Acreage Allotments

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Agriculture Department -- Conservation Reserve Program2015-Jul-162015-17317This rule amends the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) regulations to implement provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). This rule specifies eligibility requirements for enrollment of grassland in CRP and adds references to veteran farmers and ranchers to the provisions for Transition Incentives Program contracts, among other changes. The provisions in this rule for eligible land primarily apply to new CRP offers and contracts. For existing contracts, this rule provides additional voluntary options for permissive uses, early terminations, conservation and land improvements, and incentive payments for tree thinning. This rule also makes conforming changes to provisions applicable to multiple Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) programs, which include CRP, administered by FSA, including acreage report requirements, compliance monitoring, and equitable relief provisions.
Agriculture Department -- Marketing Assistance Loans, Loan Deficiency Payments, and Sugar Loans2015-Jan-022014-30530The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is revising regulations on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) as required by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) to update the Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) Programs for wheat, feed grains, soybeans, oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, cotton, honey, wool and mohair. In general, the 2014 Farm Bill extends the existing programs with the minor changes that are implemented in this rule, including a revised formula for upland cotton loan rates. This rule also amends the regulations for the Economic Adjustment Assistance for Users of Upland Cotton Program, the Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton Competitiveness Payment Program, and the Sugar Program to reflect that the programs were extended by the 2014 Farm Bill. Most of the provisions in this rule have already been implemented, beginning with the 2014 crop year.
Agriculture Department -- Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program2014-Dec-152014-29082This rule implements changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) as required by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), including changes to eligible crops, provisions governing eligibility of native sod acreage, additional coverage levels, and waivers of service fees and premium reductions for beginning, limited resource, and socially disadvantaged producers. This rule also clarifies requirements for eligible types and causes of loss and expands coverage for eligible mollusk and other aquaculture losses. This rule clarifies that the Farm Service Agency (FSA) may set separate market prices for organic crops and for direct to consumer sales. The changes are relatively minor and do not change the core purpose of NAP, which is to provide financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yield, loss of inventory, or prevented planting occurs due to a natural disaster.
Agriculture Department -- Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs2014-Sep-262014-22879This rule implements the new Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). It also includes conforming changes to certain Farm Service Agency (FSA) regulations that apply to multiple programs. ARC and PLC provide producers a choice between a program that provides counter-cyclical type of payment support--PLC, and a revenue support type of program--ARC. During a defined election period, current producers can elect different programs for different covered commodities on a farm, for example, choosing PLC for corn and ARC county option for soybeans on the same farm. ARC offers the additional choice of a revenue guarantee based on average revenue for a county or on actual historical revenue for an individual farm. If a producer elects ARC individual coverage based on historical revenue for that specific farm, however, all the farm's covered commodities are elected with that option, with no option for PLC on that farm. This rule specifies the eligibility requirements, enrollment procedures, and payment calculations for ARC and PLC.
Agriculture Department -- Tobacco Transition Program Assessments; Final Appeals and Revisions Procedures2014-Apr-092014-07979The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is amending the regulations for the Tobacco Transition Program (TTP) to clarify the final administrative actions required for the orderly close-out of the program. Through the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP), which is part of the TTP, eligible former tobacco quota holders and producers of quota tobacco receive payments from funds that CCC collects through quarterly assessments on domestic manufacturers and importers of tobacco products as required by the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004 (FETRA). This rule clarifies final dates and deadlines for the assessments and related program actions, including when CCC will make any final revisions to the quarterly assessments, when documentation is required for administrative appeals filed after FY 2014, when final appeals may be filed, and when CCC decisions on final appeals will take place.
Agriculture Department -- Tobacco Transition Payment Program; Tobacco Transition Assessments2010-Dec-102010-31061The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is modifying the regulations for the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) to clarify, consistent with current practice and as required by the Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004 (FETRA), that the allocation of tobacco manufacturer and importer assessments among the six classes of tobacco products will be determined using constant tax rates so as to assure that adjustments continue to be based solely on changes in the gross domestic volume of each class. This means that CCC will continue to determine tobacco class allocations using the Federal excise tax rates that applied in fiscal year 2005. These are the same tax rates used when TTPP was implemented and must be used to ensure, consistent with FETRA, that changes in the relative class assessments are made only on the basis of changes in volume, not changes in tax rates. This technical amendment does not change how the TTPP is implemented by CCC, but rather clarifies the wording of the regulation to directly address this point.
Agriculture Department -- Tobacco Transition Payment Program; Release of Records2008-Apr-298-9295The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is revising the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) regulations to expand the information provided in quarterly notices to tobacco manufacturers and importers about the assessments due to CCC. Assessments are based on market shares, CCC has concluded that certain information formerly not included may be included in future assessment notices and released. Specifically, CCC will release to reporting manufacturers and importers the qualifying market share of other manufacturers and importers, for the relevant class of tobacco product, based solely on information supplied by the reporting manufacturer or importer to CCC.
