Amendment Text: S.Amdt.1170 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1164. Ms. STABENOW (for herself and Mr. Cochran) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 12, lines 14 and 15, strike ``(except pulse 
     crops)''.
       On page 14, line 19, insert ``including any adjustment or 
     reduction pursuant to section 1101 or 1302 of the Food, 
     Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8711, 8752) 
     and'' after ``this Act,''.
       On page 20, strike lines 1 through 5 and insert the 
     following:
       (14) Payment acres.--
       (A) In general.--Subject to the adjustment in subparagraph 
     (B), the term ``payment acres'' means, in the case of adverse 
     market payments, 85 percent of the base acres for a covered 
     commodity on a farm on which adverse market payments are 
     made.
       (B) Adjustment.--
       (i) In general.--Except as provided in clause (ii), in a 
     crop year in which more than 15 percent of the base acres for 
     the covered commodity on the farm is planted to fruits, 
     vegetables (other than mung beans and pulse crops), or wild 
     rice, the payment acres shall be reduced by the amount equal 
     to the acreage planted to those crops in excess of 15 percent 
     of the base acres in a crop year.
       (ii) Cover crops.--Cover crops or commodities described in 
     clause (i) that are grown solely for conservation purposes 
     and not harvested for use or sale, as determined by the 
     Secretary, shall be permitted without reduction in payment 
     acres.
       (iii) Double-cropping.--In any region in which there is a 
     history of double-cropping covered commodities with the 
     commodities described in clause (i), as determined by the 
     Secretary, the double-cropping shall be permitted without 
     reduction in payment acres.
       On page 24, strike lines 5 through 9 and insert the 
     following:
       (i) In general.--For the purpose of making adverse market 
     payments, the Secretary shall give a 1-time opportunity to 
     adjust the peanut base acres on a farm to--

       (I) producers on a farm with peanut base acres; and
       (II) producers on farms that do not have peanut base acres 
     but have an established planting history of peanuts during 
     the 2009 through 2012 crop years.

       On page 24, lines 13 and 14, strike ``to producers on farms 
     with peanut base acres''.
       On page 25, strike lines 5 through 15, and insert the 
     following:
       (i) In general.--If a producer on a farm makes the election 
     described in subparagraph (A), the adjustment in peanut base 
     acres shall be equal to the average acreage planted on the 
     farm to peanuts for harvest or similar purposes for the 2009 
     through 2012 crop years (excluding any crop year in which 
     peanuts were not planted on the farm), as determined by the 
     Secretary.
       Beginning on page 25, strike line 25 and all that follows 
     through page 26, line 4, and insert the following:

     control of the producer; and
       (II) any adjustment, as appro-

       On page 35, line 23, insert ``or equal to'' before ``50''.
       On page 40, line 3, strike ``$523.77'' and insert ``$513''.
       On page 51, line 8, insert ``for individual coverage'' 
     after ``section 1108''.
       On page 160, line 18, insert ``of title I'' after 
     ``subtitle B''.
       On page 168, line 3, insert ``of title I'' after ``subtitle 
     E''.
       On page 168, strike line 9 and insert the following:
       (b) Effective Date.--Section 1001D of the Food Security Act 
     of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1308-3a) is amended by striking subsection 
     (f).
       (c) Application.--The amendments made by this
       On page 252, line 15, strike ``subchapter C'' and insert 
     ``subchapter B''.
       On page 274, strike lines 5 through 7 and insert the 
     following:
       (1) by striking ``Sec. 403.--The Secretary'' and inserting 
     the following:

     ``SEC. 403. EMERGENCY MEASURES.

       On page 286, line 2, strike ``and'' and insert ``, veteran 
     farmers or ranchers (as defined in section 2501(e) of the 
     Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 
     U.S.C. 2279(e))), and''.
       Beginning on page 351, strike line 13 and all that follows 
     through page 355, line 7, and insert the following:

     SEC. 4001. FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM ON INDIAN RESERVATIONS.

