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                                                       Calendar No. 338


  2d Session

                               H. R. 2854


                                 AN ACT

       To modify the operation of certain agricultural programs.


            February 29 (legislative day, February 28), 1996

            Received; read twice and placed on the calendar
                                                       Calendar No. 338
  2d Session
                                H. R. 2854



            February 29 (legislative day, February 28), 1996

            Received; read twice and placed on the calendar


                                 AN ACT

       To modify the operation of certain agricultural programs.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Agricultural 
Market Transition Act''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as 

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

Sec. 101. Purpose.
Sec. 102. Definitions.
Sec. 103. Production flexibility contracts.
Sec. 104. Nonrecourse marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency 
Sec. 105. Payment limitations.
Sec. 106. Peanut program.
Sec. 107. Sugar program.
Sec. 108. Administration.
Sec. 109. Elimination of permanent price support authority.
Sec. 110. Effect of amendments.
                            TITLE II--DAIRY

Sec. 201. Milk price support program.
Sec. 202. Consolidation and reform of federal milk marketing orders.
Sec. 203. Dairy export incentive program.
Sec. 204. Effect on fluid milk standards in the State of California.
Sec. 205. Repeal of milk manufacturing marketing adjustment.
Sec. 206. Promotion.
                        TITLE III--CONSERVATION

Sec. 301. Conservation.
Sec. 302. Wetlands reserve program.
Sec. 303. Elimination of consultation requirements with Sectary of the 
Sec. 304. Environmental conservation acreage reserve program.
Sec. 305. Conservation reserve program.

   Subtitle A--Agricultural Promotion and Export Enhancement Programs

Sec. 401. Market promotion program.
Sec. 402. Export enhancement program.
Subtitle B--Amendments to Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance 
                    Act of 1954 and Related Statutes

Sec. 411. Food aid to developing countries.
Sec. 412. Trade and development assistance.
Sec. 413. Agreements regarding eligible countries and private entities.
Sec. 414. Terms and conditions of sales.
Sec. 415. Use of local currency payment.
Sec. 416. Eligible organizations.
Sec. 417. Generation and use of foreign currencies.
Sec. 418. General levels of assistance under Public Law 480.
Sec. 419. Food aid consultative group.
Sec. 420. Support of nongovernmental organizations.
Sec. 421. Commodity determinations.
Sec. 422. General provisions.
Sec. 423. Agreements.
Sec. 424. Administrative provisions.
Sec. 425. Expiration date.
Sec. 426. Regulations.
Sec. 427. Independent evaluation of programs.
Sec. 428. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 429. Coordination of foreign assistance programs.
Sec. 430. Use of certain local currency.
Sec. 431. Level of assistance to farmer to farmer program.
Sec. 432. Food security commodity reserve.
Sec. 433. Food for progress program.
        Subtitle C--Amendments to Agricultural Trade Act of 1978

Sec. 451. Agricultural export promotion stragegy.
Sec. 452. Export credits.
Sec. 453. Export program and food assistance transfer authority.
Sec. 454. Arrival certification.
Sec. 455. Regulations.
Sec. 456. Foreign agricultural service.
Sec. 457. Reports.
                       Subtitle D--Miscellaneous

Sec. 471. Reporting requirements relating to tobacco.
Sec. 472. Triggered export enhancement.
Sec. 473. Disposition of commodities to prevent waste.
Sec. 474. Debt-for-health-and-protection swap.
Sec. 475. Policy on expansion of international markets.
Sec. 476. Policy on maintenance and development of export markets.
Sec. 477. Policy on trade liberalization.
Sec. 478. Agricultural trade negotiations.
Sec. 479. Policy on unfair trade practices.
Sec. 480. Agricultural aid and trade missions.
Sec. 481. Annual reports by agricultural attaches.
Sec. 482. World livestock market price information.
Sec. 483. Orderly liquidation of stocks.
Sec. 484. Sales of extra long staple cotton.
Sec. 485. Regulations.
Sec. 486. Emerging markets.
Sec. 487. Implementation of commitments under Uruguay Round Agreements.
Sec. 488. Sense of Congress concerning multilateral disciplines on 
                            credit guarantees.
Sec. 489. Foreign market development cooperator program.
                       Subtitle E--Dairy Exports

Sec. 491. Dairy export incentive program.
Sec. 492. Authority to assist in establishment and maintenance of 
                            export trading company.
Sec. 493. Standby authority to indicate entity best suited to provide 
                            international market development and export 
Sec. 494. Study and report regarding potential impact of Urguay Round 
                            on prices, income and government purchases.
Sec. 495. Promotion of United States dairy products in international 
                            markets through dairy promotion program.
                         TITLE V--MISCELLANEOUS

Sec. 501. Crop insurance.
Sec. 502. Collection and use of agricultural quarantine and inspection 
Sec. 503. Commodity Credit Corporation interest rate.
Sec. 504. Establishment of Office of Risk Management.
Sec. 505. Business Interruption Insurance Program.
Sec. 506. Continuation of options pilot program.
Sec. 507. Everglades agricultural area.
Sec. 508. Sense of Congress regarding purchase of American-made 
                            equipment and products; requirement 
                            regarding notice.

