Summary: H.R.3664 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House amended, Part II (07/18/1990)

Omnibus Agricultural Commodity Promotion and Research Act of 1990 - Title I: Pecan Promotion - Pecan Promotion and Research Act of 1990 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to issue orders to pecan growers, handlers, and importers with respect to pecan promotion and research. Requires any such order to establish a Pecan Marketing Board to carry out a coordinated program of research and promotion to strengthen the pecan industry's domestic and foreign market position.

Funds such program through assessments: (1) on all pecans produced in, or imported into, the United States; and (2) deducted from the first payment made to a grower for all pecans sold to a first handler.

Provides for a pecan producer and importer referendum of program approval.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Mushrooms - Mushroom Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1990 - Directs the Secretary to issue orders to mushroom producers, importers, and first handlers with respect to mushroom promotion, research, and consumer information. Requires such an order to establish a Mushroom Council to administer the orders and support mushroom promotion, research, and consumer information projects.

Funds such activities through assessments on producers and importers.

Provides for mushroom producer and importer referenda for approval of such orders.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title III: Potatoes - Potato Research and Promotion Act Amendments of 1990 - Amends the Potato Research and Promotion Act to extend coverage to all domestic and imported potatoes. Includes potato importers in program assessments and referenda and their representatives on the Potato Board. Reduces the proportion of producers and importers required for approval of a referendum to a majority. Authorizes the elimination of assessment refunds by referendum.

Title IV: Limes - Lime Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act of 1990 - Directs the Secretary to issue orders to lime producers, handlers, and importers with respect to lime promotion, research, and consumer information. Requires such an order to establish a Lime Board to administer such orders.

Funds such activities through assessments on producers and importers.

Provides for lime producer and importer referenda for approval of such orders. Authorizes appropriations.

Title V: Cotton - Cotton Research and Promotion Act Amendments of 1990 - Amends the Cotton Research and Promotion Act to extend the Department of Agriculture's cotton research and promotion program to all cotton marketed in the United States, rather than merely cotton harvested here. Includes cotton importers in program assessments and referenda and their representatives on the Cotton Board. Authorizes the elimination of assessment refunds by referendum. Reduces the proportion of producers and importers required for approval of a referendum to a majority.

Title VI: Honey - Honey Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act Amendments of 1990 - Amends the Honey Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Act to authorize the appointment of a honey exporter to one of the two importer slots on the Honey Board. Sets the honey assessment rate. Establishes a new assessment exemption for honey consumed at home or donated to a nonprofit, governmental, or similar entity and not for resale. Authorizes the elimination of assessment refunds by referendum.

Title VII: Application of Commodity Research and Promotion Programs to Imports - Prohibits commodity research and promotion programs from being applied to imports in a discriminatory manner or in a manner inconsistent with U.S. international obligations.