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Short Titles as Introduced

American Agriculture First Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prioritize the purchase of agricultural commodities from domestically owned enterprises, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

04/25/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

05/07/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
04/25/2019Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/25/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture04/25/2019 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research05/07/2019 Referred to

As of 10/18/2019 no related bill information has been received for H.R.2362 - American Agriculture First Act

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Introduced in House (04/25/2019)

American Agriculture First Act

This bill requires the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to purchase at least 75% of the agricultural commodities of the Food Purchase and Distribution Program from domestically owned enterprises if it is necessary to respond to trade damage from retaliation by foreign nations with respect to agricultural commodities.

The requirement does not apply if the Department of Agriculture reports to Congress that meeting the requirement

  • is not possible because the agricultural commodities available from domestically owned enterprises cannot meet the supply needs of the AMS; or
  • would result in a greater than 150% increase between (1) the amount necessary to purchase the agricultural commodities, and (2) the average cost of the agricultural commodities purchased by the AMS in the prior 3 years.

The authority provided by this bill expires on September 30, 2023.