       (a) Traditional and Local Foods Demonstration Project.--
     Section 4(b) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
     2013(b)) is amended by striking paragraph (6) and inserting 
     the following:
       ``(6) Traditional and local foods demonstration project.--
       ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall pilot a 
     demonstration project by awarding a grant to 1 or more tribal 
     organizations authorized to administer the Food Distribution 
     Program on Indian Reservations for the purpose of purchasing 
     nutritious and traditional foods, and when practicable, foods 
     produced locally by Native American producers, for

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     distribution to recipients of foods distributed under this 
     program.
       ``(B) Administration.--The Secretary may award a grant on a 
     noncompetitive basis to 1 or more tribal organizations that 
     have the administrative and financial capability to conduct a 
     demonstration project, as determined by the Secretary.
       ``(C) Funding.--
       ``(i) In general.--On October 1, 2013, out of any funds in 
     the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the Secretary of the 
     Treasury shall transfer to the Secretary to carry out this 
     paragraph $475,000, to remain available for use during fiscal 
     years 2014 and 2015.
       ``(ii) Receipt and acceptance.--The Secretary shall be 
     entitled to receive, shall accept, and shall use to carry out 
     this paragraph, the funds transferred under clause (i), 
     without further appropriation. 
       ``(iii) Relationship to other authorities.--The funds and 
     authorities provided under this subparagraph are in addition 
     to any other funds or authorities the Secretary may have to 
     carry out activities described in this paragraph.''.
       (b) Feasibility Report for Indian Tribes.--Section 17 of 
     the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2026) is amended 
     by adding at the end the following:
       ``(l) Feasibility Report for Indian Tribes.--
       ``(1) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
     enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 
     2013, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
     Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a 
     report that--
       ``(A) contains a list of programs, services, functions, and 
     activities within each agency with respect to which it would 
     be feasible to be administered by a tribal organization; and
       ``(B) a description of whether that administration would 
     necessitate a statutory or regulatory change.
       ``(2) Consultation with indian tribes.--In developing the 
     report required by paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consult 
     with tribal organizations.''.
       On page 640, line 20, strike ``farmers or'' and insert 
     ``farmers, veteran farmers or ranchers (as defined in section 
     2501(e) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act 
     of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279(e))), or''.
       On page 889, line 24, strike ``2013'' and insert ``2014''.
       On page 919, strike lines 15 through 25 and insert the 
     following:
       (4) in subsection (e) (as so redesignated)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in the heading, by striking ``for fiscal years 2008 
     through 2012'';
       (ii) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``and'' at the end;
       (iii) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the 
     end and inserting ``; and''; and
       (iv) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(C) $16,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 
     2018.''; and
       (B) in paragraph (3)--
       (i) by striking ``(3) Fiscal year 2013.--'' and inserting 
     ``(3) Subsequent discretionary funding.--''; and
       (ii) by striking ``fiscal year 2013'' and inserting ``each 
     of fiscal years 2013 through 2018''.
       On page 925, strike lines 17 through 19 and insert the 
     following:
       (3) in subsection (h)--
       (A) in paragraph (3)--
       (i) by striking ``(3) Fiscal year 2013.--'' and inserting 
     ``(3) Subsequent discretionary funding.--''; and
       (ii) by striking ``fiscal year 2013'' and inserting ``each 
     of fiscal years 2013 through 2018'';
       (B) by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as paragraphs 
     (5) and (6), respectively; and
       (C) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
       ``(4) Subsequent mandatory funding.--Of the funds of
       On page 1087, lines 16 and 17, strike ``of 1938''.
       On page 1133, strike line 15 and insert the following:
       ``(2) Equitable treatment for non-yield based crops.--The 
     Secretary shall establish equitable treatment for non-yield 
     based crops.
       ``(3) Premium.--To be eligible to receive a pay-
       On page 1133, line 20, insert ``the lesser of'' after 
     ``equal to''.
       On page 1133, after line 24 insert the following:

       (II) the producer's share interest of the crop;

       On page 1134, line 1, strike ``(II)'' and insert ``(III)''.
       On page 1134, line 3, strike ``(III)'' and insert ``(IV)''.
       On page 1134, line 5, strike ``(IV)'' and insert ``(V)''.
       On page 1134, line 8, strike ``(3)'' and insert ``(4)''.
       On page 1134, line 15, strike ``(2)'' and insert ``(3)''.
       On page 1134, line 16, strike ``(4)'' and insert ``(5)''.
       On page 1135, line 7, strike ``(2)'' and insert ``(3)''.
       On page 1135, line 9, strike ``Effective October 1, 2018'' 
     and insert ``Beginning with the 2019 program year''.
       On page 1135, lines 14 and 15, strike ``Effective October 
     1, 2018'' and insert ``Beginning with the 2019 program 
     year''.
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  SA 1165. Mr. WICKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 893, after line 25, add the following:

     SEC. 7___. RESEARCH PROJECTS, TRANSACTIONS OTHER THAN 
                   CONTRACTS AND GRANTS.

