S 954 ES

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 954


AN ACT

To reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--COMMODITY PROGRAMS

Subtitle A--Repeals and Reforms

Subtitle B--Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments

Subtitle C--Sugar

Subtitle D--Dairy

Part I--Dairy Production Margin Protection and Dairy Market Stabilization Programs

subpart a--dairy production margin protection program

subpart b--dairy market stabilization program

subpart c--administration

Part II--Dairy Market Transparency

Part III--Repeal or Reauthorization of Other Dairy-Related Provisions

Part IV--Federal Milk Marketing Order Reform

Part V--Effective Date

Subtitle E--Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs

Subtitle F--Administration

TITLE II--CONSERVATION

Subtitle A--Conservation Reserve Program

Subtitle B--Conservation Stewardship Program

Subtitle C--Environmental Quality Incentives Program

Subtitle D--Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

Subtitle E--Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Subtitle F--Other Conservation Programs

Subtitle G--Funding and Administration

Subtitle H--Repeal of Superseded Program Authorities and Transitional Provisions

TITLE III--TRADE

Subtitle A--Food for Peace Act

Subtitle B--Agricultural Trade Act of 1978

Subtitle C--Other Agricultural Trade Laws

TITLE IV--NUTRITION

Subtitle A--Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Subtitle B--Commodity Distribution Programs

Subtitle C--Miscellaneous

TITLE V--CREDIT

Subtitle A--Farmer Loans, Servicing, and Other Assistance Under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act

Subtitle B--Miscellaneous

TITLE VI--RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Subtitle A--Reorganization of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act

Subtitle B--Rural Electrification

Subtitle C--Miscellaneous

TITLE VII--RESEARCH, EXTENSION, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle A--National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977

Subtitle B--Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990

Subtitle C--Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998

Subtitle D--Other Laws

Subtitle E--Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

Part I--Agricultural Security

Part II--Miscellaneous

Subtitle F--Miscellaneous

TITLE VIII--FORESTRY

Subtitle A--Repeal of Certain Forestry Programs

Subtitle B--Reauthorization of Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 Programs

Subtitle C--Reauthorization of Other Forestry-Related Laws

Subtitle D--Miscellaneous Provisions

TITLE IX--ENERGY

TITLE X--HORTICULTURE

TITLE XI--CROP INSURANCE

TITLE XII--MISCELLANEOUS

Subtitle A--Socially Disadvantaged Producers and Limited Resource Producers

Subtitle B--Livestock

Subtitle C--Other Miscellaneous Provisions

SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF SECRETARY.

TITLE I--COMMODITY PROGRAMS

Subtitle A--Repeals and Reforms

SEC. 1101. REPEAL OF DIRECT PAYMENTS.

SEC. 1102. REPEAL OF COUNTER-CYCLICAL PAYMENTS.

SEC. 1103. REPEAL OF AVERAGE CROP REVENUE ELECTION PROGRAM.

SEC. 1104. DEFINITIONS.

(aa) the average proportion that--

(AA) the total number of acres planted to covered commodities and upland cotton in the county for crop years 2009 through 2012; bears to

(BB) the total number of all acres of covered commodities, grassland, and upland cotton acres in the county for the same crop years; by

(bb) the total acres for which coverage has expired, voluntarily terminated, or been released under the conservation reserve contract.

SEC. 1105. BASE ACRES.

(aa) A conservation reserve contract entered into under section 1231 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831) with respect to the peanut base acres on the farm expires or is voluntarily terminated.

(bb) Peanut cropland is released from coverage under a conservation reserve contract by the Secretary.

SEC. 1106. PAYMENT YIELDS.

(aa) the difference between the average yield and the payment yield; by

(bb) the percent of rice planted on the base acres of rice on the farm, on average.

SEC. 1107. AVAILABILITY OF ADVERSE MARKET PAYMENTS.

SEC. 1108. AGRICULTURE RISK COVERAGE.

SEC. 1109. PRODUCER AGREEMENT REQUIRED AS CONDITION OF PROVISION OF PAYMENTS.

SEC. 1110. PERIOD OF EFFECTIVENESS.

Subtitle B--Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments

SEC. 1201. AVAILABILITY OF NONRECOURSE MARKETING ASSISTANCE LOANS FOR LOAN COMMODITIES.

SEC. 1202. LOAN RATES FOR NONRECOURSE MARKETING ASSISTANCE LOANS.

SEC. 1203. TERM OF LOANS.

SEC. 1204. REPAYMENT OF LOANS.

SEC. 1205. LOAN DEFICIENCY PAYMENTS.

SEC. 1206. PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF LOAN DEFICIENCY PAYMENTS FOR GRAZED ACREAGE.

SEC. 1207. ECONOMIC ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE TO USERS OF UPLAND COTTON.

SEC. 1208. SPECIAL COMPETITIVE PROVISIONS FOR EXTRA LONG STAPLE COTTON.

SEC. 1209. AVAILABILITY OF RECOURSE LOANS FOR HIGH MOISTURE FEED GRAINS AND SEED COTTON.

SEC. 1210. ADJUSTMENTS OF LOANS.

