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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 19, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).

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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Union Calendar No. 256

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2521

[Report No. 115–352]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Clyburn, Mr. Gowdy, and Mr. Sanford) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

October 19, 2017

Additional sponsor: Mr. Norman

October 19, 2017

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

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.

October 19, 2017

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed