H.R. 3847 (106th): To amend the Agricultural Market Transition Act to authorize a program to encourage agricultural producers to rest and rehabilitate croplands while enhancing soil and water conservation and wildlife habitat.

Mar 08, 2000 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Douglas “Doug” Bereuter
Representative for Nebraska's 1st congressional district
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Mar 08, 2000
5 pages
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H.R. 33 (107th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2001


This bill was introduced on March 8, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 08, 2000
Referred to Committee Mar 08, 2000

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Amends the Agricultural Market Transition Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish the Habitat Enhancement Rotation Option as a voluntary program to encourage eligible agricultural producers to rest and rehabilitate up to 25 percent of their production flexibility contract acreage in order to enhance soil and water conservation and provide wildlife habitat.
Requires such acreage to be planted with authorized cover crops.
Permits limited grazing.Sets forth participant payment rates.Authorizes the Secretary to suspend or terminate program participation and permit producers to return withdrawn acreage to production in times of crop shortage.Authorizes appropriations.

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