United States Code

USC most recently checked for updates: Mar 31, 2023

§ 590j.
In this chapter:
Agricultural commodity
The term “agricultural commodity” means—
an agricultural commodity; and
any regional or market classification, type, or grade of an agricultural commodity.
Technical assistance
In general

The term “technical assistance” means technical expertise, information, and tools necessary for the conservation of natural resources on land active in agricultural, forestry, or related uses.

The term “technical assistance” includes—
technical services provided directly to farmers, ranchers, and other eligible entities, such as conservation planning, technical consultation, and assistance with design and implementation of conservation practices; and
technical infrastructure, including activities, processes, tools, and agency functions needed to support delivery of technical services, such as technical standards, resource inventories, training, data, technology, monitoring, and effects analyses.
(Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, § 10, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1, 49 Stat. 1150; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title II, § 2802(b), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1085; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title II, § 2802(b), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1813.)
cite as: 16 USC 590j