S.3538 - A bill to amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to suspend a prohibition on payments to certain farms with limited base acres for the 2008 and 2009 crop years, to extend the signup for direct payments and counter-cyclical payments for the 2008 crop year, and for other purposes.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 09/23/2008)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||09/23/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.|
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Summary: S.3538 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/23/2008)
Amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 with respect to producers, including peanut producers, with 10 or fewer base acres to: (1) suspend a prohibition on direct payments, counter-cyclical payments, or average crop revenue election payments; and (2) extend the 2008 signup deadline for direct payments and counter-cyclical payments until December 31, 2008.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to ensure that no penalty is assessed against producers for failure to submit reports or comply with other program requirements as a result of compliance with the extended signup deadline.