IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
November 1, 2017
Mr. Moran introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To amend the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 to establish a program to provide advance payments under the Emergency Conservation Program for the repair or replacement of fencing.
Repair or replacement of fencing under Emergency Conservation Program
Section 401 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2201) is amended—
by striking the section designation and all that follows through
The Secretary of Agriculture and inserting the following:
Payments to producers
The Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this title as the Secretary)
by adding at the end the following:
Repair or replacement of fencing
With respect to a payment to an agricultural producer under subsection (a) for the repair or replacement of fencing, the Secretary shall give the agricultural producer the option of receiving the payment, determined based on the applicable percentage of the fair market value of the cost of the repair or replacement, as determined by the Secretary, before the agricultural producer carries out the repair or replacement.
Sections 402, 403, 404, and 405 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2202, 2203, 2204, 2205) are amended by striking
Secretary of Agriculture each place it appears and inserting
Section 407(a) of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2206(a)) is amended by striking paragraph (4).