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S. 541: Macadamia Tree Health Initiative Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 7, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 541

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 7, 2017

(for herself and Mr. Schatz) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to provide for a macadamia tree health initiative, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Macadamia Tree Health Initiative Act of 2017.

2.

Macadamia tree health initiative

Section 1672(d) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(11)

Macadamia tree health initiative

Research and extension grants may be made under this section for the purposes of—

(A)

developing and disseminating science-based tools and treatments to combat the macadamia felted coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei); and

(B)

establishing an areawide integrated pest management program in areas affected by, or areas at risk of being affected by, the macadamia felted coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei).

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