Subtitle C--Sugar

SEC. 1301. SUGAR PROGRAM.

Subtitle D--Dairy

PART I--DAIRY PRODUCTION MARGIN PROTECTION AND DAIRY MARKET STABILIZATION PROGRAMS

SEC. 1401. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 1402. CALCULATION OF AVERAGE FEED COST AND ACTUAL DAIRY PRODUCTION MARGINS.

Subpart A--Dairy Production Margin Protection Program

SEC. 1411. ESTABLISHMENT OF DAIRY PRODUCTION MARGIN PROTECTION PROGRAM.

SEC. 1412. PARTICIPATION OF DAIRY OPERATIONS IN PRODUCTION MARGIN PROTECTION PROGRAM.

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Pounds Marketed (in millions) Administration Fee 
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                   ess than 1               $100 
                       1 to 5               $250 
            more than 5 to 10               $350 
           more than 10 to 40             $1,000 
                 more than 40            $2,500. 
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SEC. 1413. PRODUCTION HISTORY OF PARTICIPATING DAIRY OPERATIONS.

SEC. 1414. BASIC PRODUCTION MARGIN PROTECTION.

SEC. 1415. SUPPLEMENTAL PRODUCTION MARGIN PROTECTION.

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Coverage Level Premium per Cwt. 
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         $4.50            $0.01 
         $5.00            $0.02 
         $5.50           $0.035 
         $6.00           $0.045 
         $6.50            $0.09 
         $7.00            $0.40 
         $7.50            $0.60 
         $8.00           $0.95. 
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Coverage Level Premium per Cwt. 
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         $4.50            $0.02 
         $5.00            $0.04 
         $5.50            $0.10 
         $6.00            $0.15 
         $6.50            $0.29 
         $7.00            $0.62 
         $7.50            $0.83 
         $8.00           $1.06. 
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SEC. 1416. EFFECT OF FAILURE TO PAY ADMINISTRATION FEES OR PREMIUMS.

Subpart B--Dairy Market Stabilization Program

SEC. 1431. ESTABLISHMENT OF DAIRY MARKET STABILIZATION PROGRAM.

SEC. 1432. THRESHOLD FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REDUCTION IN DAIRY PAYMENTS.

SEC. 1433. MILK MARKETINGS INFORMATION.

SEC. 1434. CALCULATION AND COLLECTION OF REDUCED DAIRY OPERATION PAYMENTS.

SEC. 1435. REMITTING FUNDS TO THE SECRETARY AND USE OF FUNDS.

SEC. 1436. SUSPENSION OF REDUCED PAYMENT REQUIREMENT.

SEC. 1437. ENFORCEMENT.

SEC. 1438. AUDIT REQUIREMENTS.

SEC. 1439. STUDY; REPORT.

Subpart C--Administration

SEC. 1451. DURATION.

SEC. 1452. ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT.

PART II--DAIRY MARKET TRANSPARENCY

SEC. 1461. DAIRY PRODUCT MANDATORY REPORTING.

SEC. 1462. FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDER PROGRAM PRE-HEARING PROCEDURE FOR CLASS III PRICING.

PART III--REPEAL OR REAUTHORIZATION OF OTHER DAIRY-RELATED PROVISIONS

SEC. 1471. REPEAL OF DAIRY PRODUCT PRICE SUPPORT AND MILK INCOME LOSS CONTRACT PROGRAMS.

SEC. 1472. REPEAL OF DAIRY EXPORT INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

SEC. 1473. EXTENSION OF DAIRY FORWARD PRICING PROGRAM.

SEC. 1474. EXTENSION OF DAIRY INDEMNITY PROGRAM.

SEC. 1475. EXTENSION OF DAIRY PROMOTION AND RESEARCH PROGRAM.

SEC. 1476. EXTENSION OF FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDER REVIEW COMMISSION.

PART IV--FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDER REFORM

SEC. 1481. FEDERAL MILK MARKETING ORDERS.

PART V--EFFECTIVE DATE

SEC. 1491. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Subtitle E--Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs

SEC. 1501. SUPPLEMENTAL AGRICULTURAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.

(aa) the current production year; or

(bb) subject to paragraph (4)(B)(ii), 1 or both of the 2 production years immediately preceding the current production year.

(aa) the national average corn price per bushel for the 12-month period immediately preceding March 1 of the year for which the disaster assistance is calculated; or

(bb) the average national marketing year average corn price per bushel for the most recent 5 crop years, excluding each of the crop years with the highest and lowest prices; by

(aa) in an amount equal to 2 monthly payments using the monthly payment rate determined under subparagraph (B); or

(bb) if the county is rated as having a D3 (extreme drought) intensity in any area of the county for at least 4 weeks during the normal grazing period for the county, or is rated as having a D4 (exceptional drought) intensity in any area of the county at any time during the normal grazing period, in an amount equal to 3 monthly payments using the monthly payment rate determined under subparagraph (B).

Subtitle F--Administration

SEC. 1601. ADMINISTRATION GENERALLY.

