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COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION EXPORT LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT
For the cost, as defined in section 13201 of the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990, including the cost of modifying loans, of guaranteed loans authorized by the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978, as amended, such sums as necessary.
In addition, for administrative expenses to carry out CCC's Export Guarantee Program, GSM 102 and GSM 103, $3,320,000.
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
(INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)
For necessary expenses of the Office of International Cooperation and Development to coordinate, plan, and direct activities involving international development, technical assistance and training, and international scientific and technical cooperation in the Department of Agriculture, including those authorized by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3291), $7,247,000: Provided, That not to exceed $3,000 of this amount shall be available for official reception and representation expenses as authorized by 7 U.S.C. 1766: Provided further, That in addition, funds available to the Department of Agriculture shall be available to assist an international organization in meeting the costs, including salaries, fringe benefits and other associated costs, related to the employment by the organization of Federal personnel that may transfer to the organization under the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 3581-3584, or of other well-qualified United States citizens, for the performance of activities that contribute to increased understanding of international agricultural issues, with transfer of funds for this purpose from one appropriation to another or to a single account authorized, such funds remaining available until expended: Provided further, That the Office may utilize advances of funds, or reimburse this appropriation for expenditures made on behalf of Federal agencies, public and private organizations and institutions under agreements executed pursuant to the agricultural food production assistance programs (7 U.S.C. 1736) and the foreign assistance programs of the International Development Cooperation Administration (22 U.S.C. 2392).
SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES OVERSEAS
(FOREIGN CURRENCY PROGRAM)
For payments in foreign currencies owed to or owned by the United States for research activities authorized by section 104(c)(7) of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1704(c)(7)), not to exceed $1,062,000: Provided, That not to exceed $25,000 of these funds shall be available for payments in foreign currencies for expenses of employment pursuant to the second sentence of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (7 U.S.C. 2225), as amended by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
TITLE VII-GENERAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 708.1 New obligational authority provided for the following appropriation items in this Act shall remain available until expended: Public Law 480;
SEC. 717. None of the funds in this Act shall be used to prevent or interfere with the right and obligation of the Commodity Credit Corporation to sell surplus agricultural commodities in world trade at competitive prices as authorized by law.
17 U.S.C. 2209b.
This Act may be cited as the "Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1992".
g. World Food Day-Proclamation
Public Law 102–134 [H.J.Res. 230], 105 Stat. 633, approved October 21, 1991 JOINT RESOLUTION Designating October 16, 1991, and October 16, 1992, each as "World Food Day".
Whereas hunger and malnutrition remain daily facts of life for hundreds of millions of people in the world;
Whereas the children of the world suffer the most serious effects of hunger and malnutrition, with millions of children dying each year from hunger-related illness and disease, and many others suffering permanent physical or mental impairment because of vitamin or protein deficiencies;
Whereas the United States has a long tradition of demonstrating humanitarian concern for the hungry and malnourished people of the world;
Whereas there is growing concern in the United States and in other countries for environmental protection and the dangers posed to future food security from misuse and overuse of precious natural resources of land, air, and water and the subsequent degradation of the biosphere;
Whereas efforts to resolve the world hunger problem are critical to the maintenance of world peace and, therefore, to the security of the United States;
Whereas the United States plays a major role in the development and implementation of interregional food and agricultural trade standards and practices, and recognizes the positive role that food trade can play in enhancing human nutrition and in the alleviation of hunger;
Whereas the United States, as the largest producer and trader of food in the world, plays a key role in assisting countries and people to improve their ability to feed themselves;
Whereas although progress has been made in reducing the incidence of hunger and malnutrition in the United States, certain groups, notably Native Americans, migrant workers, the elderly, the homeless, and children, remain vulnerable to malnutrition and related diseases;
Whereas the Congress is acutely aware of the paradox of enormous surplus production capacity in the United States despite the desperate need for food by people throughout the world; Whereas the United States and other countries should develop and continually evaluate national policies concerning food and nutrition to achieve the well-being and protection of all people and particularly those most vulnerable to malnutrition and related diseases;
Whereas the Congress is aware and fully supportive of the 1992 World Conference on Environment and Development and the forthcoming International Conference on Nutrition, and the in
fluence the decisions of these conferences may have on sustainable agricultural development and human well-being; Whereas private enterprise and the primacy of the independent family farmer have been basic to the development of an agricultural economy in the United States and have made the United States capable of meeting the food needs of most of the people of the United States;
Whereas conservation of natural resources is necessary for the United States to remain the largest producer of food in the world and to continue to aid hungry and malnourished people of the world;
Whereas participation by private voluntary organizations and businesses, working with national governments and the international community, is essential in the search for ways to increase food production in developing countries and improve food distribution to hungry and malnourished people;
Whereas the member nations of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations unanimously designated October 16 of each year as World Food Day because of the need to increase public awareness of world hunger problems;
Whereas past observances of World Food Day have been supported by proclamations by the Congress, the President, the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories and possessions of the United States, and by programs of the Department of Agriculture, other Federal departments and agencies, and the governments and peoples of more than 140 other nations;
Whereas nearly 450 private voluntary organizations and thousands of community leaders are participating in the planning of World Food Day observances in 1991, and a growing number of these organizations and leaders are using such day as a focal point for year-round programs; and
Whereas the people of the United States can express their concern for the plight of hungry and malnourished people throughout the world by fasting and donating food and money for such people: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That October 16, 1991, and October 16, 1992, are each designated as "World Food Day", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe World Food Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including worship services, fasting, education endeavors, and the establishment of year-round food and health programs and policies.
h. Agricultural Aid and Trade Missions Act
Partial text of Public Law 100-202 [Continuing Appropriations Act, 1988; H.J. Res. 395], 101 Stat. 1329-445, approved December 22, 1987; amended by Public Law 100-418 [Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, H.R. 4848], 102 Stat. 1107, approved August 23, 1988; and by Public Law 101-624 [Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990; S. 2830], 104 Stat. 3359, approved November 28, 1990
JOINT RESOLUTION Making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1988, and for other purposes.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That
The following sums are hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and out of applicable corporate or other revenues, receipts, and funds, for the several departments, agencies, corporations, and other organizational units of the Government for the fiscal year 1988, and for other purposes, namely:
Sec. 101. (a) *
AGRICULTURAL AID AND TRADE MISSIONS ACT 1
SEC. 1.2 AGRICULTURAL AID AND TRADE MISSIONS.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.-Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, under the chairmanship of the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of State, and the Administrator shall jointly establish agricultural aid and trade missions to eligible countries to encourage the countries to participate in those United States agricultural aid and trade programs for which they are eligible in accordance with section 2. (b) COMPOSITION.-A mission to an eligible country shall be composed of
(1) representatives of the Department of Agriculture, the Department of State, and the Agency for International Development, appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of State, and Administrator, respectively; and
1 Sec. 7 of the Agricultural Act of 1949, Amendment (Public Law 100-277; 102 Stat. 69) provided the following:
"SEC. 7. INAPPLICABILITY OF the federal advisory committee act tO AGRICULTURAL AID AND TRADE MISSIONS.
"Any agricultural aid and trade mission established under section 1 of the joint resolution entitled Joint resolution making further continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 1988, and for other purposes' approved December 22, 1987, under the heading ‘Agricultural Aid and Trade Missions Act', and any other activity under this section and sections 2 through 7 of such portion, shall not be considered an advisory committee for the purposes of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.".
27 U.S.C. 1736bb.