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S. 2833: A bill to amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to improve the calculation of county-level agriculture risk coverage payments.

The text of the bill below is as of May 10, 2018 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2833

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 10, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to improve the calculation of county-level agriculture risk coverage payments.

1.

Agriculture risk coverage

Section 1117(e) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9017(e)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively, and indenting appropriately;

(2)

by striking If agriculture and inserting the following:

(1)

In general

If agriculture

; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(2)

Calculation for county coverage

In the case of county coverage, the agriculture risk coverage payment shall be calculated—

(A)

using county data of the National Agricultural Statistics Service; or

(B)

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.

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