SEC. 1602. SUSPENSION OF PERMANENT PRICE SUPPORT AUTHORITY.

SEC. 1603. PAYMENT LIMITATIONS.

SEC. 1604. PAYMENTS LIMITED TO ACTIVE FARMERS.

SEC. 1605. ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME LIMITATION.

SEC. 1606. GEOGRAPHICALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMERS AND RANCHERS.

SEC. 1607. PERSONAL LIABILITY OF PRODUCERS FOR DEFICIENCIES.

SEC. 1608. PREVENTION OF DECEASED INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING PAYMENTS UNDER FARM COMMODITY PROGRAMS.

SEC. 1609. APPEALS.

SEC. 1610. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

SEC. 1611. ASSIGNMENT OF PAYMENTS.

SEC. 1612. TRACKING OF BENEFITS.

SEC. 1613. SIGNATURE AUTHORITY.

SEC. 1614. IMPLEMENTATION.

TITLE II--CONSERVATION

Subtitle A--Conservation Reserve Program

SEC. 2001. EXTENSION AND ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS OF CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM.

SEC. 2002. FARMABLE WETLAND PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 1231B. FARMABLE WETLAND PROGRAM.’;

SEC. 2003. DUTIES OF OWNERS AND OPERATORS.

SEC. 2004. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.

‘SEC. 1233. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.

SEC. 2005. PAYMENTS.

SEC. 2006. CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS.

SEC. 2007. CONVERSION OF LAND SUBJECT TO CONTRACT TO OTHER CONSERVING USES.

SEC. 2008. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Subtitle B--Conservation Stewardship Program

SEC. 2101. CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM.

‘Subchapter B--Conservation Stewardship Program

‘SEC. 1238D. DEFINITIONS.

‘SEC. 1238E. CONSERVATION STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 1238F. STEWARDSHIP CONTRACTS.

‘SEC. 1238G. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.

Subtitle C--Environmental Quality Incentives Program

SEC. 2201. PURPOSES.

SEC. 2202. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 2203. ESTABLISHMENT AND ADMINISTRATION.

SEC. 2204. EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS.

SEC. 2205. DUTIES OF PRODUCERS.

SEC. 2206. LIMITATION ON PAYMENTS.

SEC. 2207. CONSERVATION INNOVATION GRANTS AND PAYMENTS.

SEC. 2208. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Subtitle D--Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

SEC. 2301. AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM.

‘Subtitle H--Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

‘SEC. 1265. ESTABLISHMENT AND PURPOSES.

‘SEC. 1265A. DEFINITIONS.

‘(aa) further a State or local policy; or

‘(bb) conserve grassland or agricultural landscapes of significant ecological value; and

‘SEC. 1265B. AGRICULTURAL LAND EASEMENTS.

‘SEC. 1265C. WETLAND RESERVE EASEMENTS.

‘(aa) to comply with Federal or State noxious weed control laws;

‘(bb) to comply with a Federal or State emergency pest treatment program; or

‘(cc) to meet habitat needs of specific wildlife species;

‘SEC. 1265D. ADMINISTRATION.

Subtitle E--Regional Conservation Partnership Program

SEC. 2401. REGIONAL CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

‘Subtitle I--Regional Conservation Partnership Program

‘SEC. 1271. ESTABLISHMENT AND PURPOSES.

‘SEC. 1271A. DEFINITIONS.

‘SEC. 1271B. REGIONAL CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIPS.

‘SEC. 1271C. ASSISTANCE TO PRODUCERS.

‘SEC. 1271D. FUNDING.

‘SEC. 1271E. ADMINISTRATION.

‘SEC. 1271F. CRITICAL CONSERVATION AREAS.

Subtitle F--Other Conservation Programs

SEC. 2501. CONSERVATION OF PRIVATE GRAZING LAND.

SEC. 2502. GRASSROOTS SOURCE WATER PROTECTION PROGRAM.

SEC. 2503. VOLUNTARY PUBLIC ACCESS AND HABITAT INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

SEC. 2504. AGRICULTURE CONSERVATION EXPERIENCED SERVICES PROGRAM.

SEC. 2505. SMALL WATERSHED REHABILITATION PROGRAM.

SEC. 2506. EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 402. EMERGENCY MEASURES.

SEC. 2507. TERMINAL LAKES ASSISTANCE.

‘SEC. 2507. TERMINAL LAKES ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 2508. STUDY OF POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WETLAND MITIGATION PROCESS.

SEC. 2509. SOIL AND WATER RESOURCE CONSERVATION.

Subtitle G--Funding and Administration

SEC. 2601. FUNDING.

SEC. 2602. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 2603. REGIONAL EQUITY.

SEC. 2604. RESERVATION OF FUNDS TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO CERTAIN FARMERS OR RANCHERS FOR CONSERVATION ACCESS.

SEC. 2605. ANNUAL REPORT ON PROGRAM ENROLLMENTS AND ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 2606. ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSERVATION PROGRAMS.

SEC. 2607. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.

‘SEC. 1246. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 2608. STANDARDS FOR STATE TECHNICAL COMMITTEES.

