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House Report 113-117 - PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1947) TO PROVIDE FOR THE REFORM AND CONTINUATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2018, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

[House Report 113-117]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-117

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PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 1947) TO PROVIDE FOR THE 
   REFORM AND CONTINUATION OF AGRICULTURAL AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF THE 
   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2018, AND FOR OTHER 
                                PURPOSES

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   June 19 (legislative day, June 18), 2013.--Referred to the House 
                   Calendar and ordered to be printed

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   Mr. Sessions, from the Committee on Rules, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 271]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 271, by a nonrecord vote, report the same to 
the House with the recommendation that the resolution be 
adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for further consideration of H.R. 
1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 
2013, under a structured rule. The resolution provides for no 
additional general debate. The resolution makes in order as 
original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules 
Committee Print 113-14, modified by the amendment printed in 
part A of this report. That amendment in the nature of a 
substitute shall be considered as read. The resolution waives 
all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. The resolution makes in order only those further 
amendments printed in part B of this report and amendments en 
bloc described in section 3 of the resolution. Each amendment 
printed in part B of this report may be offered only in the 
order printed in this report, may be offered only by a Member 
designated in this report, shall be considered as read, shall 
be debatable for the time specified in this report equally 
divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be 
withdrawn by its proponent at any time before action thereon, 
shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to 
a demand for division of the question in the House or in the 
Committee of the Whole. The resolution waives all points of 
order against the amendments printed in part B of this report 
or against amendments en bloc as described in section 3 of the 
resolution.
    Section 3 of the resolution provides that it shall be in 
order at any time for the chair of the Committee on Agriculture 
or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of 
amendments printed in part B of this report not earlier 
disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, 
shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and 
controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Agriculture or their designees, shall not be 
subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for 
division of the question in the House or the Committee of the 
Whole. The original proponent of an amendment included in such 
amendments en bloc may insert a statement in the Congressional 
Record immediately before the disposition of the amendments en 
bloc.
    Section 4 of the resolution provides one motion to recommit 
with or without instructions.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    The waiver of all points of order against the amendment in 
the nature of a substitute made in order as original text 
includes a waiver of clause 5(a) of rule XXI, which provides 
that a bill or joint resolution carrying a tax or tariff 
measure may not be reported by a committee not having 
jurisdiction to report tax or tariff measures. Section 1207 
(Special Marketing Loan Provisions for Upland Cotton) and 
section 1301 (Sugar Program) contain tariff measures that fall 
within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means. 
Section 1412 (Participation of Dairy Producers in Margin 
Protection Program) and section 1435 (Remitting Monies to the 
Secretary and Use of Monies) contain revenue provisions that 
fall within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and 
Means.
    At the time the Rules Committee ordered the resolution 
reported, the waiver of all points of order against the 
amendments printed in this report included a waiver of section 
311(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, which prohibits 
consideration of any amendment that would cause revenues to be 
less than the level of total revenues for the first fiscal year 
or for the total of the first fiscal year and the ensuing 
fiscal years for which allocations are provided. Amendment #10, 
offered by Rep. Walorski (IN), and printed in this report, 
would cause revenue to be less than the level of total revenues 
set forth in the House-passed budget resolution.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 46

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #166, offered by Rep. Denham 
(CA) and Rep. Schrader (OR) and Rep. Campbell (CA) and Rep. 
Fitzpatrick (PA) andRep. Cardenas (CA) and Rep. Meeks (NY), 
which strikes section 12314 of the bill and replaces it with the text 
of H.R. 1731, a bill to create a uniform national standard for housing 
of egg-laying hens. Defeated: 3-7.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................  ............
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 47

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #65, offered by Rep. DeLauro 
(CT) and Rep. Kind (WI) and Rep. Petri (WI), which sets the 
government guarantee target for crop insurance company 
profitability at 12%, the target recommended in a study 
commissioned by USDA, and caps reimbursements of company 
administrative and operating expenses. Defeated: 2-8.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................  ............
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 48

    Motion by Mr. Polis to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers for amendment #162, offered by Rep. Sinema 
(AZ) and Rep. LaMalfa (CA), which requires the Secretary of 
Agriculture to provide technical assistance to the U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection on identifying produce marked with a 
trademark in violation of federal trademark law. Requires the 
Secretary of Agriculture to provide Congress with a report on 
produce marked with trademarks in violation of federal 
trademark law. Defeated: 2-8.

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Ms. Foxx........................................          Nay   Ms. Slaughter.....................  ............
Mr. Bishop of Utah..............................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Woodall.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Nugent......................................          Nay
Mr. Webster.....................................          Nay
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen................................  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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        SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT IN PART A CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    Lucas (OK): Makes technical corrections to section 1412 and 
section 1435 resolving potential violations of clause 4 of rule 
XXI.

           SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS IN PART B MADE IN ORDER

    1. McGovern (MA), Wilson (FL), Grayson (FL), Meeks (NY), 
Chu (CA), Lee, Barbara (CA), Conyers (MI), Wasserman Schultz 
(FL), Deutch (FL), Esty (CT), Capuano (MA), Tsongas (MA), Fudge 
(OH), Cardenas (CA), Langevin (RI), Doggett (TX), Ellison (MN), 
Welch (VT), DelBene (WA), Cicilline (RI), Doyle (PA), Bonamici 
(OR), Gallego (TX), Blumenauer (OR), Holt (NJ), Kennedy (MA), 
Horsford (NV), DeGette (CO), Courtney (CT), Pallone (NJ), 
Serrano (NY), Tonko (NY), Kilmer (WA), Pingree (ME), Hastings, 
Alcee (FL), Edwards (MD), DeFazio (OR), Cohen (TN), McDermott 
(WA), Brown, Corrine (FL), Clarke (NY), Veasey, Marc (TX), 
Green, Gene (TX), Johnson, Hank (GA), Norton (DC), Frankel 
(FL), Titus (NV), Pocan, Mark (WI), Sarbanes (MD), Davis, Danny 
K. (IL), Roybal-Allard (CA), Brady, Robert (PA), Lowenthal 
(CA), Lujan (NM), Crowley (NY), Matsui (CA), Beatty, (OH), Meng 
(NY), Waters (CA), Honda (CA), Green, Al (TX), Himes (CT), 
Bera, (CA), Huffman (CA), Engel (NY), Kuster, Ann (NH), 
O'Rourke (TX), Jeffries (NY), Rush (IL), Loebsack (IA), Castor 
(FL), Smith, Adam (WA): Restores the $20.5 billion cuts in SNAP 
by offsetting the Farm Risk Management Election Program and the 
Supplemental Coverage Option. (20 minutes)
    2. Gibbs (OH), Kind (WI): Sets the target price for all 
crops at 55 percent of the five year rolling Olympic average. 
The amendment also changes the acreage available for target 
price support to 85 percent of the farmer's base acres. (10 
minutes)
    3. Foxx (NC): Caps spending on the Farm Risk Management 
Election program at 110% of CBO-predicted levels for the first 
five (5) years in which payments are disbursed (FY 2016-2020). 
(10 minutes)
    4. Ellison (MN): Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to 
complete a study on the climate impacts of the Price Loss 
Coverage program. (10 minutes)
    5. Broun (GA): Repeals permanent law from the Agriculture 
Act of 1949 that pertains to dairy support. Prevents the 
currently suspended law from becoming reactivated should 
Congress not reauthorize programs under the Department of 
Agriculture. (10 minutes)
    6. Enyart (IL): Establishes a revenue neutral National 
Drought Council and a National Drought Policy Action Plan to 
streamline the federal response in times of drought. (10 
minutes)
    7. Graves, Tom (GA): Ensures that corn growers who sell 
their crop for ethanol production may not receive farm 
payments. Prohibits a producer on a farm that sells corn, 
directly or through a third party, to an ethanol production 
facility from receiving any farm bill payments or benefits. (10 
minutes)
    8. Blumenauer (OR), Capps (CA), Moran, James (VA): Requires 
that twenty percent of the acreage enrolled in the Conservation 
Reserve Program be set aside for the Conservation Reserve 
Enhancement Program and the Continuous Conservation Reserve 
Program, which allows states to target high priority and 
environmentally sensitive land, and to continuously re-enroll 
that land in CRP. (10 minutes)
    9. Blumenauer (OR), Huffman (CA), Moran, James (VA): 
Reforms the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to 
increase access for farmers, and eliminate payments to projects 
that do not show strong conservation benefits. (10 minutes)
    10. Lujan (NM): Allows small-scale Hispanic irrigators to 
be eligible EQIP funding. (10 minutes)
    11. Thompson, Bennie (MS): Makes the ownership eligibility 
requirement for Wetland Reserve Program equal to other 
conservation programs by returning the 7-year ownership rule to 
1 year, eliminates a percentage of the funds dedicated for 
Wetland Reserve Programs agricultural easements, and allows 
owners of land capability classes IV-VIII, with subclass 
designation w, from the Wetlands Reserve county/parish caps. 
(10 minutes)
    12. Gardner (CO), Polis (CO), Lamborn (CO), Coffman (CO), 
Perlmutter (CO): Specifies that the Secretary should give 
priority consideration for the use of Emergency Watershed 
Protection funding for those areas seeking assistance to 
protect public safety from flooding and repair damaged 
infrastructure caused by catastrophic wildfires. (10 minutes)
    13. Thompson, Mike (CA), Fortenberry (NE): Require a 
conservation compliance plan be filed with the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture and followed for all crops in wetlands and all 
annually tilled crops on highly erodible lands in order to 
qualify for crop insurance premium subsidy assistance. (10 
minutes)
    14. Hastings, Alcee (FL): Improves federal coordination in 
addressing the documented decline of managed and native 
pollinators and promotes the long-term viability of honey bee, 
wild bees, and other beneficial insects in agriculture. (10 
minutes)
    15. Royce (CA), Engel (NY): Reforms U.S. international food 
aid to allow for not more than 45 percent of authorized funds 
to be used for assistance other than U.S. agricultural 
commodities, yielding $215 million in annual efficiency 
savings, enabling the U.S. to reach an additional 4 million 
disaster victims. Curtails practice of ``monetization'' which, 
according to the GAO, is inefficient and led to a loss of $219 
million over three years. Reductions in mandatory spending 
result in $150 million in deficit reduction over the life of 
the bill. (20 minutes)
    16. Chabot (OH), McClintock (CA): Repeals Section 3102, 
which reauthorizes the Market Access Program (MAP) until 2018. 
(10 minutes)
    17. Titus (NV): Continues USDA's Hunger-Free Communities 
grant program, which has been included in the Senate Farm Bill. 
The program was created to foster collaborative public-private 
partnership efforts at the community level to root out and 
address the causes of hunger and help increase community access 
to nutritious foods. (10 minutes)
    18. Brooks (AL): Terminates funding for the Emerging 
Markets Program (EMP) after September 30, 2013. (10 minutes)
    19. Castor (FL): Seeks to ensure that Department of 
Agriculture certificates of origin are accepted by any country 
that has entered into a free trade agreement with the United 
States. (10 minutes)
    20. Messer, Luke (IN): Ensures that increased oversight of 
the Restaurant Meals Program is achieved in the most cost-
effective manner. Would require states to include, in a report 
that already is required by the bill, information on the cost 
and impact of security measures prescribed by the Secretary and 
recommendations for additional or alternative security 
enhancements to prevent fraud and ensure that only eligible 
recipients are participating in the program in the most cost 
effective manner. (10 minutes)
    21. Grimm (NY): Amends Sec. 4016 by specifying that at 
least one such pilot program shall be conducted in a large 
urban area that administers its own SNAP program and otherwise 
complies with the pilot program requirements. (10 minutes)
    22. Hudson (NC), LaMalfa (CA), Yoho, Ted (FL): Allows 
states to conduct drug testing on SNAP applicants as a 
condition for receiving benefits. (10 minutes)
    23. Conaway (TX): Requires a 10% reduction in the Thrifty 
Food Plan calculation in any year that the Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program is not authorized. (10 minutes)
    24. Kingston (GA), Westmoreland (GA), Austin, Scott (GA): 
Eliminates the provision that allows people to receive 113.6% 
of your normal (100%) SNAP benefits. (10 minutes)
    25. Butterfield (NC): Adds a section at the end of subtitle 
A of title IV to include items for personal hygiene for 
household use in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 
(10 minutes)
    26. Marino (PA): Directs the Comptroller General to 
establish a pilot program within nine states using the data 
required to be reported for SNAP under the Food and Nutrition 
Act. After the pilot program ends, the Comptroller General 
shall determine whether item specific data purchased with SNAP 
benefits can be collected using existing reporting 
requirements, and how to improve current SNAP reporting. (10 
minutes)
    27. Chabot (OH): Shortens the Supplemental Nutrition 
Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit expunging statute and require 
a State agency to expunge benefits that have not been accessed 
by a household after a period of 60 days. (10 minutes)
    28. Black (TN): Terminates an agreement the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture (USDA) has entered in with the Mexican 
government known as the ``Partnership for Nutrition Assistance 
Program.'' (10 minutes)
    29. Kaptur (OH): Requires that at least 50 percent of the 
funds made available for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program 
be reserved for seniors. (10 minutes)
    30. Schweikert (AZ): Strikes the Health Food Financing 
Initiative. (10 minutes)
    31. Welch (VT): Removes term limits on USDA guaranteed farm 
operating loans. (10 minutes)
    32. Tierney (MA), Keating (MA), Markey, Edward (MA), Lynch 
(MA), Bishop, Tim (NY), Shea-Porter, Carol (NH): Allows 
commercialfishermen to be eligible recipients of the Emergency 
Disaster Loan program (10 minutes)
    33. Costa (CA): Creates a pilot program that will use funds 
from the Rural Utility Service to address nitrate contamination 
of rural drinking water in communities with less than 10,000 
residents. (10 minutes)
    34. Gingrey (GA): Strikes section 6105 from the bill which 
provides the authorization for the Rural Broadband Access Loan 
