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Agriculture Department -- Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Revising Reporting Requirements and New Information Collection2013-May-292013-12654This rule revises the reporting requirements prescribed under the Federal marketing order for oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and tangelos grown in Florida (order). The Citrus Administrative Committee (Committee) is responsible for local administration of the order. This rule requires all fresh citrus handlers to provide the Committee with a list of all growers whose fruit they handled each season. This information will enable the Committee to more efficiently administer the order and better communicate fresh market issues to fresh market citrus growers.
Agriculture Department -- Tree Assistance Program2010-May-072010-10800This rule implements specific requirements for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill). TAP provides disaster assistance to eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate trees, bushes, and vines that were lost due to natural disaster. Orchardists and nursery tree growers who commercially raise trees, bushes, and vines for which there were mortality losses in excess of 15 percent, after adjustment for normal mortality, are eligible for TAP payments. Eligible losses must have occurred between January 1, 2008, and September 30, 2011. This rule specifies how the TAP payments are calculated and when producers may apply for benefits. This rule also removes regulations for prior tree disaster assistance programs.
Agriculture Department -- 2006 Emergency Agricultural Disaster Assistance Programs2007-Feb-1207-590This rule sets forth the Commodity Credit Corporation regulations for the 2006 Emergency Agricultural Disaster Assistance. The rule establishes seven disaster programs to provide funds to eligible producers in counties affected by the 2005 hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia, Rita, Wilma, or a related condition. To be eligible, counties must have been designated a major disaster or emergency area by the President or declared a natural disaster by the Secretary of Agriculture. Counties contiguous to such counties will also be eligible.
Agriculture Department -- Changes in Fees for Science and Technology (S&T) Laboratory Service2000-Oct-2600-27482The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is increasing the standard hourly fee rate for each laboratory analysis from $36.26 to $45.00. The premium laboratory rate for appeals, holiday and overtime service will be increased from $54.39 to $67.50 per analysis hour. These 24.1 percent increases in hourly rates reflect the additional revenue S&T is required to collect in order to recover laboratory program expenses. AMS is also changing the fees for laboratory testing services which are offered for agricultural food commodities to reflect actual equipment and labor expenses for performing each test. These revised regulations include additional tests for commodity products for incorporation into existing schedules and set an updated hourly rate of $45.00 for unlisted tests. In addition, AMS is removing laboratory tests that have been found to be obsolete or duplicate tests performed by other Agricultural Marketing Service programs. The rule also contains name, position title, and address changes as a result of Agency restructuring efforts that lead to the formation of the AMS Science and Technology program.
Agriculture Department -- Changes in Fees for Science and Technology (S&T) Laboratory Service2000-May-2600-13238The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to increase the standard hourly fee rate for each laboratory analysis conducted under the AMS S&T Laboratory Program from $36.26 to $45.00. The premium laboratory rate for appeals, holiday and overtime service would be increased from $54.39 to $67.50 per analysis hour. These proposed 24.1 percent increases in hourly rates reflect the additional revenue S&T is required to collect in order to recover laboratory program expenses. AMS also proposes to change fees for laboratory testing services which are offered for agricultural food commodities to reflect actual equipment and labor expenses for performing each test. The proposed regulations include additional tests for commodity products for incorporation into existing schedules and sets an updated hourly rate of $45.00 for unlisted tests. AMS proposes to remove laboratory tests that have been found to be obsolete as well as duplicate tests performed by other Agricultural Marketing Service programs. The proposal also has name, position title, and address changes as a result of Agency restructuring that lead to the formation of the AMS Science and Technology program.
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