SEC. 2609. HIGHLY ERODIBLE LAND AND WETLAND CONSERVATION FOR CROP INSURANCE.

SEC. 2610. ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME LIMITATION FOR CONSERVATION PROGRAMS.

Subtitle H--Repeal of Superseded Program Authorities and Transitional Provisions

SEC. 2701. COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM.

SEC. 2702. EMERGENCY FORESTRY CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM.

SEC. 2703. WETLANDS RESERVE PROGRAM.

SEC. 2704. FARMLAND PROTECTION PROGRAM AND FARM VIABILITY PROGRAM.

SEC. 2705. GRASSLAND RESERVE PROGRAM.

SEC. 2706. AGRICULTURAL WATER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM.

SEC. 2707. WILDLIFE HABITAT INCENTIVE PROGRAM.

SEC. 2708. GREAT LAKES BASIN PROGRAM.

SEC. 2709. CHESAPEAKE BAY WATERSHED PROGRAM.

SEC. 2710. COOPERATIVE CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE.

SEC. 2711. ENVIRONMENTAL EASEMENT PROGRAM.

SEC. 2712. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.

TITLE III--TRADE

Subtitle A--Food for Peace Act

SEC. 3001. SET-ASIDE FOR SUPPORT FOR ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH WHICH NONEMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED.

SEC. 3002. FOOD AID QUALITY.

SEC. 3003. MINIMUM LEVELS OF ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 3004. REAUTHORIZATION OF FOOD AID CONSULTATIVE GROUP.

SEC. 3005. OVERSIGHT, MONITORING, AND EVALUATION OF FOOD FOR PEACE ACT PROGRAMS.

SEC. 3006. ASSISTANCE FOR STOCKPILING AND RAPID TRANSPORTATION, DELIVERY, AND DISTRIBUTION OF SHELF-STABLE PREPACKAGED FOODS.

SEC. 3007. LIMITATION ON TOTAL VOLUME OF COMMODITIES MONETIZED.

SEC. 3008. FLEXIBILITY.

SEC. 3009. PROCUREMENT, TRANSPORTATION, TESTING, AND STORAGE OF AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES FOR PREPOSITIONING IN THE UNITED STATES AND FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

SEC. 3010. DEADLINE FOR AGREEMENTS TO FINANCE SALES OR TO PROVIDE OTHER ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 3011. MINIMUM LEVEL OF NONEMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 3012. COORDINATION OF FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS REPORT.

SEC. 3013. MICRONUTRIENT FORTIFICATION PROGRAMS.

SEC. 3014. JOHN OGONOWSKI AND DOUG BEREUTER FARMER-TO-FARMER PROGRAM.

SEC. 3015. PROHIBITION ON ASSISTANCE FOR NORTH KOREA.

Subtitle B--Agricultural Trade Act of 1978

SEC. 3101. EXPORT CREDIT GUARANTEE PROGRAMS.

SEC. 3102. FUNDING FOR MARKET ACCESS PROGRAM.

SEC. 3103. FOREIGN MARKET DEVELOPMENT COOPERATOR PROGRAM.

Subtitle C--Other Agricultural Trade Laws

SEC. 3201. FOOD FOR PROGRESS ACT OF 1985.

SEC. 3202. BILL EMERSON HUMANITARIAN TRUST.

SEC. 3203. PROMOTION OF AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS TO EMERGING MARKETS.

SEC. 3204. MCGOVERN-DOLE INTERNATIONAL FOOD FOR EDUCATION AND CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM.

SEC. 3205. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR SPECIALTY CROPS.

SEC. 3206. GLOBAL CROP DIVERSITY TRUST.

SEC. 3207. LOCAL AND REGIONAL FOOD AID PROCUREMENT PROJECTS.

SEC. 3208. DONALD PAYNE HORN OF AFRICA FOOD RESILIENCE PROGRAM.

SEC. 3209. UNDER SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE FOR TRADE AND FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS.

TITLE IV--NUTRITION

Subtitle A--Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

SEC. 4001. ACCESS TO GROCERY DELIVERY FOR HOMEBOUND SENIORS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE BENEFITS.

SEC. 4002. FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM ON INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

SEC. 4003. STANDARD UTILITY ALLOWANCES BASED ON THE RECEIPT OF ENERGY ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.

SEC. 4004. ELIGIBILITY DISQUALIFICATIONS.

SEC. 4005. ENDING SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS FOR LOTTERY OR GAMBLING WINNERS.

SEC. 4006. RETAIL FOOD STORES.

SEC. 4007. IMPROVING SECURITY OF FOOD ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 4008. TECHNOLOGY MODERNIZATION FOR RETAIL FOOD STORES.

SEC. 4009. USE OF BENEFITS FOR PURCHASE OF COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE SHARE.

SEC. 4010. RESTAURANT MEALS PROGRAM.

SEC. 4011. QUALITY CONTROL STANDARDS.

SEC. 4012. PERFORMANCE BONUS PAYMENTS.

SEC. 4013. FUNDING OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS.