and Loan Guarantee Program. (10 minutes)
    35. Rice, Tom (SC): Reauthorizes Pasture Based Beef Systems 
for the Appalachia Research Initiative. (10 minutes)
    36. Palazzo (MS): Authorizes funding for the Agriculture 
Technology Innovation Partnership program that is already set 
up through USDA. The amendment would authorize $500K for the 
pilot program. (10 minutes)
    37. Polis (CO), Blumenauer (OR), Massie (KY): Allows 
institutions of higher education to grow or cultivate 
industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural or academic 
research. The provision only applies to states that already 
permit industrial hemp growth and cultivation under state law. 
(10 minutes)
    38. Garamendi (CA), Gibson (NY): Modifies the Forest Legacy 
program to allow qualified third party, non-governmental 
entities to hold the conservation easements financed with 
Forest Legacy revenue. (10 minutes)
    39. Polis (CO), Napolitano (CA): Would help the U.S. Forest 
Service (USFS) streamline forest management decisions to treat 
insect infestations on public lands so that USFS can better 
protect our natural resources and critical infrastructure while 
reducing the fuel loads that contribute to wildfires. Adds to 
the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 and directs the 
USFS to designate and treat at least one subwatersheds on at 
least one National Forest in each state that is experiencing 
insect epidemics or diseases that impair forest health. (10 
minutes)
    40. Peters, Scott (CA): Gives parity to renewable chemicals 
and biobased product manufacturing under the energy title and 
the Biorefinery Assistance Program. (10 minutes)
    41. Marino (PA): Repeals the Biodiesel Fuel Education 
Program, which awards federal grants to educate fleet operators 
and the public on the benefits of using biodiesel fuels, 
instead of fossil fuels. (10 minutes)
    42. Neugebauer (TX), Vela, Filemon (TX): Makes fermentable 
sugar biomass crops eligible for payments under the Biomass 
Crop Assistance Program. (10 minutes)
    43. McClintock (CA): Strikes Sec. 10003--the Farmers Market 
and Local Food Promotion Program. This duplicative program 
funds lessons on food preparation, promotions of locally-grown 
crops and advertising of farmers markets. (10 minutes)
    44. Gibson (NY), Grimm (NY), Hanna (NY), Maloney, Sean 
(NY), Collins, Chris (NY): Strikes the olive oil import 
restriction contained in section 10010 of the bill. Under 
10010, if a marketing order for olive oil is established, olive 
oil imports would be subject to restrictions such as taste 
testing. (10 minutes)
    45. Walorski, Jackie (IN): Continues the prohibition on the 
Christmas tree tax by striking the section of the bill that 
lifts the stay on the tax. (10 minutes)
    46. Courtney (CT), Wittman (VA): Adds farmed shellfish to 
the list of specialty crops listed in Section 3 of the 
Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004. This would allow 
these products to be eligible for USDA marketing and research 
assistance. (10 minutes)
    47. Kind (WI), Petri (WI), Blumenauer (OR), Conyers (MI), 
Cooper (TN), DeFazio (OR), Connolly (VA), DeLauro (CT), 
McGovern (MA), Radel, Trey (FL), Sensenbrenner (WI), Waxman 
(CA): Limits premium subsidies to those producers with an AGI 
under $250,000 and limits per person premium subsidies to 
$50,000 and caps crop insurance providers' reimbursement of 
administrative and operating at $900 million and reduces their 
rate of return to 12%. Introduces transparency into the crop 
insurance program. (20 minutes)
    48. Carney (DE), Radel, Trey (FL): Strikes section 11012 of 
the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act. (10 
minutes)
    49. Radel, Trey (FL): Repeals the National Sheep Industry 
Improvement Center. (10 minutes)
    50. Walberg (MI): Strikes the addition of ``natural stone'' 
to the list of commodity products that can petition the USDA 
for the issuance of a promotion and research order. (10 
minutes)
    51. Benishek (MI): Requires a scientific and economic 
analysis of the FDA's Food Safety and Modernization Act prior 
to final regulations being enforced. The primary focus of the 
analysis will be the impact of this legislation on agricultural 
businesses of all sizes. (10 minutes)
    52. Bachus (AL): Ensures that the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) will consider regulations in accordance with 
provisions in the Regulatory Flexibility Act--so that small 
business impacts are considered in actions and alternatives 
that the USDA considers. (10 minutes)
    53. Sinema, Kyrsten (AZ), LaMalfa (CA): Requires the 
Secretary of Agriculture to provide technical assistance to the 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection on identifying produce 
claiming to be made in the United States when in fact it is 
not. Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to provide Congress 
with a report on produce represented as grown in the United 
States when in fact it was not. (10 minutes)
    54. Wittman (VA): Provides performance based measures, 
including crosscut budgeting, adaptive management and an 
Independent Evaluator, to assure federal dollars currently 
spent on Bay restoration activities produce results. (10 
minutes)
    55. Herrera-Beutler (WA), Schrader (OR): Codifies the EPA's 
longstanding silviculture rule. It protects federal, state, 
county, tribal, and private forest roads from costly permit 
requirements or other point source regulation along with 
litigation expenses and citizen suit liability. (10 minutes)
    56. Crawford (AR): Modifies the exemption levels of EPA's 
SPCC rules forsmall farmers and ranchers, which require 
producers to construct a containment facility around above-ground oil 
tanks. (10 minutes)
    57. Crawford (AR), Terry (NE): Prohibits the EPA from 
procuring or disclosing the private information of farmers and 
ranchers. (10 minutes)
    58. Foxx (NC): Sunsets all discretionary programs in the 
bill upon the expiration of the 5-year authorization period. 
(10 minutes)
    59. Kuster, Ann (NH): Increases the cap for wildlife 
habitat funding within the Environmental Quality Incentives 
Program (EQIP) from 5 percent to 7.5 percent. (10 minutes)
    60. Thompson, Bennie (MS): Allows the Healthy Forest 
Reserve Program to be a participating program of the Regional 
Conservation Partnership Program. (10 minutes)
    61. Thompson, Glenn (PA): Requires the Natural Resources 
Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide data and consultation to 
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with regard to water 
quality and nutrient management relating to ongoing modeling 
for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including EPA's ongoing 
implementation of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). (10 
minutes)
    62. Pearce (NM), Neugebauer (TX), Conaway (TX): Requires 
the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study on current USDA 
programs related to the Lesser Prairie Chicken to analyze the 
economic impact and effectiveness of these programs. (10 
minutes)
    63. Cramer, Kevin (ND): Caps mitigation for enhancement, 
restoration or creation of wetlands at a 1-for-1 acreage basis. 
Due to this amendment the greater than 1-for-1 mitigation 
appeals provision is no longer necessary, and therefore is 
struck. (10 minutes)
    64. Keating (MA), Markey, Edward (MA), Lynch (MA), McGovern 
(MA), Tierney (MA): Directs the Secretary of the Department of 
Agriculture to conduct an economic analysis of the existing 
market for US Atlantic Spiny Dogfish. (10 minutes)
    65. Reed (NY): Makes technical changes to Section 4015 
regarding data exchange standardization for improved 
operability (10 minutes)
    66. Young, Don (AK), Cole (OK): Grants the Secretary of 
Agriculture authority to permit the donation, preparation, and 
consumption of traditional Native food in public facilities 
primarily serving Alaska Natives and American Indians, as long 
as specific food safety requirements are met. (10 minutes)
    67. Negrete McLeod, Gloria (CA), Vargas, Juan (CA): 
Authorizes a feasibility study to identify which federal food 
programs tribes have the capacity to administer on their own. 
(10 minutes)
    68. Duckworth (IL): Requires the Secretary of Agriculture 
to conduct a study and report back to Congress on the impact of 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cuts on demand 
seen at charitable food providers. (10 minutes)
    69. Crowley (NY), Grimm (NY): Facilitates cost-neutral 
purchasing of Kosher and Halal food within the Emergency Food 
Assistance Program and improve information provided to 
participating food banks on availability of Kosher and Halal 
food (10 minutes)
    70. Huizenga (MI): Requires the United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) to conduct a study of sole-source contracts 
in Federal nutrition programs, and the effect such contracts 
have on program participation, program goals, non-program 
consumers, retailers, and free-market dynamics. The findings 
must be reported back to Congress within one year after the 
date of enactment of this act. (10 minutes)
    71. Gardner (CO): Gives Rural Utilities Services (RUS) 
borrowers the ability to hire contractors to perform NEPA 
studies without going through the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation (FAR) process. Almost every other agency allows 
contractors to be hired without using the FAR. (10 minutes)
    72. Ruiz, Raul (CA): Amends the Distance Learning and 
