S.548 - Voluntary Public Access and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Conrad, Kent [D-ND] (Introduced 03/08/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||05/17/2005 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: S.548 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/08/2005)
Voluntary Public Access and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program Act of 2005 - Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program under which States and tribal governments may apply for grants to encourage owners and operators of privately-held farm, ranch, and forest land to voluntarily make such land available for public access under State- and tribally-administered plans.
Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to exclude from excess base acreage computation for direct and counter-cyclical payment purposes certain conservation enrolled farm land not planted in an agricultural commodity.