S.919 - Healthy Farms, Foods, and Fuels Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 03/20/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||03/20/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.|
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Summary: S.919 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/20/2007)
Healthy Farms, Foods, and Fuels Act of 2007 - Extends: (1) the conservation reserve program; (2) the wetlands reserve program; (3) the conservation security program; (4) the grassland reserve program; (5) the environmental quality incentives program; (6) the wildlife habitat incentive program; (7) the agricultural management assistance program;
Establishes: (1) the cooperative conservation partnership initiative; (2) the community forestry and open space conservation program; (3) an integrated pest management initiative; (4) a conservation initiative for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers; (5) a conservation planning pilot program; and (6) a cooperative conservation educational assistance program.
Authorizes a conservation loan guarantee program.
Revises: (1) the farmland protection program; and (2) funding for the healthy forests reserve program.
Revises and extends the biorefinery development program.
Extends: (1) the energy audit and renewable energy development program; (2) the renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements program; (3) the Department of Agriculture bioenergy program; (4) biomass research and development; and (5) carbon cycle research.
Extends: (1) the community food project grant program; (2) the farm-to-cafeteria program; (3) the women, infants, and children (WIC) farmers' market nutrition program; (4) the senior farmers' market nutrition program; and (5) farmers' market promotion program.
Establishes: (1) a fruit and vegetable nutrition promotion program; (2) a food stamp fruit and vegetable electronic transfer pilot program; and (3) a farm viability program (currently, program authority is discretionary).
Provides for Department of Defense and Department of Agriculture procurement of locally produced agricultural products.
Extends: (1) the organic agriculture research and extension initiative; (2) education grant programs for Hispanic-serving institutions; (3) the value-added agricultural product market development grant program; and (4) and revises the national organic certification and transition cost share program.