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At the end of subtitle F of title VII, add the following:
SEC. 7__X. VITICULTURE STUDY AND REPORT.
(1) IN GENERAL.--The Secretary shall conduct a study of the ways in which the projected changes in climate conditions, including projected increase in global temperature, during the 25-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act will--
(A) change the vineyard suitability of the 10 largest wine-producing States with respect to vineyard location and varieties of grape grown; and
(B) cause vineyard grape growers to change vineyard management practices.
(2) SURVEY.--The study under paragraph (1) shall include a survey of the state of plant breeding science that could allow cultivars or rootstocks to better adapt to warmer environments and soil conditions expected as a result of the projected change in climate conditions described in paragraph (1).
(b) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report describing the results of the study under subsection (a), including recommendations of the Secretary, if any, regarding whether increased granular modeling of the climate of grape-growing regions should be required to mitigate the impacts
of the projected changes in climate conditions, including projected increase in global temperature, on viticulture in the United States.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Nov 15, 2007.)