       The National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching 
     Policy Act of 1977 is amended by adding after section 1472 (7 
     U.S.C. 3318) the following:

     SEC. 1472A. RESEARCH PROJECTS: TRANSACTIONS OTHER THAN 
                   CONTRACTS AND GRANTS.

       (a) Definition of Eligible Person.--In this section, the 
     term ``eligible person'' means any--
       (1) agency or instrumentality of the United States;
       (2) State, territory, or possession (including any 
     political subdivision of a State, territory, or possession); 
     or
       (3) person, firm, association, corporation, or educational 
     institution.
       (b) Additional Forms of Transactions Authorized.--Under the 
     authority of this section, the Secretary may enter into 
     transactions (other than contracts, cooperative agreements, 
     and grants), on such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
     may consider appropriate, subject to competition to the 
     maximum extent practicable (as determined by the Secretary), 
     with any eligible person to carry out basic, applied, and 
     advanced research projects, including prototype development, 
     field or laboratory testing, and evaluation of innovative 
     products and services.
       (c) Relationship to Existing Authority.--The authority 
     under this section is--
       (1) in addition to the authority provided in section 1472 
     to enter into contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements 
     to further the research, extension, or teaching programs in 
     the food and agricultural sciences of the Department of 
     Agriculture; and
       (2) notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 63 of title 
     31, United States Code.
       (d) Funding.--Notwithstanding section 3324 of title 31, 
     United States Code, transactions entered into under this 
     section may be fully funded, cost shared, unfunded, or, 
     reimbursable arrangements.
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  SA 1166. Mr. CHAMBLISS (for himself and Mr. Casey) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12___. SENSE OF THE SENATE RELATING TO EMERGENCY FOOD 
                   ASSISTANCE.

       (a) Findings.--The Senate finds that--
       (1) food insecurity and hunger are a fact of life for 
     millions of individuals in the United States and can produce 
     physical, mental, and social impairments;
       (2) recent data published by the Department of Agriculture 
     show that approximately 50,000,000 individuals in the United 
     States live in households experiencing hunger or food 
     insecurity, and of that number, 16,700,000 are children;
       (3) the Department of Agriculture data also show that 
     households with children experience food insecurity nearly 
     twice as frequently as households without children;
       (4) 5.1 percent of all households in the United States 
     (approximately 6,100,000 households) have accessed emergency 
     food from a food pantry 1 or more times;
       (5) the report entitled ``Household Food Security in the 
     United States, 2011'', published by the Economic Research 
     Service of the Department of Agriculture, found that in 2011, 
     the most recent year for which data exists--
       (A) 14.9 percent of all households in the United States 
     experienced food insecurity at some point during the year;
       (B) 20.6 percent of all households with children in the 
     United States experienced food insecurity at some point 
     during the year; and
       (C) 8.8 percent of seniors living alone were food insecure;
       (6) as of the date of enactment of this Act, long-term 
     unemployment is still at a record high, with over 37 percent 
     of unemployed individuals nationally out of a job for 6 
     months or longer, an additional 7,900,000 people working 
     part-time due to reduced hours, and rising gas prices and 
     State budget cutbacks having left millions of hungry 
     Americans struggling;
       (7) the problem of hunger and food insecurity can be found 
     in rural, suburban, and urban portions of the United States, 
     touching nearly every community in the Nation;
       (8) although substantial progress has been made in reducing 
     the incidence of hunger and food insecurity in the United 
     States, many Americans remain vulnerable to hunger and the 
     negative effects of food insecurity;
       (9) the people of the United States have a long tradition 
     of providing food assistance to hungry individuals through 
     acts of private generosity and public support programs;
       (10) the Federal Government provides nutritional support to 
     millions of individuals through numerous Federal food 
     assistance programs, including the emergency food assistance 
     program established under the Emergency Food Assistance Act 
     of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 7501 et seq.) (commonly referred to as 
     ``TEFAP'');

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       (11) more than 61,000 local, community-based organizations 
     rely on the support and efforts of more than 200 food banks 
     and thousands of volunteers nationwide to provide food 
     assistance and services to millions of vulnerable people;
       (12) emergency feeding organizations like food banks and 
     food pantries rely on nutritious commodities provided through 
     the emergency food assistance program to feed hungry 
     Americans; and
       (13) emergency feeding organizations have seen a 
     significant decline in TEFAP food distributed in 2012 while 
     demand has increased by 46 percent between 2006 and 2010 
     according to the Hunger In America 2010 study with no signs 
     of abating.
       (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate 
     that the Senate--
       (1) recognizes the importance of the emergency food 
     assistance program and the significant positive impact the 
     program has on communities and families nationwide that are 
     struggling with hunger; and
       (2) commits to work together in a bipartisan manner to 
     increase funding for emergency feeding programs, specifically 
     food provided through the emergency food assistance program, 
     under this Act.
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  SA 1167. Mr. WYDEN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 986, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:

     SEC. 83__. PAYMENTS MADE TO STATES AND COUNTIES IN WHICH 
                   FEDERAL LAND IS LOCATED.

