S.1586 - Disaster Assistance Fairness and Equity Act of 1989101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Gramm, Phil [R-TX] (Introduced 09/06/1989)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/17/1990 Referred to Subcommittee on Agricultural Production. (All Actions)|
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Text: S.1586 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
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S 1586 IS 101st CONGRESS 1st Session S. 1586 To clarify a provision of the Disaster Assistance Act of 1989 in order to avoid penalizing producers who planted a replacement crop on disaster-affected acreage and for other purposes. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 6, 1989 Mr. GRAMM (for himself and Mrs. KASSEBAUM) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry A BILL To clarify a provision of the Disaster Assistance Act of 1989 in order to avoid penalizing producers who planted a replacement crop on disaster-affected acreage and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the `Disaster Assistance Fairness and Equity Act of 1989'. SEC. 2. Section 110 of the Disaster Assistance Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-82) is amended to read as follows: `SEC. 110. Reduction of Disaster Payments Based on Replanted Acreage. (a) REDUCTION OF DISASTER PAYMENTS- Effective only for producers on a farm who receive disaster payments under this subtitle for a crop of a commodity, the Secretary of Agriculture shall reduce such payments by an amount that reflects the net value of any crop such producers plant for harvest in 1989 to replace the crop for which disaster payments are received. However, this net value offset on the replanted acreage shall only reduce disaster payments due on the same acreage. (b) REPLACEMENT CROPS- For purposes of subsection (a), a crop shall be considered to be planted to replace the crop for which disaster payments are received if (because of loss or damage to the first crop due to damaging weather or related condition in 1988 or 1989) the second crop is planted on acreage on which the producers planted, or were prevented from planting, the first crop. (c) ADMINISTRATION- In carrying out this section, the Secretary shall-- (1) determine the net value of the second crop, either irrigated or nonirrigated, based on-- (A) the actual yield of the producers and average market prices for the second crop during a representative period; (B) less the cost of production of the second crop for the producers based on the county average cost as determined by the Secretary; (2) take into account the historical cropping patterns of producers; and (3) take into consideration the effects of the disaster on future cropping practices and rotations.