IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 10, 2018
Mr. Hoeven introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to improve the calculation of county-level agriculture risk coverage payments.
Agriculture risk coverage
Section 1117(e) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9017(e)) is amended—
by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and indenting appropriately;
If agriculture and inserting the following:
by adding at the end the following:
Calculation for county coverage
In the case of county coverage, the agriculture risk coverage payment shall be calculated—
using county data of the National Agricultural Statistics Service; or
if the data described in subparagraph (A) is unavailable, using county data comparable to the data described in subparagraph (A), as determined by the applicable State office of the Farm Service Agency.