Telemedicine Program to add designated Health Professional 
Shortage Areas as a priority in awarding funding. (10 minutes)
    73. Michaud (ME), Welch (VT), Owens (NY), Shea-Porter, 
Carol (NH), McIntyre (NC), O'Rourke (TX): Reauthorizes through 
fiscal year 2018 the Northern Border Regional Commission, the 
Southeast Crescent Regional Commission, and the Southwest 
Border Regional Commission. (10 minutes)
    74. Turner (OH), Chabot (OH), Fudge (OH), Beatty, (OH): 
Adds a sense of the Congress in support of improving 
agricultural research and education through a USDA land grant 
program. (10 minutes)
    75. Gabbard (HI), Hanabusa (HI), Pierluisi (PR): Authorizes 
research, development, and a pest management plan to combat the 
coffee berry borer. (10 minutes)
    76. Faleomavaega (AS): Include American Samoa and the 
Federated Sates of Micronesia (FSM) as provided for the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The intent 
is to amend the McIntire-Stennis Act to include American Samoa, 
CNMI, and the FSM as already provided for Virgin Islands and 
Guam. American Samoa and FSM have land-grant colleges. The 
amendment will align with S. 984. (10 minutes)
    77. Slaughter (NY), Polis (CO): Reauthorizes the Research 
and Education Grants for the Study of Antibiotic Research 
program through 2018; it does not explicitly authorize or 
appropriate any funds. Reauthorization ensures that research 
into antibiotic-resistant bacteria remains a priority of NIFA 
and that NIFA retains the flexibility to fund the best research 
proposals on a competitive basis. (10 minutes)
    78. Gosar (AZ): Establishes parity among the fire-liability 
provisions in stewardship contracts by incorporating the 
liability provisions from timber contracts into integrated 
resource service contracts, companies are more likely to 
participate in the stewardship program, protecting communities 
and fostering healthy forests. (10 minutes)
    79. Cotton (AR): Amends Section 8304 Good Neighbor 
Authority in H.R. 1947. The amendment would clarify that all 
types of projects may be delegated by the U.S. Forest Service 
to the state foresters, including projects involving commercial 
harvesting or other mechanicalvegetative treatments. These 
projects would still be subject to all applicable NEPA regulations. The 
reference to ``insect-infected trees'' would be corrected to read 
``insect-infected forests''. (10 minutes)
    80. Tipton (CO), Coffman (CO), Gardner (CO), Lamborn (CO): 
Establishes a program providing the US Forest Service a large 
airtanker and aerial asset lease program. (10 minutes)
    81. Griffith (VA): Conveys a small parcel of National 
Forest System land in Pound, Virginia. The parcel, which is 
located in the Jefferson National Forest, is a family cemetery. 
(10 minutes)
    82. Meadows (NC): Waives NEPA requirements for timber 
cleanup projects on forest service land after a disaster. (10 
minutes)
    83. Loebsack (IA): Reinstates feasibility studies under the 
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) in the Energy Title, 
Title IX. (10 minutes)
    84. Grimm (NY), Gibson (NY), Bishop, Tim (NY): Requires the 
Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study and no later than 
180 days after enactment report back to the relevant committees 
in the House and Senate and analysis of energy use in USDA 
facilities, a list of energy audits that have been conducted at 
USDA facilities, a list of energy efficiency projects that have 
been conducted at USDA facilities and a list of energy savings 
projects that could be achieved with additional mechanical 
insulation at USDA facilities. (10 minutes)
    85. Cardenas (CA): Expands food safety education 
initiatives to include training farm workers on how to identify 
sources of food contamination and how to decrease bacterial 
contamination of food. (10 minutes)
    86. Austin, Scott (GA), Schrader (OR): Mandates the 
Secretary of Agriculture to consult with the Secretary of Labor 
to ensure that producers of perishable commodities are afforded 
a transparent and equitable process related to the labor 
disputes. (10 minutes)
    87. Kaptur (OH): Requires the Secretary to submit an annual 
report on invasive species in the United States. The report is 
required to be made available to the public. (10 minutes)
    88. Foxx (NC), Ellison (MN): Requires the government to 
disclose the names of certain persons and entities receiving 
federal crop insurance subsidies. Specifically, disclosure 
would be required for Members of Congress and their immediate 
families, Cabinet Secretaries and their immediate families, and 
entities of which any of the preceding parties is a majority 
shareholder. (10 minutes)
    89. Schock (IL): Includes pennycress as a research and 
development priority at the Risk Management Agency. (10 
minutes)
    90. Barr, (KY), Hudson (NC), Radel, Trey (FL), Whitfield 
(KY): Requires that any changes to current crop insurance 
policies be published and open for public comment at least 60 
days before June 30 and at least 60 days before November 30 of 
the year before the change would take effect. (10 minutes)
    91. Takano, Mark (CA), Markey, Edward (MA): Directs the 
Secretary of Agriculture to report to Congress on the economic 
implications for consumers, fishermen, and aquaculturists of 
fraud and mislabeling in wild and farmed seafood. (10 minutes)
    92. Fudge (OH), Sewell (AL): Requires USDA agencies that 
serve farmers and ranchers to provide a time and date stamped 
receipt for service to each farmer and rancher requesting 
information or service from USDA. (10 minutes)
    93. Velazquez (NY): Directs USDA to coordinate 
opportunities for urban agriculture. (10 minutes)
    94. Jackson Lee (TX): Establishes the sense of Congress 
that the Federal Government should increase business 
opportunities for small businesses, black farmers, women, and 
minority businesses. (10 minutes)
    95. Ross (FL), Rooney (FL): Expresses the sense of Congress 
that agricultural nutrients and chemicals play an important 
role in the production of American agriculture. Also expresses 
the sense of Congress that the Department of Agriculture should 
coordinate with the Department of Homeland Security in the 
development of regulations and procedures for handling these 
agricultural chemicals. (10 minutes)
    96. Conaway (TX), Vela, Filemon (TX): Requires the 
Secretary of State to submit a report on water sharing with 
Mexico. (10 minutes)
    97. Flores (TX): Requires USDA to conduct and submit a 
study detailing all activities engaged in and resources 
expended in furtherance of Executive Order 13547 relating to 
the Administration's continued attempts to establish the 
National Ocean Policy without Congressional authorization. The 
study also should include any budget requests for fiscal year 
2014 for support of implementation of Executive Order 13547, 
and be submitted to the House Committee on Agriculture and 
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (10 
minutes)
    98. Pitts (PA), Davis, Danny K. (IL), Goodlatte (VA), 
Blumenauer (OR): Reforms the Federal sugar program, and for 
other purposes. (20 minutes)
    99. Goodlatte (VA), Scott, David (GA), Collins, Chris (NY), 
Moran, James (VA), Duffy (WI), Polis (CO), Coffman (CO), Meeks 
(NY), DeGette (CO), Issa (CA), Sessions (TX), Lee, Barbara 
(CA): The Amendment would remove Subtitle D PART I--``DAIRY 
PRODUCER MARGIN PROTECTION AND DAIRY MARKET STABILIZATION 
PROGRAMS'' and replaces it with a new ``Dairy Producer Margin 
Insurance Program''. The amendment provides dairy producers 
with the option to annually enroll in a new margin insurance 
program at levels of $4.00 and up to $8.00 in increments of 
fifty cents. Based on the highest annual of three previous 
calendar years of their milk marketings, dairy producers are 
allowed to elect their coverage level and the percentage of 
coverage up to 80% at the start of the program and annually 
thereafter. Dairy producers are also allowed to update their 
production history annually. The Secretary is required to make 
payments to dairy producers enrolled in the program whenever 
the actual dairy producer margin drops below $4.00 (or below a 
higher level of coverage up to $8.00). The amendment leaves the 
rest of the underlying dairy title intact, including the 
removal of the Dairy Product Price Support Program, the MILC 
Program, and the Dairy Export Assistance Program and the 
reauthorization of the 1996 FMMO additional order provision. 
(20 minutes)
    100. Fortenberry (NE): Reduces farm program payment limits, 
capping commodity payments at $250,000 per year for any one 
farm. The legislation also closes loopholes in current law to 
ensure payments reach working farmers, their intended 
recipients. (10 minutes)
    101. Huelskamp (KS), Goodlatte (VA), Neugebauer (TX), 
Jordan (OH), DeSantis (FL), Stewart, Chris (UT), Bentivolio, 
(MI): Creates additional work requirements for SNAP recipients 
and raises the total reduction in spending to $31 billion. (10 
minutes)
    102. Southerland (FL), Westmoreland (GA), Kingston (GA), 
Bentivolio, (MI), Schweikert (AZ): Applies federal welfare work 
requirements to the food stamp program, the Supplemental 
Nutrition Assistance Program, at state option. (10 minutes)
    103. Reed (NY), Walberg (MI), Yoho, Ted (FL): Ends 
eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program 
for convicted violent rapists, pedophiles and murderers after 
enactment into law. (10 minutes)

