S. 751: Farming Flexibility Act of 2013

Introduced:
Apr 17, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Daniel Coats
Senior Senator from Indiana
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 17, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1610 (Related)
Farming Flexibility Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 17, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 17, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 17, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 17, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to authorize producers on a farm to produce fruits and vegetables for processing on the base acres of the farm.

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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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4/17/2013--Introduced.
Farming Flexibility Act of 2013 - Amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to consider mung beans and pulse crops as covered commodities whose planting on base acres is prohibited unless the commodity, if planted, is destroyed before harvest.
Provides that:
(1) as of crop year 2014 producers on a farm may reduce the base acres for any covered commodity for a crop year by one acre for each acre used for the production of fruits or vegetables (other than potatoes) for processing;
(2) such acres devoted to fruits or vegetables shall be included in base acres for the covered commodity for the subsequent crop year unless the producers on the farm make the election to produce fruits and vegetables for the subsequent crop year; and
(3) if a farm's base acres are recalculated the production of fruits or vegetables shall be considered to be the same as the planting, prevented planting, or production of a covered commodity.

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