey

(a) In general

The Secretary shall provide, through the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture, or whatever agency or agencies the Secretary considers appropriate, an annual survey of existing methods of direct marketing from farmers to consumers in each State.

(b) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are necessary to carry out this section.

( Pub. L. 94–463, §4, Oct. 8, 1976, 90 Stat. 1982 ; Pub. L. 107–171, title X, §10605(b)(1), May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 513 ; Pub. L. 115–334, title X, §10102(c)(5)(A), Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4898 .)

Editorial Notes


2018-Pub. L. 115–334 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).

2002-Pub. L. 107–171 substituted "an annual survey" for "a continuing survey" and struck out at end "The initial survey, which shall be completed no later than one year following October 8, 1976, shall include the number of types of such marketing methods in existence, the volume of business conducted through each such marketing method, and the impact of such marketing methods upon financial returns to farmers (including their impact upon improving the economic viability of small farmers) and food quality and costs to consumers."