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H.R. 3454 (112th): Preserving Marginal Lands and Protecting Farming Act of 2011


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 17, 2011 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3454

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 17, 2011

(for herself, Ms. Sewell, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Bonner, and Mr. Aderholt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 with respect to maximum enrollment and eligible land in the conservation reserve program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preserving Marginal Lands and Protecting Farming Act of 2011.

2.

Maximum enrollment

Section 1231(d) of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831(d)) is amended to read as follows:

(d)

Maximum enrollment

The Secretary may maintain in the conservation reserve at any 1 time, not more than—

(1)

during fiscal year 2012, 30,000,000 acres;

(2)

during fiscal year 2013, 26,000,000 acres; and

(3)

during each of fiscal years 2014 through 2017, 24,000,000 acres.

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3.

Ineligible land

Section 1231 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(j)

Ineligible land

Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary may not enroll land in the conservation reserve that is classified as class I or class II land under the land capability classification system published in the National Soil Survey Handbook of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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