Agriculture Department -- Regulatory Streamlining of the Farm Service Agency's Direct Farm Loan Programs2007-Nov-0807-5374This rule streamlines the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) regulations governing its direct Farm Loan Programs. The final rule simplifies and clarifies FSA's direct loan regulations; implements the recommendations of the USDA Civil Rights Action Team; meets the objectives of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; and separates FSA's direct Farm Loan Programs regulations from the Rural Development mission area's loan program regulations.
Agriculture Department -- Tobacco Transition Payment Program2005-Apr-0405-6455This rule provides regulations for the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP), as required by Title VI of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (the 2004 Act), ending the tobacco marketing quota and price support loan programs. The TTPP will provide payments over a ten-year period to quota holders and producers of quota tobacco to help them make the transition from the federally-regulated program. This rule also removes from the Code of Federal Regulations obsolete tobacco program provisions at 7 CFR parts 723 and 1464.
Agriculture Department -- Tobacco Transition Assessments2005-Feb-1005-2552This rule provides regulations for the manner in which assessments are to be made on various domestic manufacturers or importers of tobacco products to fund the tobacco transition payment program as required by Title VI of the America Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (the 2004 Act).
Agriculture Department -- Acreage Reporting and Common Provisions; 2001 and 2002 Crop Disaster Program; Correction2004-Jan-0503-32324This document corrects final rules published on April 3, 2003, and June 26, 2003, that established provisions applicable to multiple programs of the agencies, and regulations for the 2001 and 2002 Crop Disaster Program. Corrections are necessary for provisions that conflict with statute or other program requirements and are intended to ensure that Agency regulations are properly written and implemented. These changes will apply retroactively to actions taken under the subject rules since their effective date.
Agriculture Department -- Disqualification for Crop Insurance Fraud2003-Jul-0203-16663This rule implements statutory provisions which render a producer ineligible for certain programs administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), or Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) if that person is found to have engaged in crop insurance fraud.
Agriculture Department -- 2002 Marketing Quota and Price Support for Flue-Cured Tobacco2003-Jun-1103-14624The purpose of this final rule is to codify determinations made by the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) for the 2002 crop of flue-cured tobacco. In accordance with the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, (1938 Act), the Secretary determined the 2002 marketing quota for flue-cured tobacco to be 582.0 million pounds. In accordance with the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended, (1949 Act), the Secretary determined the 2002 price support level to be 165.4 cents per pound. This rule will also codify the 2000 and 2001 marketing quotas and price support levels. The intended effect of this rule is to codify the announced quota levels as required.
Agriculture Department -- Tobacco Payment Program2003-Apr-1703-9319This rule implements the Tobacco Payment Program authorized by the Agricultural Assistance Act of 2003. Section 205 of that Act requires the Commodity Credit Corporation to provide assistance to producers of tobacco. This rule is intended to implement this legislative mandate. Other provisions of the Agricultural Assistance Act of 2003 will be implemented under separate rules.
Agriculture Department -- Acreage Reporting and Common Provisions2003-Apr-0303-8025This rule implements provisions of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 2002 Act) by making changes to Agency regulations that govern provisions common to multiple programs, including acreage report requirements, farm constitution, and monitoring compliance with those provisions. Other provisions of the 2002 Act will be implemented under separate rules. The intent of this rule is to implement statutory requirements for reports of acreage and conform the regulations with changes in other Agency programs.
Agriculture Department -- Skip Row and Strip Crops2002-Dec-0302-30702The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is amending its regulations to revise the provisions governing how densely a producer's acreage must be planted in order for the full acre to be considered planted for program purposes in the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and other programs. Under the revised rule the amount of a field considered planted will be limited to certain specified widths beyond the actual planted rows, which will allow for a more uniform determination of acreage.
Agriculture Department -- Amendments to the Tobacco Marketing Quota Regulations2001-Oct-2301-26543This rule implements the provisions of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 (ARPA) regarding transfers of tobacco allotments, the lease and transfer of burley tobacco quota and record keeping for burley tobacco quota and acreage. It also implements the provisions of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 (the 2001 Act) regarding the Tobacco Loss Assistance Program 2000 (TLAP00).
Agriculture Department -- 2000 Marketing Quota and Price Support for Burley Tobacco2000-Dec-1500-31957The purpose of this final rule is to codify determinations made by the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) with respect to the 2000 crop of burley tobacco. In accordance with the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended (1938 Act), the Secretary determined the 2000 marketing quota for burley tobacco to be 247.4 million pounds. In accordance with the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended (1949 Act), the Secretary determined the 2000 price support level to be 180.5 cents per pound. A number of related determinations were made at the same time, which the rule affirms.
