S. 2782 (109th): National Institute of Food and Agriculture Act of 2006

May 10, 2006 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 5832 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 19, 2006

James “Jim” Talent
Senator from Missouri
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May 10, 2006
34 pages
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H.R. 5832 (Related)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture Act of 2006

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 19, 2006


This bill was introduced on May 10, 2006, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 10, 2006
Referred to Committee May 10, 2006
Full Title

A bill to establish the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to provide funding for the support of fundamental agricultural research of the highest quality, and for other purposes.


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3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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National Institute of Food and Agriculture Act of 2006 - Establishes within the Department of Agriculture the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, which shall be an agency composed of a Director (who shall be a scientist) and a Standing Council of Advisors.
Authorizes the Director to establish standing committees.
Requires the Director to establish:
(1) an Office of Advanced Science and Application which shall monitor national needs and advances in research to identify problems for which solutions are realistically achievable through research;
(2) an Office of Scientific Assessment and Liaison which shall monitor programs and expenditures;
(3) an Office of Scientific Personnel which shall assess the number of, and need for additional, agricultural scientists in the United States.
Directs the Institute to provide grants to support and promote the highest quality of fundamental agricultural research, including grants to fund research proposals submitted by: (1) individual scientists; (2) research centers composed of a single institution or multiple institutions; and (3) other individuals and entities from the private and public sectors, including Department and other federal researchers.

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