S.2274 - A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a nonprofit corporation to be known as the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.

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  • Official: A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a nonprofit corporation to be known as the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to: (1) advance USDA's research mission by supporting agricultural research focused on addressing key problems of national and international significance; and (2) foster collaborat

Official Summary

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research to:
(1) advance USDA's research mission by supporting agricultural research focused on addressing key problems of national and international significance; and
(2) foster collaboration with agricultural researchers from the federal government, institutions of higher education, industry, and nonprofit organizations. Directs the Foundation to:
(1) award grants to, or enter into contracts or cooperative agreements with, scientists and entities to advance Foundation goals;
(2) identify and coordinate existing and proposed federal research and development programs relating to Foundation purposes;
(3) identify unmet and emerging agricultural research needs;
(4) facilitate technology transfer and information release to the agricultural research community; and
(5) promote the development of the next generation of agricultural research scientists.

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