SEC. 4014. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 4015. ASSISTANCE FOR COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECTS.

SEC. 4016. EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 4017. NUTRITION EDUCATION.

SEC. 4018. RETAIL FOOD STORE AND RECIPIENT TRAFFICKING.

‘SEC. 29. RETAIL FOOD STORE AND RECIPIENT TRAFFICKING.

SEC. 4019. TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

SEC. 4020. ELIGIBILITY DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR CERTAIN CONVICTED FELONS.

Subtitle B--Commodity Distribution Programs

SEC. 4101. COMMODITY DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM.

SEC. 4102. COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM.

SEC. 4103. DISTRIBUTION OF SURPLUS COMMODITIES TO SPECIAL NUTRITION PROJECTS.

SEC. 4104. PROCESSING OF COMMODITIES.

Subtitle C--Miscellaneous

SEC. 4201. PURCHASE OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR DISTRIBUTION TO SCHOOLS AND SERVICE INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 4202. SENIORS FARMERS’ MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.

SEC. 4203. NUTRITION INFORMATION AND AWARENESS PILOT PROGRAM.

SEC. 4204. HUNGER-FREE COMMUNITIES.

‘SEC. 4405. HUNGER-FREE COMMUNITIES.

SEC. 4205. HEALTHY FOOD FINANCING INITIATIVE.

‘SEC. 242. HEALTHY FOOD FINANCING INITIATIVE.

SEC. 4206. PULSE CROP PRODUCTS.

SEC. 4207. DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS.

SEC. 4208. PURCHASES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED FOODS.

SEC. 4209. MULTIAGENCY TASK FORCE.

‘SEC. 243. MULTIAGENCY TASK FORCE.

SEC. 4210. FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 244. FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM.

TITLE V--CREDIT

Subtitle A--Farmer Loans, Servicing, and Other Assistance Under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act

SEC. 5001. FARMER LOANS, SERVICING, AND OTHER ASSISTANCE UNDER THE CONSOLIDATED FARM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ACT.

‘Subtitle A--Farmer Loans, Servicing, and Other Assistance

‘CHAPTER 1--FARM OWNERSHIP LOANS

‘SEC. 3101. FARM OWNERSHIP LOANS.

‘SEC. 3102. PURPOSES OF LOANS.

‘SEC. 3103. CONSERVATION LOAN AND LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 3104. LOAN MAXIMUMS.

‘SEC. 3105. REPAYMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR FARM OWNERSHIP LOANS.

‘SEC. 3106. LIMITED-RESOURCE LOANS.

‘SEC. 3107. DOWNPAYMENT LOAN PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 3108. BEGINNING FARMER AND SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED FARMER CONTRACT LAND SALES PROGRAM.

‘CHAPTER 2--OPERATING LOANS

‘SEC. 3201. OPERATING LOANS.

‘SEC. 3202. PURPOSES OF LOANS.

‘SEC. 3203. RESTRICTIONS ON LOANS.

‘SEC. 3204. TERMS OF LOANS.

‘CHAPTER 3--EMERGENCY LOANS

‘SEC. 3301. EMERGENCY LOANS.

‘SEC. 3302. PURPOSES OF LOANS.

‘SEC. 3303. TERMS OF LOANS.

‘SEC. 3304. PRODUCTION LOSSES.

‘CHAPTER 4--GENERAL FARMER LOAN PROVISIONS

‘SEC. 3401. AGRICULTURAL CREDIT INSURANCE FUND.

‘SEC. 3402. GUARANTEED FARMER LOANS.

‘SEC. 3403. PROVISION OF INFORMATION TO BORROWERS.

‘SEC. 3404. NOTICE OF LOAN SERVICE PROGRAMS.

‘SEC. 3405. PLANTING AND PRODUCTION HISTORY GUIDELINES.

‘SEC. 3406. SPECIAL CONDITIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON LOANS.

‘SEC. 3407. GRADUATION OF BORROWERS.

‘SEC. 3408. DEBT ADJUSTMENT AND CREDIT COUNSELING.

‘SEC. 3409. SECURITY SERVICING.

‘SEC. 3410. CONTRACTS ON LOAN SECURITY PROPERTIES.

‘SEC. 3411. DEBT RESTRUCTURING AND LOAN SERVICING.

‘SEC. 3412. RELIEF FOR MOBILIZED MILITARY RESERVISTS FROM CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL LOAN OBLIGATIONS.

‘SEC. 3413. INTEREST RATE REDUCTION PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 3414. HOMESTEAD PROPERTY.

‘SEC. 3415. TRANSFER OF INVENTORY LAND.

‘SEC. 3416. TARGET PARTICIPATION RATES.

‘SEC. 3417. COMPROMISE OR ADJUSTMENT OF DEBTS OR CLAIMS BY GUARANTEED LENDER.

‘SEC. 3418. WAIVER OF MEDIATION RIGHTS BY BORROWERS.

‘SEC. 3419. BORROWER TRAINING.

‘SEC. 3420. LOAN ASSESSMENTS.

‘SEC. 3421. SUPERVISED CREDIT.

