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H.R. 3457 (98th): Soil Conservation Act of 1984

A bill to prohibit the payment of certain agricultural incentives to persons who produce certain agricultural commodities on highly erodible land; to allow farmers who plant perennial grasses and legumes as a means of building soil quality, rotating crops or protecting land from wind and water erosion to enter a Certified Voluntary Set-Aside Program; and to allow the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into long-term contracts with farmers to remove certain erosion-prone lands from cultivation.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


Jun 29, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 8, 1984 but was never passed by the Senate.


Ed Jones

Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district



Jun 29, 1983

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Apr 4, 1984
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 8, 1984
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 3457 (98th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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