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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Agricultural Programs

Title II: Conservation Programs

Title III: Rural Economic and Community Development Programs

Title IV: Domestic Food Programs

Title V: Foreign Assistance and Related Programs

Title VI: Related Agencies and Food and Drug Administration

Title VII: General Provisions

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 - Title I: Agricultural Programs - Appropriates funds for FY 1996 for the following Department of Agriculture programs and services: (1) Office of the Secretary of Agriculture; (2) executive operations (Chief Economist, National Appeals Division, Office of Budget and Program Analysis); (3) Chief Financial Officer; (4) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration; (5) agriculture buildings and facilities and rental payments; (6) advisory committees; (7) hazardous waste management; (8) departmental administration; (9) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations; (10) Office of Communications; (11) Office of the Inspector General; (12) Office of the General Counsel; (13) Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics; (14) Economic Research Service; (15) National Agricultural Statistics Service; (16) Agricultural Research Service; (17) Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; (18) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs; (19) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; (20) Agricultural Marketing Service; (21) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration; (22) Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety; (23) Food Safety and Inspection Service; (24) Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services; (25) Consolidated Farm Service Agency; (26) Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund; and (27) Commodity Credit Corporation Fund.

Prohibits the use of specified funds for tobacco export promotion or research.

Title II: Conservation Programs - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment; (2) Natural Resources Conservation Service; and (3) Consolidated Farm Service Agency.

Title III: Rural Economic and Community Development Programs - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Economic and Community Development; (2) Rural Housing and Community Development Service (including discretionary funding for rural housing loans for properties in the Pine View Subdivision, Gibsonville, North Carolina); (3) Rural Business and Cooperative Development Service; and (4) Rural Utilities Service.

Title IV: Domestic Food Programs - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services; and (2) Food and Consumer Service, including the Food Stamp Program.

Title V: Foreign Assistance and Related Programs - Appropriates funds for the Foreign Agricultural Service.

Title VI: Related Agencies and Food and Drug Administration - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Food and Drug Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services; (2) Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation; and (3) Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Sets forth administrative provisions with respect to Farm Credit Administration health benefits enrollment.

Title VII: General Provisions - Specifies certain uses and limits on or prohibitions against the use of funds appropriated by this Act, including: (1) Buy-American provisions; (2) honey payments or loan forfeitures; (3) salary payments in connection with a market program on behalf of the U.S. Mink Export Development Council or any mink industry trade association; (4) wetlands and conservation reserve program acreage; (5) certain Food Safety and Inspection Service compliance guidelines; (6) an exemption for certain Small Business Innovation Development grants from specified overhead caps; (7) operation of the Board of Tea Experts; and (8) restrictions on water use or increased cost to private owners of supply facilities on National Forest lands.