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S. 2707: Livestock Disaster Relief Act


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 10, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2707

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 10, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Tester) 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 a program that provides livestock disaster assistance, and for other purposes

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Livestock Disaster Relief Act.

2.

Supplemental agricultural disaster assistance

(a)

Definitions

Section 1501(a)(4)(A) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9081(a)(4)(A)) is amended by inserting and unweaned cattle after dairy cattle.

(b)

Livestock forage disaster program

Section 1501(c)(3) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9081(c)(3)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (C)(iii)(I)—

(A)

in item (aa), by striking or at the end;

(B)

in item (bb), by striking by at the end and inserting or; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(cc)

the national average corn price per bushel for the 3-month period immediately preceding that March 1; by

; and

(2)

in subparagraph (D)(ii)(II)—

(A)

in item (aa), by striking 3 and inserting 4;

(B)

in item (bb), by striking 4 monthly and inserting 6 monthly; and

(C)

in item (cc), by striking an amount equal to and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting the following: “an amount equal to—

(AA)

in the case of a county with a normal grazing period of not less than 8 months, 8 monthly payments using the monthly payment rate determined under subparagraph (B); or

(BB)

in the case of a county with a normal grazing period of less than 8 months, 1 monthly payment for each month of the normal grazing period for that county, using the monthly payment rate determined under that subparagraph.

.

(c)

Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-Raised Fish

Section 1501(d) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9081(d)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)—

(A)

by inserting (including drought) after adverse weather; and

(B)

by striking , that are not covered under subsection (b) or (c); and

(2)

in paragraph (2), by inserting (including transportation costs) after shortages.