S.3586 - A bill to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to provide emergency payments to dairy producers.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 10/11/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/11/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3586 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.)