To require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a nonprofit corporation to be known as the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FOUNDATION FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE RESEARCH.
(a) Definitions.--In this section: (1) Board.--The term ``Board'' means the Board of Directors described in subsection (e). (2) Department.--The term ``Department'' means the Department of Agriculture. (3) Foundation.--The term ``Foundation'' means the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research established under subsection (b). (4) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Agriculture. (b) Establishment.-- (1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a nonprofit corporation to be known as the ``Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research''. (2) Status.-- (A) Tax-exempt status.--The Foundation shall be considered to be an entity described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of such Code. (B) Limitation.--The Foundation shall not be an agency or instrumentality of the United States Government. (c) Purposes.--The purposes of the Foundation shall be-- (1) to advance the research mission of the Department by supporting agricultural research activities focused on addressing key problems of national and international significance including-- (A) plant health, production, and plant products; (B) animal health, production, and products; (C) food safety, nutrition, and health; (D) renewable energy, natural resources, and the environment; (E) agricultural and food security; (F) agriculture systems and technology; and (G) agriculture economies and rural communities;...