            PART A--TEXT OF AMENDMENT CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  In section 1412(e)(3), page 92, line 8, strike ``without 
further'' and insert ``subject to''.
  In section 1435, page 110, strike lines 14 through 22, and 
insert the following:
  (b) Deposit of Monies.--All monies received under subsection 
(a) shall, subject to appropriation, be available to the 
Secretary until expended for use or transfer as provided in 
subsection (c).
  (c) Use of Monies.--
          (1) Availability for certain commodity donations.--
        Within three months of the receipt of monies under 
        subsection (a), and as provided in subsection (b), the 
        Secretary shall obligate the monies for the purpose 
        of--
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                PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

      1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McGovern of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 20 Minutes

  Strike sections 1101(c), 1105, 1106, 1107, 1108, and 1109.
  In section 1501(f), add the following new paragraph:
          (4) Delay in initial payments.--Payments required 
        under this section for fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 
        2014 shall not be distributed before October 1, 2014.
  Strike sections 4005, 4007, 4018, and 4027.
  Strike section 11003.
  In section 11016(a), strike ``2014'' after ``Beginning not 
later than the'' and insert ``2015''.
  In section 11016(d)(1), strike ``80 percent'' and insert ``65 
percent''.
  In section 11017, strike ``2014'' after ``Effective beginning 
with the'' and insert ``2015''.
  At the end of title XI, add the following new section:

SEC. 11025. CAP ON OVERALL RATE OF RETURN FOR CROP INSURANCE PROVIDERS 
                    AND ON REIMBURSEMENTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND 
                    OPERATING EXPENSES.