       (a) Secure Rural Schools Payments.--Notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law, the amount of the payments made under 
     the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act 
     of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) for fiscal year 2012 shall 
     be reduced by not greater than 5 percent of the amount of the 
     payments made for fiscal year 2011.
       (b) Payments in Lieu of Taxes.--Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, the amount of payments in lieu of taxes 
     under chapter 69 of title 31, United States Code, for fiscal 
     year 2013 shall be the full amount authorized to be made 
     under that chapter for that fiscal year.
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  SA 1168. Mr. UDALL of Colorado submitted an amendment intended to be 
proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural 
programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 12___. FARM AND RANCH LAND LINK COORDINATORS.

       Section 226B(e)(2) of the Department of Agriculture 
     Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6934(e)(2)) is amended--
       (1) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph (E); 
     and
       (2) by inserting after subparagraph (C) the following:
       ``(D) Farm and ranch land link coordinator.--
       ``(i) In general.--The Secretary shall designate 1 farm and 
     ranch land link coordinator for each State from among the 
     State office employees of any of the following agencies in 
     that State:

       ``(I) The Farm Service Agency.
       ``(II) The Natural Resources Conservation Service.
       ``(III) The Risk Management Agency.
       ``(IV) The Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
       ``(V) The Rural Utilities Service.

       ``(ii) Training.--The Small Farms and Beginning Farmers and 
     Ranchers Group shall coordinate the development of a training 
     plan so that each State coordinator receives sufficient 
     training to have a general working knowledge of the programs 
     and services available from each agency of the Department to 
     assist small and beginning farmers and ranchers in the 
     transition of land from retiring farmers and ranchers.
       ``(iii) Duties.--The coordinator shall--

       ``(I) coordinate technical assistance at the State level to 
     assist small and beginning farmers and ranchers, and retiring 
     farmers and ranchers, interested in, or in process of, the 
     transition of land, with the goal of keeping land in 
     agricultural production;
       ``(II) develop, in consultation with appropriate Federal, 
     State, and local agencies and nongovernmental organizations, 
     and submit a State plan for approval by the Small Farms and 
     Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Group or as directed by the 
     Secretary to provide coordination to ensure adequate services 
     to small and beginning farmers and ranchers at all county and 
     area offices throughout the State that support linking small 
     and beginning farmers and ranchers with retiring farmers and 
     ranchers, including, at a minimum, facilitating the 
     transition of land;
       ``(III) oversee implementation of the approved State plan; 
     and
       ``(IV) work with outreach coordinators in the State offices 
     of the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resources 
     Conservation Service, the Risk Management Agency, the Rural 
     Business-Cooperative Service, the Rural Utilities Service, 
     the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and 
     appropriate nongovernmental organizations to ensure 
     appropriate information about technical assistance is 
     available at outreach events and activities.''.

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  SA 1169. Mrs. FISCHER (for herself and Mr. Carper) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1050, after line 23, add the following:

     SEC. 10013. IMPORTATION OF SEED.

