Summary: S.1614 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (07/26/1977)

(Reported to Senate from the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry with amendment, S. Rept. 95-362)

Western States Conservation Act - Amends the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act to expand the present Great Plains area soil conservation program to include all 22 contiguous States west of the Mississippi River.

Permits conservation plans submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture by land owners and operators to include measures for improving irrigation systems to conserve water.

Requires land owners or operators contracting with the Secretary to agree to forfeit all rights to payments for losses sustained because of natural disaster if such losses where sustained in connection with lands on which permanent conservation measures had been installed under a contract with the Secretary and such measures were destroyed by the owner or operator after expiration of such contract.