Summary: S.3586 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.3586. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (10/11/2018)

This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue emergency payments to dairy producers. USDA must develop criteria for the payments that give priority to producers who are: (1) located in a state with a high cost of dairy production compared to other states, and (2) on a farm with a high cost of dairy production based on the size of the farm.

The emergency payments provided under this bill must be at least $10,000 but no greater than $20,000 per dairy operation.

USDA must use $556 million in Commodity Credit Corporation funds to carry out this bill. The bill designates the spending as an emergency requirement pursuant to the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Act of 2010 and the FY2018 congressional budget resolution. (This exempts the spending from various budget enforcement rules.)