       Section 17(c) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and 
     Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. 136o(c)) is amended--
       (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
     following:
       ``(1) In general.--The Secretary''; and
       (2) by adding at the end the following:
       ``(2) Importation of seed.--Notwithstanding any other 
     provision of this subsection, the Secretary is not required 
     to notify the Administrator of the arrival of a plant-
     incorporated protectant (as defined in section 174.3 of title 
     40, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor 
     regulation)) that is contained in a seed, if--
       ``(A) that plant-incorporated protectant is registered 
     under section 3;
       ``(B) the Administrator has issued an experimental use 
     permit for that plant-incorporated protectant under section 
     5; or
       ``(C) the seed is covered by a permit or notification (as 
     defined in part 340 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations 
     (or any successor regulation)).
       ``(3) Cooperation.--
       ``(A) In general.--In response to a request from the 
     Administrator, the Secretary of Agriculture shall provide to 
     the Administrator a list of seed containing plant-
     incorporated protectants (as defined in section 174.3 of 
     title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor 
     regulation)) if that seed has been imported into the United 
     States under a permit or notification referred to in 
     paragraph (2).
       ``(B) Contents.--The list under subparagraph (A) shall be 
     provided in a form and at such intervals as may be agreed to 
     by the Secretary and the Administrator.
       ``(4) Applicability.--Nothing in this subsection precludes 
     or limits the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture with 
     respect to the importation or movement of plants, plant 
     products, or seeds under--
       ``(A) the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.); and
       ``(B) the Federal Seed Act (7 U.S.C. 1551 et seq.).''.
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  SA 1170. Mr. THUNE (for himself and Mr. Rockefeller) submitted an 
amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to 
reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018; which was ordered to 
lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 876, line 22, strike ``shall'' and insert ``may''.

                                 ______
                                 
  SA 1171. Mr. SCHATZ submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 986, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:

     SEC. 8___. TROPICAL FOREST RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION.

       (a) Definitions.--In this section:
       (1) State.--The term ``State'' has the meaning given the 
     term in section 6(f) of the Forest and Rangeland Renewable 
     Resources Research Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 1645(f)).
       (2) Tropical forest.--The term ``tropical forest'' means 
     any area of forest land that is located between the Tropics 
     of Cancer and Capricorn.
       (b) Tropical Forest Conservation.--
       (1) In general.--For purposes of tropical forest 
     conservation, rehabilitation, reforestation, and research, 
     the Secretary may--
       (A) acquire tropical forest land and interests in tropical 
     forest land in any State by purchase, donation, exchange, 
     transfer, or interchange; and
       (B) designate the land and interests in land as national 
     tropical research forests.
       (2) Conservation objectives.--The Secretary shall manage 
     each national tropical research forest designated under this 
     section in a manner that protects and conserves indigenous 
     flora and fauna, water quality, streams and aquifers, and the 
     geological, ecological and other natural values.
       (3) Research and management practices.--Research and land 
     management practices conducted in a national tropical 
     research forest may include--
       (A) silviculture; and
       (B) the control of ungulates and invasive species.
       (4) Other uses.--Public recreation and other multiple uses 
     may be allowed in a national tropical research forest if the 
     uses are compatible, and do not interfere, with conservation 
     objectives and research and management practices.
       (5) Applicable laws.--
       (A) In general.--A national tropical research forest shall 
     be managed in accordance with the laws (including 
     regulations) applicable to the National Forest System and 
     this section.
       (B) Hawaii.--The Secretary may designate a national 
     tropical research forest acquired in Hawaii as a unit of the 
     Hawaii national