  (a) Cap on Overall Rate of Return.--Section 508(k)(3) of the 
Federal Crop Insurance Act 26 (7 U.S.C. 1508(k)(3)) is 
amended--
          (1) by designating paragraph (3) as subparagraph (A) 
        and, before such subparagraph, by inserting ``(3) 
        Risk.--''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following new 
        subparagraph:
                  ``(B) Cap on overall rate of return.--The 
                target rate of return for all the companies 
                combined for the 2013 and subsequent 
                reinsurance years shall be 12 percent of 
                retained premium.''.
  (b) Additional Cap on Reimbursements.--Section 508(k)(4) of 
the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1508(k)(4)) is amended 
by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
                  ``(G) Additional cap on reimbursements.--
                Notwithstanding subparagraphs (A) through (F), 
                total reimbursements for administrative and 
                operating costs for the 2013 insurance year for 
                all types of policies and plans of insurance 
                shall not exceed $900,000,000. For each 
                subsequent insurance year, the dollar amount in 
                effect pursuant to the preceding sentence shall 
                be increased by the same inflation factor as 
                established for the administrative and 
                operating costs cap in the 2011 Standard 
                Reinsurance Agreement.''.
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 2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gibbs of Ohio or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 minutes

  Page 18, beginning on line 21, strike ``total acres planted 
for the year'' and insert ``base acres''.
  Page 21, strike lines 1 through 22 and insert the following:
          (16) Reference price.--The term ``reference price'', 
        with respect to a covered commodity for a crop year, 
        means the product obtained by multiplying--
                  (A) 55 percent; by
                  (B) the average of the national marketing 
                year average price for the five most recent 
                crop years, excluding each of the crop years 
                with the highest and lowest prices.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Foxx of North Carolina 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of section 1107, add the following new subsection:
  (e) Cap on Total Obligations and Expenditures.--
Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the total 
amount of price loss coverage payments and revenue loss 
coverage payments made under this section during the period of 
fiscal years 2014 through 2020 shall not exceed $16,956,500. 
Producer agreements required by section 1108 shall specifically 
state that payments made under this section shall be reduced as 
necessary to comply with this subsection.
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4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Ellison of Minnesota or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of section 1107(b), add the following new 
paragraph:
          (8) Report required.--Not later than three years 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
        Secretary shall complete a study reviewing the climate 
        impacts of the availability of price loss coverage, 
        including (but not limited to) the impact from 
        increased crop production, land use change, farm 
        equipment use, and increased input of agricultural 
        chemicals.
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5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Broun of Georgia or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of part II of subtitle D of title I, add the 
following new section:

SEC. 1487. REPEAL OF PERMANENT PRICE SUPPORT AUTHORITY FOR MILK.