‘SEC. 3422. MARKET PLACEMENT.

‘SEC. 3423. RECORDKEEPING OF LOANS BY GENDER OF BORROWER.

‘SEC. 3424. CROP INSURANCE REQUIREMENT.

‘SEC. 3425. LOAN AND LOAN SERVICING LIMITATIONS.

‘SEC. 3426. SHORT FORM CERTIFICATION OF FARM PROGRAM BORROWER COMPLIANCE.

‘SEC. 3427. UNDERWRITING FORMS AND STANDARDS.

‘SEC. 3428. BEGINNING FARMER INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS PILOT PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 3429. FARMER LOAN PILOT PROJECTS.

‘SEC. 3430. PROHIBITION ON USE OF LOANS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.

‘SEC. 3431. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS AND ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.

Subtitle B--Miscellaneous

SEC. 5101. STATE AGRICULTURAL MEDIATION PROGRAMS.

SEC. 5102. LOANS TO PURCHASERS OF HIGHLY FRACTIONATED LAND.

SEC. 5103. REMOVAL OF DUPLICATIVE APPRAISALS.

SEC. 5104. COMPENSATION DISCLOSURE BY FARM CREDIT SYSTEM INSTITUTIONS.

TITLE VI--RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Subtitle A--Reorganization of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act

SEC. 6001. REORGANIZATION OF THE CONSOLIDATED FARM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT ACT.

‘TITLE III--AGRICULTURAL CREDIT

‘SEC. 3001. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

‘TITLE III--AGRICULTURAL CREDIT

‘Subtitle A--Farmer Loans, Servicing, and Other Assistance

‘Chapter 1--Farm Ownership Loans

‘Chapter 2--Operating Loans

‘Chapter 3--Emergency Loans

‘Chapter 4--General Farmer Loan Provisions

‘Subtitle B--Rural Development

‘Chapter 1--Rural Community Programs

‘Chapter 2--Rural Business and Cooperative Development

‘Chapter 3--General Rural Development Provisions

‘Chapter 4--Delta Regional Authority

‘Chapter 5--Northern Great Plains Regional Authority

‘Subtitle C--General Provisions

‘SEC. 3002. DEFINITIONS.

‘(aa) chronic unemployment in excess of statewide averages;

‘(bb) sudden loss of employment from natural disaster or the loss of a significant employer in the area; or

‘(cc) chronic poverty demonstrated at the census block or county level compared to statewide median household income; and

‘Subtitle B--Rural Development

‘CHAPTER 1--RURAL COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

‘SEC. 3501. WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL LOANS, LOAN GUARANTEES, AND GRANTS.

‘(aa) the per capita income of the residents of which is not more than 70 percent of the national average per capita income, as determined by the Department of Commerce; and

‘(bb) the unemployment rate of the residents of which is not less than 125 percent of the national average unemployment rate, as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

‘(aa) a rural area that was recognized as a colonia as of October 1, 1989; or

‘(bb) an area described under subclause (II), (III), or (VI) of clause (i).

‘SEC. 3502. COMMUNITY FACILITIES LOANS, LOAN GUARANTEES, AND GRANTS.

‘SEC. 3503. HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

‘CHAPTER 2--RURAL BUSINESS AND COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT

‘SEC. 3601. BUSINESS PROGRAMS.

‘(aa) no microenterprise development organization serves the Indian tribe; and

‘(bb) no rural microentrepreneur assistance program exists under the jurisdiction of the Indian tribe;

‘(aa) be for a term not to exceed 20 years; and

‘(bb) bear an annual interest rate of at least 1 percent.

‘(aa) establish a loan loss reserve fund; and

‘(bb) maintain the reserve fund in an amount equal to at least 5 percent of the outstanding balance of such loans owed by the microenterprise development organization, until all obligations owed to the Secretary under this subparagraph are repaid.

‘(aa) to provide training and technical assistance, and other related services to rural microentrepreneurs; and

‘(bb) to carry out such other projects and activities as the Secretary determines appropriate to further the purposes of the program.

‘(aa) place an emphasis on microenterprise development organizations that serve microentrepreneurs that are located in rural areas that have suffered significant outward migration, as determined by the Secretary; and

‘(bb) ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that grant recipients include microenterprise development organizations of varying sizes and that serve racially and ethnically diverse populations.

‘(aa) received a loan from the microenterprise development organization under subparagraph (B)(iii); or

‘(bb) are seeking a loan from the microenterprise development organization under subparagraph (B)(iii).

‘SEC. 3602. RURAL BUSINESS INVESTMENT PROGRAM.

‘(aa) reasonably projects profitable operations; and

‘(bb) has a reasonable timetable for achieving a level of private capital that satisfies the requirements of subsection (i)(3).

‘CHAPTER 3--GENERAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROVISIONS

‘SEC. 3701. GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR LOANS AND GRANTS.

‘SEC. 3702. STRATEGIC ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

‘SEC. 3703. GUARANTEED RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOANS.

‘SEC. 3704. RURAL DEVELOPMENT INSURANCE FUND.