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     tropical research forest in furtherance of the purposes of 
     the Hawaii Tropical Forest Recovery Act (Public Law 102-574; 
     106 Stat. 4593) and the amendments made by that Act.
       (C) Supplemental applicability.--This section shall be 
     considered supplemental to, and not in derogation of--
       (i) the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning 
     Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.);
       (ii) title XXIV of Public Law 101-624 (7 U.S.C. 6701 et 
     seq.); and
       (iii) the Hawaii Tropical Forest Recovery Act (Public Law 
     102-574; 106 Stat. 4593) and amendments made by that Act.
       (c) Realty Management.--
       (1) Willing sellers.--Land and interests in land acquired 
     under this section shall be from willing sellers only.
       (2) Land valuation.--Land and interests in land acquired 
     under this section shall be valued--
       (A) in accordance with appraisals prepared in conformity 
     with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land 
     Acquisitions developed by the Interagency Land Acquisition 
     Conference; or
       (B) for areas of land for which elements of value (such as 
     physical characteristics and other amenities) are readily 
     apparent and substantially similar, in accordance with market 
     surveys or mass appraisal techniques approved by the Chief 
     Appraiser of the Forest Service.
       (3) Cooperative management.--The Secretary may allow a unit 
     of State or local government, an institution of higher 
     education, or a nonprofit organization to cooperate in the 
     management of a national tropical research forest in 
     accordance with such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
     may establish.
       (4) Funding.--For the acquisition of land and interests in 
     land under this section, the Secretary may use amounts--
       (A) deposited for general use in the fund established under 
     Public Law 90-171 (commonly known as the ``Sisk Act'') (16 
     U.S.C. 484a);
       (B) donated or appropriated for research purposes;
       (C) appropriated from the land and water conservation fund 
     established under section 2 of the Land and Water 
     Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 460l-5);
       (D) appropriated to the Forest Service that are otherwise 
     unobligated and available;
       (E) derived and available from payments under any Federal 
     permitting program for the mitigation or offset of 
     environmental impacts; and
       (F) derived and available from the sale or disposition of 
     land pursuant to the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation 
     Act (43 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.).
       (5) Puerto rico.--
       (A) Revenues from el yunque national forest.--
       (i) In general.--To fund land acquisition solely in Puerto 
     Rico that is authorized by subsection (b)(1), in addition to 
     the amounts otherwise made available under paragraph (4), the 
     Secretary may use all amounts generated from El Yunque 
     National Forest that are deposited in the National Forest 
     Fund, other than those amounts required by law to be paid to 
     Puerto Rico.
       (ii) Availability of amounts.--Amounts made available to 
     the Secretary under this subparagraph shall remain available 
     until expended and without further appropriation.
       (B) El yunque national forest boundary adjustment.--
       (i) In general.--To the extent that the Secretary acquires 
     land that abuts the boundaries of El Yunque National Forest, 
     the Secretary shall adjust the boundaries of El Yunque 
     National Forest to include the acquired land.
       (ii) Relation to other law.--For purposes of section 7 of 
     the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 (16 U.S.C. 
     460l-9), the boundaries of El Yunque National Forest, as 
     adjusted pursuant to this subparagraph, shall be considered 
     to be boundaries of the National Forest as of January 1, 
     1965.
       (d) Institutes of Tropical Forestry.--Section 2407 of title 
     XXIV of Public Law 101-624 (7 U.S.C. 6701 et seq.) (7 U.S.C. 
     6706) is amended--
       (1) in the first sentence, by striking ``The Secretary'' 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(a) In General.--The Secretary''; and
       (2) in the second sentence, by striking ``The Institutes'' 
     and inserting the following:
       ``(b) Acquisition and Management of Land.--The Institutes 
     may--
       ``(1) acquire and manage land and interests in land for 
     tropical forest conservation purposes and research; and
       ``(2) provide public outreach and educational opportunities 
     consistent with research and conservation objectives, 
     including, to the maximum extent practicable, to 
     international partners and allies.
       ``(c) Research.--The Institutes''.
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  SA 1172. Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota submitted an amendment intended 
to be proposed by him to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural 
programs through 2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as 
follows:

       Beginning on page 946, strike line 25 and all that follows 
     through page 947, line 9, and insert the following:
       (3) in subsection (c)--
       (A) in paragraph (1)--
       (i) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``multistate'' and all 
     that follows through ``technology implementation'' and 
     inserting ``integrated, multistate research, extension, and 
     education programs on technology development and technology 
     implementation'';
       (ii) by striking subparagraph (C); and
       (iii) by redesignating subparagraph (D) as subparagraph 
     (C); and
       (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``A sun grant'' and 
     inserting ``Effective beginning on the date on which the 
     program under this section is funded at the fully authorized 
     level of the program, a sun grant'';
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  SA 1173. Mrs. BOXER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by 
her to the bill S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 
2018; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

       On page 1150, after line 15, add the following:

     SEC. 122 ___. STAY AND STUDY ON PROPOSED ACTIONS RELATING TO 
                   SULFURYL FLUORIDE.

       (a) In General.--The Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency shall delay taking final action on the 
     objections addressed in the proposed order entitled 
     ``Sulfuryl Fluoride; Proposed Order Granting Objections to 
     Tolerances and Denying Request for a Stay'' (76 Fed. Reg. 
     3422 (January 19, 2011)) as that proposed order relates to 
     tolerances under chapter IV of the Federal Food, Drug, and 
     Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 341 et seq.) until the date that is 2 
     years after the date of enactment of this Act.
       (b) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental 
     Protection Agency, in coordination with the Secretary of 
     Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, 
     shall submit to the Committees on Agriculture and Energy and 
     Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committees 
     on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and Environment and 
     Public Works of the Senate a report on--
       (1) the potential public health, economic, and public 
     right-to-know effects that may result from finalization of 
     the proposed order described in subsection (a);
       (2) any alternatives to the use of sulfuryl fluoride in the 
     agricultural sector, including alternatives available through 
     the USDA National Organic Certification Program and 
     alternatives used in other countries; and
       (3) actions that Federal agencies can take to help address 
     public health threats, including to the health of infants and 
     children, by reducing fluoride exposures below levels that 
     have been determined to be safe.