Agriculture Department -- Amendments to Regulations Governing the Peanut Poundage Quota and Price Support Programs2000-Oct-3000-27715The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) are adopting as a final rule the provisions of an interim rule issued February 18, 2000, which made minor changes to regulations governing the peanut poundage quota and price support programs. The rule also makes a technical amendment to the regulations to reinstate compliance regulations that are applicable to tolerance for peanut acreage reported as planted. In addition, this rule makes technical corrections which update regulations dealing with appeals and with imported peanuts. This action is necessary to improve the administration of the peanut quota and price support programs.
Agriculture Department -- 2000 Marketing Quotas and Price Support Levels for Fire-Cured (Type 21), Fire-Cured (Types 22-23), Dark Air-Cured (Types 35-36), Virginia Sun-Cured (Type 37), and Cigar-Filler and Binder (Types 42-44 and 53-55) Tobacco2000-Oct-3000-27716The purpose of this rule is to codify the national marketing quotas and price support levels for the 2000 crops for several kinds of tobacco announced by press release on March 1, 2000. Quotas are necessary to adjust the production levels of certain tobaccos to more fully reflect supply and demand conditions, as provided in the 1938 Act.
Agriculture Department -- 1999 Marketing Quotas and Price Support Levels for Fire-Cured (Type 21), Fire-Cured (Types 22-23), Dark Air-Cured (Types 35-36), Virginia Sun-Cured (Type 37), and Cigar-Filler and Binder (Types 42-44 and 53-55) Tobaccos2000-Jul-0600-16989The purpose of this notice is to codify the national marketing quotas and price support levels for the 1999 crops for several kinds of tobacco announced by press release on March 1, 1999. In accordance with the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended (the 1938 Act), the Secretary determined the 1999 marketing quotas to be as follows: fire-cured (type 21), 2.6 million pounds; fire-cured (types 22-23), 41.4 million pounds; dark air-cured (types 35-36), 12.8 million pounds; Virginia sun-cured (type 37), 171,000 pounds; and cigar-filler and binder (types 42-44 and 53-55), 4.5 million pounds. Quotas are necessary to adjust the production levels of certain tobaccos to more fully reflect supply and demand conditions, as provided in the 1938 Act. In accordance with the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended (the 1949 Act), the Secretary determined the 1999 levels of price support to be as follows (in cents per pound): fire-cured (type 21), 155.9; fire- cured (types 22-23), 171.6; dark air-cured (types 35-36), 148.1; Virginia sun-cured (type 37), 138.0; and cigar-filler and binder (types 42-44 and 53-55), 123.8.
Agriculture Department -- Amendments to Regulations Governing the Peanut Poundage Quota and Price Support Programs2000-Feb-1800-3687This rule amends regulations with respect to the following issues: Clarifying the definition of ``considered produced credit''; clarifying that the Director, Tobacco and Peanuts Division maintains and allocates a national peanut quota reserve rather than a State-by- State reserve; adjusting the tolerance for certifying farm peanut acreage; clarifying that a farm which is ineligible to receive a quota allocation is also ineligible to receive an allocation of any increased quota and that any tenant on the farm is also ineligible to receive a tenant share of any increased quota; changing the provisions concerning the witnessing of signatures required for peanut quota transfers; clarifying that owner-to-owner permanent transfers are not restricted by the provision which otherwise prohibits an owner from permanently transferring quota from the farm if the quota was permanently transferred to the farm by sale of quota from another farm; allowing producers to receive separate marketing cards for contracts for Segregation 2 and Segregation 3 additional peanuts for crushing; and changing miscellaneous definitions and references to reflect U.S. Department of Agriculture and regulatory reorganization. The rule also makes a technical amendment to 7 CFR part 718 to reinstate compliance regulations that are applicable to tolerance for peanut acreage reported to be planted. This action is necessary to improve the administration of the peanut quota and price support programs.
Agriculture Department -- 1999 Crop and Market Loss Assistance2000-Feb-1600-3406This final rule implements crop and market loss provisions of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000, (the 2000 Act), and the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2000. This action will implement the statutory provisions related to the 1999 Crop Disaster Program, the Livestock Assistance and Livestock Indemnity Programs, Market Loss Assistance Programs for Dairy, Peanuts, and Tobacco, the Milk Price Support Program, Recourse Loan Programs for Mohair and Honey, advance production flexibility contract payments, revision of the Upland Cotton User Marketing Certificate Program, postponement of the Dairy Recourse Loan Program and elimination of the enforcement of sugar marketing assessments through FY 2001. This rule will also amend the regulations to implement several other, related provisions, such as payment limitations and the transfer of flue-cured tobacco quota.
Agriculture Department -- Amendment to the Farm Reconstitution Regulations for Acreages, Allotments, and Quotas2000-Feb-0400-1967This proposed rule would amend regulations that are used to determine whether separate tracts of land will be considered separate farms for certain commodity programs. The regulations also set generic terms and definitions for those programs. This rule, if adopted, would modify several definitions, change the effective date for certain farm reconstitutions, and add new provisions governing farm divisions. These changes are expected to improve the administration of farm programs.
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