H. R. 3454
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 17, 2011
Mrs. Roby (for herself, Ms. Sewell, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Bonner, and Mr. Aderholt) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 with respect to maximum enrollment and eligible land in the conservation reserve program.
This Act may be cited as the
Preserving Marginal Lands and Protecting Farming Act of
Section 1231(d) of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831(d)) is amended to read as follows:
The Secretary may maintain in the conservation reserve at any 1 time, not more than—
during fiscal year 2012, 30,000,000 acres;
during fiscal year 2013, 26,000,000 acres; and
during each of fiscal years 2014 through 2017, 24,000,000 acres.
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:
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.