H.R. 4509 (101st): Sustainable Agriculture and Clean Water Act of 1990

Apr 04, 1990 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on April 4, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Apr 04, 1990
Arlan Stangeland
Representative for Minnesota's 7th congressional district
Full Title

To promote sustainable agriculture, integrated crop management, and best management practices systems that will increase farm profitability, strengthen efforts to protect surface and ground water quality and other natural resources, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)

House Agriculture

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Water Resources and Environment

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Sustainable Agriculture and Clean Water Act of 1990 -
TitleI - Agricultural Programs and Practices
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to:
(1) establish an integrated crop management program; and
(2) develop related technical guides.
Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to include in the conservation reserve program (CRP) non-highly erodible wetlands, converted wetlands, or surrounding uplands.
Extends the CRP through 1995.
Directs the Secretary to:
(1) conduct a study regarding the advisability and effect of extending and expanding the CRP;
(2) establish a soil testing program in areas with surface or groundwater problems; and
(3) establish in the Extension Service a nutrient management education program.
Directs the Agricultural Research Service and Cooperative State Research Service to increase agricultural and water quality research, including integrated crop management system research.
TitleII - Clean Water Act Programs
Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize FY 1992 through 1995 appropriations for management of nonpoint source (including groundwater quality protection) pollution of navigable waters. Authorizes FY 1992 through 1995 appropriations for cost sharing programs to control rural area nonpoint source water pollution. Authorizes FY 1991 through 1995 appropriations for the clean lakes program.

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