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H.R. 2521 (115th): South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 31, 2017 (Passed the House).

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 2521 amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include South Carolina as a part of the Virginia/Carolina peanut producing region for purposes of appoint to the Peanut Standards Board.

The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the purpose of advising the Secretary on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The Board is comprised of 18 members equally divided between producers and industry representatives by region. The Secretary appoints members to the Board, but is required to select three producers from each of the …


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2521

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include South Carolina as a part of the Virginia/Carolina peanut producing region for purposes of appointment to the Peanut Standards Board.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017.

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South Carolina inclusion in Virginia/Carolina peanut producing region

Section 1308(c)(2)(B)(iii) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7958(c)(2)(B)(iii)) is amended by striking Virginia and North Carolina and inserting Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Passed the House of Representatives October 31, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.