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H.R. 1163: Improving Access to Farm Conservation Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 16, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1163

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 16, 2017

(for herself, Mr. Crawford, and Mr. Abraham) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to exempt certain recipients of Department of Agriculture conservation assistance from certain reporting requirements, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Improving Access to Farm Conservation Act of 2017.

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Exemption for certain recipients of Department of Agriculture conservation assistance from certain reporting requirements

Section 1244 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3844) is amended by adding at the end the following:

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Exemption from certain reporting requirements

(1)

Definition of exempted producer

In this subsection, the term exempted producer means a producer or landowner eligible to participate in any conservation program administered by the Secretary.

(2)

Exemption

Notwithstanding the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Public Law 109–282; 31 U.S.C. 6101 note), the requirements of parts 25 and 170 of title 2, Code of Federal Regulations (and any successor regulations), shall not apply with respect to assistance received by an exempted producer from the Secretary, acting through the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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