‘SEC. 3705. RURAL ECONOMIC AREA PARTNERSHIP ZONES.

‘SEC. 3706. STREAMLINING APPLICATIONS AND IMPROVING ACCESSIBILITY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

‘SEC. 3707. STATE RURAL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP.

‘CHAPTER 4--DELTA REGIONAL AUTHORITY

‘SEC. 3801. DEFINITIONS.

‘SEC. 3802. DELTA REGIONAL AUTHORITY.

‘SEC. 3803. ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS.

‘SEC. 3804. SUPPLEMENTS TO FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS.

‘SEC. 3805. LOCAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS; CERTIFICATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

‘SEC. 3806. DISTRESSED COUNTIES AND AREAS AND NONDISTRESSED COUNTIES.

‘SEC. 3807. DEVELOPMENT PLANNING PROCESS.

‘SEC. 3808. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CRITERIA.

‘SEC. 3809. APPROVAL OF DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND PROJECTS.

‘SEC. 3810. CONSENT OF STATES.

‘SEC. 3811. RECORDS.

‘SEC. 3812. ANNUAL REPORT.

‘SEC. 3813. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

‘SEC. 3814. TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.

‘CHAPTER 5--NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS REGIONAL AUTHORITY

‘SEC. 3821. DEFINITIONS.

‘SEC. 3822. NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS REGIONAL AUTHORITY.

‘SEC. 3823. INTERSTATE COOPERATION FOR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND EFFICIENCY.

‘SEC. 3824. ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS.

‘SEC. 3825. SUPPLEMENTS TO FEDERAL GRANT PROGRAMS.

‘SEC. 3826. MULTISTATE AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS AND ORGANIZATIONS AND NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS INC.

‘SEC. 3827. DISTRESSED COUNTIES AND AREAS AND NONDISTRESSED COUNTIES.

‘SEC. 3828. DEVELOPMENT PLANNING PROCESS.

‘SEC. 3829. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CRITERIA.

‘SEC. 3830. APPROVAL OF DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND PROJECTS.

‘SEC. 3831. CONSENT OF STATES.

‘SEC. 3832. RECORDS.

‘SEC. 3833. ANNUAL REPORT.

‘SEC. 3834. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

‘SEC. 3835. TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.

‘Subtitle C--General Provisions

‘SEC. 3901. FULL FAITH AND CREDIT.

‘SEC. 3902. PURCHASE AND SALE OF GUARANTEED PORTIONS OF LOANS.

‘SEC. 3903. ADMINISTRATION.

‘SEC. 3904. LOAN MORATORIUM AND POLICY ON FORECLOSURES.

‘SEC. 3905. OIL AND GAS ROYALTY PAYMENTS ON LOANS.

‘SEC. 3906. TAXATION.

‘SEC. 3907. CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

‘SEC. 3908. LOAN SUMMARY STATEMENTS.

‘SEC. 3909. CERTIFIED LENDERS PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 3910. LOANS TO RESIDENT ALIENS.

‘SEC. 3911. EXPEDITED CLEARING OF TITLE TO INVENTORY PROPERTY.

‘SEC. 3912. TRANSFER OF LAND TO SECRETARY.

‘SEC. 3913. COMPETITIVE SOURCING LIMITATIONS.

‘SEC. 3914. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 6002. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.

Subtitle B--Rural Electrification

SEC. 6101. DEFINITION OF RURAL AREA.

SEC. 6102. GUARANTEES FOR BONDS AND NOTES ISSUED FOR ELECTRIFICATION OR TELEPHONE PURPOSES.

SEC. 6103. EXPANSION OF 911 ACCESS.

SEC. 6104. ACCESS TO BROADBAND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS.

‘(aa) the broadband map of the affected State if the map contains address-level data; or

‘(bb) the National Broadband Map if address-level data is unavailable; and

(aa) by striking ‘the proceeds of a loan made or guaranteed’ and inserting ‘assistance’; and

(bb) by striking ‘for the loan or loan guarantee’ and inserting ‘of the eligible entity’;

‘(aa) the broadband map of the affected State if the map contains address-level data; or

‘(bb) the National Broadband Map if address-level data is unavailable.’;

‘(aa) the Secretary determines that no other project in the State is funded under this section; and

‘(bb) no application for any other project that could be funded under this section, other than under this clause, is pending in the State.’;

‘(aa) each applicant;

‘(bb) the amount and type of support requested by each applicant; and

Subtitle C--Miscellaneous

SEC. 6201. DISTANCE LEARNING AND TELEMEDICINE.

SEC. 6202. DEFINITION OF RURAL AREA FOR PURPOSES OF THE HOUSING ACT OF 1949.

SEC. 6203. RURAL ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 6407. RURAL ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM.

SEC. 6204. FUNDING OF PENDING RURAL DEVELOPMENT LOAN AND GRANT APPLICATIONS.

SEC. 6205. STUDY OF RURAL TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.

SEC. 6206. AGRICULTURAL TRANSPORTATION POLICY.

