United States Code

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§ 612c–4.
Purchase of specialty crops
(a)
General purchase authority

Of the funds made available under section 612c of this title, for fiscal year 2002 and each subsequent fiscal year, the Secretary of Agriculture shall use not less than $200,000,000 each fiscal year to purchase fruits, vegetables, and other specialty food crops.

(b)
Purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to schools and service institutions

The Secretary of Agriculture shall purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for distribution to schools and service institutions in accordance with section 1755(a) of title 42 using, of the amount specified in subsection (a), not less than $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2023.

(c)
Definitions

In this section, the terms “fruits”, “vegetables”, and “other specialty food crops” shall have the meaning given the terms by the Secretary of Agriculture.

(Pub. L. 107–171, title X, § 10603, May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 511; Pub. L. 110–234, title IV, § 4404(c), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1138; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title IV, § 4404(c), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1899; Pub. L. 113–79, title IV, § 4201, Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 821; Pub. L. 115–334, title IV, § 4202, Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4655.)
cite as: 7 USC 612c-4