Sec. 601. Establishment.
Sec. 602. Composition.
Sec. 603. Comprehensive review of past and future of production 
Sec. 604. Reports.
Sec. 605. Powers.
Sec. 606. Commission procedures.
Sec. 607. Personnel matters.
Sec. 608. Termination of Commission.

Sec. 701. Extension of authority under Public Law 480.
Sec. 702. Extension of food for progress program.



    It is the purpose of this title--
            (1) to authorize the use of binding production flexibility 
        contracts between the United States and agricultural producers 
        to support farming certainty and flexibility while ensuring 
        continued compliance with farm conservation compliance plans 
        and wetland protection requirements;
            (2) to make nonrecourse marketing assistance loans and loan 
        deficiency available for certain crops;
            (3) to improve the operation of farm programs for peanuts 
        and sugar; and
            (4) to terminate price support authority under the 
        Agricultural Act of 1949.


    In this title:
            (1) Considered planted.--The term ``considered planted'' 
        means acreage that is considered planted under title V of the 
        Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1461 et seq.) (as in effect 
        prior to the amendment made by section 109(b)(2)) and such 
        other acreage as the Secretary considers fair and equitable.
            (2) Contract.--The term ``contract'' means a production 
        flexibility contract entered into under section 103.
            (3) Contract acreage.--The term ``contract acreage'' means 
        1 or more crop acreage bases established for contract 
        commodities under title V of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (as 
        in effect prior to the amendment made by section 109(b)(2)) 
        that would have been in effect for the 1996 crop (but for the 
        amendment made by section 109(b)(2)).
            (4) Contract commodity.--The term ``contract commodity'' 
        means wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, upland cotton, 
        and rice.
            (5) Contract payment.--The term ``contract payment'' means 
        a payment made under section 103 pursuant to a contract.
            (6) Department.--The term ``Department'' means the United 
        States Department of Agriculture.
            (7) Farm program payment yield.--The term ``farm program 
        payment yield'' means the farm program payment yield 
        established for the 1995 crop of a contract commodity under 
        section 505 of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (as in effect prior 
        to the amendment made by section 109(b)(2)) The Secretary shall 
        adjust the farm program payment yield for the 1995 crop of a 
        contract commodity to account for any additional yield payments 
        made with respect to that crop under subsection (b)(2) of the 
            (8) Loan commodity.--The term ``loan commodity'' means each 
        contract commodity, extra long staple cotton, and oilseeds.
            (9) Oilseed.--The term ``oilseed'' means a crop of 
        soybeans, sunflower seed, rapeseed, canola, safflower, 
        flaxseed, mustard seed, or, if designated by the Secretary, 
        other oilseeds.
            (10) Producer.--The term ``producer'' means an owner, 
        landlord, tenant, or sharecropper who shares in the risk of 
        producing a crop and who is entitled to share in the crop 
        available for marketing from the farm, or would have shared had 
        the crop been produced. In determining whether a grower of 
        hybrid seed is a producer, the Secretary shall not take into 
        consideration the existence of a hybrid seed contract.
            (11) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of Agriculture.
            (12) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the several 
        States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the 
        Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and any other territory or 
        possession of the United States.
            (13) United states.--The term ``United States'', when used 
        in a geographical sense, means all of the States.


    (a) Contracts Authorized.--
            (1) Offer and terms.--Beginning as soon as practicable 
        after the date of the enactment of this title, the Secretary 
        shall offer to enter into a contract with an eligible owner or 
        operator described in paragraph (2) on a farm containing 
        eligible farmland. Under the terms of a contract, the owner or 
        operator shall agree, in exchange for annual contract payments, 
                    (A) comply with the conservation plan for the farm 
                prepared in accordance with section 1212 of the Food 
                Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3812);
                    (B) comply with wetland protection requirements 
                applicable to the farm under subtitle C of title XII of 
                the Act (16 U.S.C. 3821 et seq.); and
                    (C) comply with the planting flexibility 
                requirements of subsection (j); and
                    (D) to use the land subject to the contract for 
                agricultural or related activities, but not for 
                nonagricultural commercial or industrial uses.
            (2) Eligible owners and operators described.--The producers 
        and owners described in this paragraph shall be eligible to 
        enter into a contract:
                    (A) An owner of eligible farmland who assumes all 
                of the risk of producing a crop.
                    (B) An owner of eligible farmland who shares in the 
                risk of producing a crop.
                    (C) An operator of eligible farmland with a share-
                rent lease of the eligible farmland, regardless of the 
                length of the lease, if the owner enters into the same 
                    (D) An operator of eligible farmland who cash rents 
                the eligible farmland under a lease expiring on or 
                after September 30, 2002, in which case the consent of 
                the owner is not required.
                    (E) An operator of eligible farmland who cash rents 
                the eligible farmland under a lease expiring before 
                September 30, 2002, if the owner consents to the 
                    (F) An owner of eligible farmland who cash rents 
                the eligible farmland and the lease term expires before 

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