Text: H.R.4654 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one version of the bill.

Text available as:

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (12/14/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4654


To amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to use certain data in determining an actual or benchmark county yield, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 14, 2017

Mr. Cramer (for himself, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Emmer, Mrs. Noem, and Mr. Peterson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture


A BILL

To amend the Agricultural Act of 2014 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to use certain data in determining an actual or benchmark county yield, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Improvements to the Agriculture Risk Coverage Program.

Section 1117(g)(4) of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (7 U.S.C. 9017(g)(4)) is amended to read as follows:

“(4) in the case of county coverage—

“(A) effective beginning with actual yields for the 2017 crop year, assign an actual county yield for each planted acre for the crop year for the covered commodity—

“(i) for a county for which county data collected by the Risk Management Agency is sufficient, as determined by the Secretary, to offer a county-wide insurance product using the actual average county yield determined by the Risk Management Agency; or

“(ii) for a county not described in clause (i) using—

“(I) other sources of yield information (including consultation with the applicable State office of the Farm Service Agency); or

“(II) the yield history of representative farms in the State, region, or crop reporting district, as determined by the Secretary;

“(B) assign a benchmark county yield for a crop year using the actual county yield assigned in the prior crop year under subparagraph (A); and

“(C) make payments, as applicable, to producers using the payment rate of the county of the physical location of the base acres of a farm.”.