H.R.5779 - Reduce and End our Deficits Using Commonsense Eliminations in the Agriculture Program Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] (Introduced 07/20/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||11/16/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.|
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Summary: H.R.5779 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/20/2010)
Reduce and End our Deficits Using Commonsense Eliminations in the Agriculture Program Act - Amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to terminate cotton and peanut storage payments.
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to terminate the Forest Service's Economic Action Program.
Amends the Wool Suit and Textile Trade Extension Act of 2004 to terminate the grant program for manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics.
Amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to terminate the Delta region health care services program.
Amends the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to terminate the grant and loan program for energy generation, transmission, and distribution facilities efficiency in rural communities with extremely high energy costs.
Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to revise income eligibility limitations for: (1) commodity program non-farm income; (2) direct payment farm income; and (3) conservation program non-farm income.
Reduces crop year payment limits for covered commodity and peanut: (1) direct payments; (2) counter-cyclical payments; and (3) average crop revenue election (ACRE)/counter-cyclical payments.
Amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to revise the definition of "payment acres" for covered commodity and peanut direct and counter-cyclical payments.
Amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to reduce additional FY2011 and FY2012 funding for the market access program.
Amends the Federal Crop Insurance Act to reduce the reimbursement rate beginning in FY2011 for private insurance providers under the crop insurance program.
Prohibits the Secretary from conducting timber sales in the Southwestern, Pacific Southwest, or Alaska region of the National Forest System where federal expenditures to support timber sales have been significantly higher than offsetting receipts until the Secretary certifies to Congress that timber sales in the region will generate receipts at least equal to supporting federal expenditures.