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Short Titles as Introduced

Farming Flexibility Act of 2013

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to authorize producers on a farm to produce fruits and vegetables for processing on the base acres of the farm.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/17/2013Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
05/03/2013Referred to the Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
04/17/2013Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/17/2013Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (7)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 04/17/2013
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7]* 04/17/2013
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4]* 04/17/2013
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6]* 04/17/2013
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7]* 04/17/2013
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 04/26/2013
Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5] 05/14/2013

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture04/17/2013 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture05/03/2013 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/17/2013)

Farming Flexibility Act of 2013 - Amends the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to consider mung beans and pulse crops as covered commodities whose planting on base acres is prohibited unless the commodity, if planted, is destroyed before harvest.

Provides that: (1) as of crop year 2014 producers on a farm may reduce the base acres for any covered commodity for a crop year by one acre for each acre used for the production of fruits or vegetables (other than potatoes) for processing; (2) such acres devoted to fruits or vegetables shall be included in base acres for the covered commodity for the subsequent crop year unless the producers on the farm make the election to produce fruits and vegetables for the subsequent crop year; and (3) if a farm's base acres are recalculated the production of fruits or vegetables shall be considered to be the same as the planting, prevented planting, or production of a covered commodity.