SEC. 6207. VALUE-ADDED AGRICULTURAL MARKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GRANTS.

TITLE VII--RESEARCH, EXTENSION, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle A--National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977

SEC. 7101. NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, EXTENSION, EDUCATION, AND ECONOMICS ADVISORY BOARD.

SEC. 7102. SPECIALTY CROP COMMITTEE.

SEC. 7103. VETERINARY SERVICES GRANT PROGRAM.

‘SEC. 1415B. VETERINARY SERVICES GRANT PROGRAM.

SEC. 7104. GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE SCIENCES EDUCATION.

SEC. 7105. AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD POLICY RESEARCH CENTERS.

SEC. 7106. EDUCATION GRANTS TO ALASKA NATIVE SERVING INSTITUTIONS AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN SERVING INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 7107. NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM.

SEC. 7108. CONTINUING ANIMAL HEALTH AND DISEASE RESEARCH PROGRAMS.

‘SEC. 1433. APPROPRIATIONS FOR CONTINUING ANIMAL HEALTH AND DISEASE RESEARCH PROGRAMS.

SEC. 7109. GRANTS TO UPGRADE AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SCIENCES FACILITIES AT 1890 LAND-GRANT COLLEGES, INCLUDING TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY.

SEC. 7110. GRANTS TO UPGRADE AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD SCIENCES FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT AT INSULAR AREA LAND-GRANT INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 7111. HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 7112. COMPETITIVE GRANTS FOR INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

SEC. 7113. UNIVERSITY RESEARCH.

SEC. 7114. EXTENSION SERVICE.

SEC. 7115. SUPPLEMENTAL AND ALTERNATIVE CROPS.

SEC. 7116. CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS FOR NLGCA INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 7117. AQUACULTURE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.

‘SEC. 1477. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 7118. RANGELAND RESEARCH PROGRAMS.

SEC. 7119. SPECIAL AUTHORIZATION FOR BIOSECURITY PLANNING AND RESPONSE.

SEC. 7120. DISTANCE EDUCATION AND RESIDENT INSTRUCTION GRANTS PROGRAM FOR INSULAR AREA INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

Subtitle B--Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990

SEC. 7201. BEST UTILIZATION OF BIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS.

SEC. 7202. INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS.

SEC. 7203. SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSFER PROGRAM.

SEC. 7204. NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM.

SEC. 7205. NATIONAL GENETICS RESOURCES PROGRAM.

SEC. 7206. NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEM.

SEC. 7207. AGRICULTURAL GENOME INITIATIVE.

SEC. 7208. HIGH-PRIORITY RESEARCH AND EXTENSION INITIATIVES.

SEC. 7209. ORGANIC AGRICULTURE RESEARCH AND EXTENSION INITIATIVE.

SEC. 7210. FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT.

SEC. 7211. REGIONAL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE.

‘SEC. 1673. REGIONAL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE.

SEC. 7212. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM FOR FARMERS WITH DISABILITIES.

SEC. 7213. NATIONAL RURAL INFORMATION CENTER CLEARINGHOUSE.

Subtitle C--Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998

SEC. 7301. RELEVANCE AND MERIT OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, EXTENSION, AND EDUCATION FUNDED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

SEC. 7302. INTEGRATED RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM.

SEC. 7303. SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH REGARDING DISEASES OF WHEAT, TRITICALE, AND BARLEY CAUSED BY FUSARIUM GRAMINEARUM OR BY TILLETIA INDICA.

SEC. 7304. GRANTS FOR YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS.

SEC. 7305. SPECIALTY CROP RESEARCH INITIATIVE.

SEC. 7306. FOOD ANIMAL RESIDUE AVOIDANCE DATABASE PROGRAM.

SEC. 7307. OFFICE OF PEST MANAGEMENT POLICY.

SEC. 7308. AUTHORIZATION OF REGIONAL INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT CENTERS.

‘SEC. 621. AUTHORIZATION OF REGIONAL INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT CENTERS.

Subtitle D--Other Laws

SEC. 7401. CRITICAL AGRICULTURAL MATERIALS ACT.

SEC. 7402. EQUITY IN EDUCATIONAL LAND-GRANT STATUS ACT OF 1994.

‘SEC. 532. DEFINITION OF 1994 INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 7403. RESEARCH FACILITIES ACT.

SEC. 7404. COMPETITIVE, SPECIAL, AND FACILITIES RESEARCH GRANT ACT.

SEC. 7405. ENHANCED USE LEASE AUTHORITY PILOT PROGRAM UNDER DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1994.

SEC. 7406. RENEWABLE RESOURCES EXTENSION ACT OF 1978.

SEC. 7407. NATIONAL AQUACULTURE ACT OF 1980.

SEC. 7408. BEGINNING FARMER AND RANCHER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM UNDER FARM SECURITY AND RURAL INVESTMENT ACT OF 2002.

Subtitle E--Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

PART I--AGRICULTURAL SECURITY

SEC. 7501. AGRICULTURAL BIOSECURITY COMMUNICATION CENTER.

SEC. 7502. ASSISTANCE TO BUILD