H.R. 3740 (112th): Farmers Disaster Assistance Act of 2011

Introduced:
Dec 20, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr.
Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 20, 2011
Length
9 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 20, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 20, 2011
Referred to Committee Dec 20, 2011
 
Full Title

To provide supplemental emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers for certain crop losses during the 2011 crop year, to eliminate limitations on certain waivers for borrowers eligible for direct farm operating loans, and to suspend the limitation on the period for which borrowers are eligible for guaranteed farm operating loans, for farming or ranching operations in counties subject to a disaster declaration issued in 2011.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
Committees

House Agriculture

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12/20/2011--Introduced.
Farmers Disaster Assistance Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to make supplemental payments to agricultural producers receiving direct payments for covered commodities, direct payments for peanuts, or average crop revenue election (ACRE) payments in disaster counties that had qualifying losses for the 2011 crop year.
Sets forth related insurance requirements.
Directs the Secretary to provide grants to qualifying states through September 30, 2012, to assist specialty crop producers for losses due to excessive rainfall and related conditions affecting the 2011 crops.
Eliminates numerical and durational limitations on operating loan waivers for a farm or a ranch in a county which in 2011: (1) has been substantially affected by a natural disaster, or (2) is included in a presidentially-designated major disaster or emergency area.
Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to suspend through December 31, 2013, the limitation on the period for which borrowers are eligible for guaranteed farm operating loans in a county which in 2011: (1) has been substantially affected by a natural disaster, or (2) is included in a presidentially-designated major disaster or emergency area.

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