H.R. 5879 (112th): Protect our Prairies Act


May 31, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Kristi Noem

Representative for South Dakota At Large



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Last Updated: May 31, 2012
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to modify the ineligibility requirements for producers that produce an annual crop on native sod, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

5/31/2012--Introduced.Protect our Prairies Act - Amends the Federal Crop Insurance Act to reduce crop insurance assistance and noninsured crop disaster assistance for crops grown on native sod acreage converted to ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 31, 2012

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5879”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (6R, 4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 686 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013

S. 3240 (Related)
Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jun 21, 2012

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