Summary: H.R.1912 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1912. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/02/1985)

Agricultural Efficiency and Equity Act of 1985 - Title I: Acreage Base and Program Yield System - States that the purpose of this Act is to prescribe an efficient and predictable system for establishing farm and crop acreage bases and program yields.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to provide for the establishment and maintenance through the county committees of farm acreage and crop acreage bases for each program crop based on the preceding five crop years. Permits producer crop acreage base adjustments. Permits the Secretary to suspend acreage limitations when market factors or emergencies demand.

Requires program participation in order to receive price support assistance.

Directs the Secretary to provide through the county committees for a farm program yield for each crop based on the preceding five years.

Sets forth related county committee recordkeeping responsibilities.

Title II: Price Support Levels for Program Crops and Reconciliation with Permanent Law - Applies the provisions of this Act to wheat, feed grains, cotton, and rice.

Makes conforming amendments to specified agricultural Acts.

Amends the Agricultural Act of 1949 to provide: (1) that price supports for peanuts for which marketing quotas have been disapproved shall be 50 percent of parity; and (2) no supports for tobacco for which marketing quotas have been disapproved.