S. 1050 (99th): Agricultural Export Enhancement and Soil Conservation Act of 1985

May 01, 1985 (99th Congress, 1985–1986)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Alan Dixon
Senator from Illinois
Related Bills
S. 1714 (Related)
Agriculture, Food, Trade, and Conservation Act of 1985

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 19, 1985


This bill was introduced on September 19, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 01, 1985
Referred to Committee May 01, 1985
Reported by Committee Sep 19, 1985
Full Title

A bill to protect and promote U.S. agricultural exports, and to provide for the protection of highly erodible land.


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Agricultural Export Enhancement and Soil Conservation Act of 1985 -
Title I - Protection of Exports
Amends the Export Administration Act of 1979 to authorize the President to impose or extend agricultural commodity export controls. Specifies the related congressional and presidential actions that shall be taken before such controls go into effect.
Title II - Bonus Commodity Exports
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to provide Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) surplus stocks at no cost to U.S. exporters, users, and foreign purchasers to offset the adverse effects of foreign subsidies and the high value of the U.S. dollar abroad.
Title III - Financing of Sales of Agricultural Commodities
Directs the Secretary, for FY 1986 through 1989, to use CCC funds (under the Export Credit Sales Program) for surplus commodity export credit in any year that carryover stocks exceed specified levels.
Title IV - Protection of Highly Erodible Land
Makes any person who cultivates crops on highly erodible land ineligible for: (1) price supports or payments; (2) farm storage facility loans; (3) crop insurance; (4) disaster payments; or (5) specified other agricultural loans. Exempts crops planted: (1) before enactment of this Act; or (2) under specified conservation systems.
Title V - Effective Date
Makes the provisions of this Act effective as of October 1, 1985, unless otherwise provided for.

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