  (a) Repeal.--Section 201 of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 
U.S.C. 1446) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``milk,''; and
          (2) by striking subsections (c) and (d).
  (b) Exclusion From Price Support for Other Nonbasic 
Agricultural Commodities.--Section 301 of the Agricultural Act 
of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1447) is amended by inserting ``(other than 
milk)'' after ``agricultural commodity''.
  Page 144, lines 19 and 20, strike ``during the period 
beginning on the date of enactment of this Act through December 
31, 2018''.
  Page 145, lines 8, 9, and 10, strike ``during the period 
beginning on the date of enactment of this Act through December 
31, 2018''.
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 6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Enyart of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title I, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 1502. NATIONAL DROUGHT COUNCIL AND NATIONAL DROUGHT POLICY ACTION 
                    PLAN.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Council.--The term ``Council'' means the National 
        Drought Council established by this section.
          (2) Drought.--The term ``drought'' means a natural 
        disaster that is caused by a deficiency in 
        precipitation--
                  (A) that may lead to a deficiency in surface 
                and subsurface water supplies (including 
                rivers, streams, wetlands, ground water, soil 
                moisture, reservoir supplies, lake levels, and 
                snow pack); and
                  (B) that causes or may cause--
                          (i) substantial economic or social 
                        impacts; or
                          (ii) physical damage or injury to 
                        individuals, property, or the 
                        environment.
          (3) Indian tribe.--The term ``Indian tribe'' has the 
        meaning given the term in section 4 of the Indian Self-
        Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
        450b).
          (4) Member.--The term ``member'', with respect to the 
        National Drought Council, means a member of the Council 
        specified or appointed under this section or, in the 
        absence of the member, the member's designee.
          (5) Mitigation.--The term ``mitigation'' means a 
        short- or long-term action, program, or policy that is 
        implemented in advance of or during a drought to 
        minimize any risks and impacts of drought.
          (6) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' "means the 
        Secretary of Agriculture.
          (7) State.--The term ``State'' means the several 
        States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, 
        the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the 
        Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the United States 
        Virgin Islands.
          (8) Trigger.--The term ``trigger'' means the 
        thresholds or criteria that must be satisfied before 
        mitigation or emergency assistance may be provided to 
        an area--
                  (A) in which drought is emerging; or
                  (B) that is experiencing a drought.
          (9) Watershed.--The term ``watershed'' means a region 
        or area with common hydrology, an area drained by a 
        waterway that drains into a lake or reservoir, the 
        total area above a given point on a stream that 
        contributes water to the flow at that point, or the 
        topographic dividing line from which surface streams 
        flow in two different directions. In no case shall a 
        watershed be larger than a river basin.
          (10) Watershed group.--The term ``watershed group'' 
        means a group of individuals, formally recognized by 
        the appropriate State or States, who represent the 
        broad scope of relevant interests within a watershed 
        and who work together in a collaborative manner to 
        jointly plan the management of the natural resources 
        contained within the watershed.
  (b) Effect of Section.--This section does not affect--
          (1) the authority of a State to allocate quantities 
        of water under the jurisdiction of the State; or
          (2) any State water rights established as of the date 
        of enactment of this Act.
  (c) National Drought Council.--
          (1) Establishment.--There is established in the 
        Office of the Secretary of Agriculture a council to be 
        known as the ``National Drought Council''.
          (2) Membership.--
                  (A) Composition.--The Council shall be 
                composed of--
                          (i) the Secretary (or the designee of 
                        the Secretary);
                          (ii) the Secretary of Commerce (or 
                        the designee of the Secretary of 
                        Commerce);
                          (iii) the Secretary of the Army (or 
                        the designee of the Secretary of the 
                        Army);
                          (iv) the Secretary of the Interior 
                        (or the designee of the Secretary of 
                        the Interior);
                          (v) the Director of the Federal 
                        Emergency Management Agency (or the 
                        designee of the Director);
                          (vi) the Administrator of the 
                        Environmental Protection Agency (or the 
                        designee of the Administrator);
                          (vii) 4 members appointed by the 
                        Secretary, in coordination with the 
                        National Governors Association, each of 
                        whom shall be the Governor of a State 
                        (or the designee of the Governor) and 
                        who collectively shall represent the 
                        geographic diversity of the Nation;
                          (viii) 1 member appointed by the 
                        Secretary, in coordination with the 
                        National Association of Counties;
                          (ix) 1 member appointed by the 
                        Secretary, in coordination with the 
                        United States Conference of Mayors;
                          (x) 1 member appointed by the 
                        Secretary of the Interior, in 
                        coordination with Indian tribes, to 
                        represent the interests of tribal 
                        governments; and
                          (xi) 1 member appointed by the 
                        Secretary, in coordination with the 
                        National Association of Conservation 
                        Districts, to represent local soil and 
                        water conservation districts.
                  (B) Date of appointment.--The appointment of 
                each member of the Council shall be made not 
                later than 120 days after the date of enactment 
                of this Act.
          (3) Term; vacancies.--
                  (A) Term.--A non-Federal member of the 
                Council appointed under paragraph (2) shall be 
                appointed for a term of two years.
                  (B) Vacancies.--A vacancy on the Council--
                          (i) shall not affect the powers of 
                        the Council; and
                          (ii) shall be filled in the same 
                        manner as the original appointment was 
                        made.
                  (C) Terms of members filling vacancies.--Any 
                member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring 
                before the expiration of the term for which the 
                member's predecessor was appointed shall be 
                appointed only for the remainder of that term.
          (4) Meetings.--
                  (A) In general.--The Council shall meet at 
                the call of the co-chairs.
                  (B) Frequency.--The Council shall meet at 
                least semiannually.
          (5) Quorum.--A majority of the members of the Council 
        shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold 
        hearings or conduct other business.
          (6) Council leadership.--
                  (A) In general.--There shall be a Federal co-
                chair and non-Federal co-chair of the Council.
                  (B) Appointment.--
                          (i) Federal co-chair.--The Secretary 
                        shall be Federal co-chair.
                          (ii) Non-federal co-chair.--The non-
                        Federal members of the Council shall 
                        elect, on a biannual basis, a non-
                        Federal co-chair of the Council from 
                        among the members appointed under 
                        paragraph (2).
  (d) Duties of the Council.--
          (1) In general.--The Council shall-- (A) not later 
        than one year after the date of the first meeting of 
        the Council, develop a comprehensive National Drought 
        Policy Action Plan that--
                          (i)(I) delineates and integrates 
                        responsibilities for activities 
                        relating to drought (including drought 
                        preparedness, mitigation, research, 
                        risk management, training, and 
                        emergency relief) among Federal 
                        agencies; and
                          (II) ensures that those activities 
                        are coordinated with the activities of 
                        the States, local governments, Indian 
                        tribes, and neighboring countries;
                          (ii) is consistent with--
                                  (I) this Act and other 
                                applicable Federal laws; and
                                  (II) the laws and policies of 
                                the States for water 
                                management;
                          (iii) is integrated with drought 
                        management programs of the States, 
                        Indian tribes, local governments, 
                        watershed groups, and private entities; 
                        and
                          (iv) avoids duplicating Federal, 
                        State, tribal, local, watershed, and 
                        private drought preparedness and 
                        monitoring programs in existence on the 
                        date of enactment of this Act;
                  (B) evaluate Federal drought-related programs 
                in existence on the date of enactment of this 
                Act and make recommendations to Congress and 
                the President on means of eliminating--
                          (i) discrepancies between the goals 
                        of the programs and actual service 
                        delivery;
                          (ii) duplication among programs; and
                          (iii) any other circumstances that 
                        interfere with the effective operation 
                        of the programs;
                  (C) make recommendations to the President, 
                Congress, and appropriate Federal Agencies on--
                          (i) the establishment of common 
                        interagency triggers for authorizing 
                        Federal drought mitigation programs; 
                        and
                          (ii) improving the consistency and 
                        fairness of assistance among Federal 
                        drought relief programs;
                  (D) encourage and facilitate the development 
                of drought preparedness plans under subtitle C, 
                including establishing the guidelines under 
                this section;
                  (E) based on a review of drought preparedness 
                plans, develop and make available to the public 
                drought planning models to reduce water 
                resource conflicts relating to water 
                conservation and droughts;
                  (F) develop and coordinate public awareness 
                activities to provide the public with access to 
                understandable and informative materials on 
                drought, including--
                          (i) explanations of the causes of 
                        drought, the impacts of drought, and 
                        the damages from drought;
                          (ii) descriptions of the value and 
                        benefits of land stewardship to reduce 
                        the impacts of drought and to protect 
                        the environment;
                          (iii) clear instructions for 
                        appropriate responses to drought, 
                        including water conservation, water 
                        reuse, and detection and elimination of 
                        water leaks;
                          (iv) information on State and local 
                        laws applicable to drought; and
                          (v) opportunities for assistance to 
                        resource-dependent businesses and 
                        industries in times of drought; and
                  (G) establish operating procedures for the 
                Council.
          (2) Consultation.--In carrying out this subsection, 
        the Council shall consult with groups affected by 
        drought emergencies.
          (3) Reports to congress.--
                  (A) Annual report.--
                          (i) In general.--Not later than one 
                        year after the date of the first 
                        meeting of the Council, and annually 
                        thereafter, the Council shall submit to 
                        Congress a report on the activities 
                        carried out under this section.
                          (ii) Inclusions.--
                                  (I) In general.--The annual 
                                report shall include a summary 
                                of drought preparedness plans.
                                  (II) Initial report.--The 
                                initial report submitted under 
                                subparagraph (A) shall include 
                                any recommendations of the 
                                Council.
                  (B) Final report.--Not later than seven years 
                after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
                Council shall submit to Congress a report that 
                recommends--
                          (i) amendments to this section; and
                          (ii) whether the Council should 
                        continue.
  (e) Powers of the Council.--
          (1) Hearings.--The Council may hold hearings, meet 
        and act at any time and place, take any testimony and 
        receive any evidence that the Council considers 
        advisable to carry out this section.
          (2) Information from federal agencies.--
                  (A) In general.--The Council may obtain 
                directly from any Federal agency any 
                information that the Council considers 
                necessary to carry out this section.
                  (B) Provision of information.--
                          (i) In general.--Except as provided 
                        in clause (ii), on request of the 
                        Secretary or the non-Federal co-chair 
                        of the Council, the head of a Federal 
                        agency may provide information to the 
                        Council.
                          (ii) Limitation.--The head of a 
                        Federal agency shall not provide any 
                        information to the Council that the 
                        Federal agency head determines the 
                        disclosure of which may cause harm to 
                        national security interests.
          (3) Postal services.--The Council may use the United 
        States mail in the same manner and under the same 
        conditions as other agencies of the Federal Government.
          (4) Gifts.--The Council may accept, use, and dispose 
        of gifts or donations of services or property.
  (f) Council Personnel Matters.--
          (1) Compensation of members.--
                  (A) Non-federal employees.--A member of the 
                Council who is not an officer or employee of 
                the Federal Government shall serve without 
                compensation.
                  (B) Federal employees.--A member of the 
                Council who is an officer or employee of the 
                United States shall serve without compensation 
                in addition to the compensation received for 
                services of the member as an officer or 
                employee of the Federal Government.
          (2) Travel expenses.--A member of the Council shall 
        be allowed travel expenses at rates authorized for an 
        employee of an agency under subchapter I of chapter 57 
        of title 5, United States Code, while away from the 
        home or regular place of business of the member in the 
        performance of the duties of the Council.
  (g) Termination of Council.--The Council shall terminate at 
the end of the eighth fiscal year beginning on or after the 
date of the enactment of this Act.
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 7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Graves of Georgia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of section 1603, add the following new subsection:
  (d) Effect of Corn Sales to Ethanol Production Facilities.--
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a producer on a 
farm that sells corn, directly or through a third party, to an 
ethanol production facility is ineligible to receive any 
payment or benefit described in section 1001D(b)(2) of the Food 
Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1308-3a(b)(2)) for that corn.
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8. An Amendment To Be Offered By Representative Blumenauer of Oregon or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 162, line 14, strike the closed quotation mark and the 
final period.
  Page 162, after line 14, insert the following:
          ``(3) Reservation.--Effective beginning in fiscal 
        year 2015, the Secretary, to the maximum extent 
        feasible, shall manage the conservation reserve to 
        ensure that, on an annual basis, not less than 20.5 
        percent of land maintained in the program shall be--
                  ``(A) described in subparagraphs (B) through 
                (E) of subsection (b)(4); and
                  ``(B) enrolled under--
                          ``(i) the special conservation 
                        reserve enhancement program authority 
                        under section 1234(f)(4); or
                          ``(ii) the pilot program for the 
                        enrollment of wetland and buffer 
                        acreage under section 1231B.''.
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9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Blumenauer of Oregon or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Beginning on page 197, strike line 18 and all that follows 
through page 198, line 10 and insert the following:

SEC. 2201. PURPOSES.

  Section 1240 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 
3839aa) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 1240. PURPOSES.

  ``The purpose of the environmental quality incentives program 
established by this chapter is to assist producers in 
implementing conservation systems, practices, and activities on 
their operations in order to--
          ``(1) improve water quality, with special emphasis on 
        reducing nutrient pollution and protecting sources of 
        drinking water;
          ``(2) avoid, to the maximum extent practicable, the 
        need for resource and regulatory programs by assisting 
        producers in protecting soil, water, air, and related 
        natural resources and meeting environmental quality 
        criteria established by Federal, State, tribal, and 
        local agencies;
          ``(3) conserve ground and surface water to sustain or 
        improve in-stream flows;
          ``(4) enhance soil quality;
          ``(5) control invasive species;
          ``(6) enhance critical aquatic and terrestrial 
        wildlife habitat for at-risk species;
          ``(7) reduce the amount and toxicity of pesticides 
        and other agricultural chemicals found on food and in 
        water or the air;
          ``(8) reduce the nontherapeutic use of medically 
        important antibiotics in food-producing animals in 
        order to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics used 
        in the treatment of human and animal disease;
          ``(9) help producers adapt to a changing and 
        unpredictable climate and increase resiliency to 
        climate change impacts, including rising temperatures 
        and extreme weather events, while reducing greenhouse 
        gas emissions; and
          ``(10) address additional priority resource concerns, 
        as determined by the Secretary.''.
  Page 198, line 19, strike ``10 years'' and insert ``5 
years''.
  Page 198, after line 19, insert the following:
          (3) by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
  ``(c) Priority.--If the Secretary determines that the 
environmental values of two or more applications for payments 
are comparable, the Secretary shall assign a higher priority to 
a program application which will achieve the environment and 
conservation values using practices and systems the assessed 
cost of which is lower.'';
          (4) by amending subsection (d)(3) to read as follows:
          ``(3) Increased payments for certain practices.--The 
        Secretary shall provide supplemental payments and 
        enhanced technical assistance to producers implementing 
        land management and vegetative practices at a level 
        that, as determined by the Secretary, results in highly 
        cost-effective treatment of priority resource concerns, 
        including--
                  ``(A) residue and tillage management;
                  ``(B) contour farming;
                  ``(C) cover cropping;
                  ``(D) integrated pest management;
                  ``(E) nutrient management;
                  ``(F) stream corridor improvement;
                  ``(G) invasive plant species control;
                  ``(H) contour buffer strips;
                  ``(I) riparian herbaceous and forest buffers;
                  ``(J) filterstrips;
                  ``(K) stream habitat improvement and 
                management;
                  ``(L) grassed waterways;
                  ``(M) wetland restoration and enhancement;
                  ``(N) pollinator habitat; or
                  ``(O) conservation crop rotation.'';
  Page 199, after line 16, insert the following:
          (4) by adding at the end of subsection (d) the 
        following new paragraph:
          ``(7) Limitation on payments for certain practices.--
        A producer who owns or operates a large confined animal 
        feeding operation (as defined by the Secretary) shall 
        not be eligible for payments under this chapter to 
        construct an animal waste management facility or any 
        associated waste transport or transfer device.''.
  Page 199, line 21, strike ``60 percent'' and insert ``50 
percent''.
  Page 200, line 2, strike ``5 percent'' and insert ``not less 
than 10 percent''.
  Page 200, line 17, strike ``and'' and insert the following:
          (6) by amending subsection (h) to read as follows:
  ``(h) Water Conservation or Irrigation Efficiency Practice.--
          ``(1) Availability of payments.--The Secretary may 
        provide payments under this subsection to a producer 
        for a water conservation or irrigation practice that 
        promotes ground and surface water conservation on the 
        agricultural operation of the producer by--
                  ``(A) improvements to irrigation systems;
                  ``(B) enhancement of irrigation efficiencies;
                  ``(C) conversion of the agricultural 
                operation to--
                          ``(i) the production of less water-
                        intensive agricultural commodities; or
                          ``(ii) dryland farming;
                  ``(D) improvement of the storage and 
                conservation of water through measures such as 
                water banking and groundwater recharge;
                  ``(E) enhancement of fish and wildlife 
                habitat associated with irrigation systems 
                including pivot corners and areas with 
                irregular boundaries;
                  ``(F) enhancement of in-stream flows in 
                associated rivers and streams; or
                  ``(G) establishment of other measures, as 
                determined by the Secretary, that improve 
                groundwater and surface water conservation in 
                agricultural operations.
          ``(2) Priority.--In providing payments to a producer 
        for a water conservation or irrigation practice, the 
        Secretary shall give priority to applications in 
        which--
                  ``(A) consistent with the law of the State in 
                which the eligible land of the producer is 
                located, there is a reduction in water use in 
                the operation of the producer; and
                  ``(B) the practice reduces the amount of 
                water consumed in a producer's operation or 
                reduces the amount of water diverted without 
                increasing the water consumed.
          ``(3) Duty of producers.--The Secretary may not 
        provide payments to a producer for a water conservation 
        or irrigation practice under this chapter unless the 
        producer agrees not to use any associated water savings 
        to bring new land, other than incidental land needed 
        for efficient operations, under irrigated production, 
        unless the producer is participating in a watershed-
        wide project that will effectively conserve water, as 
        determined by the Secretary.'';
          (7) in subsection (i)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking 
                ``subsection'' and inserting ``chapter'';
                  (B) by amending paragraph (2) to read as 
                follows:
          ``(2) Eligibility requirements.--As a condition for 
        receiving payments under this chapter, a producer shall 
        agree to develop and implement conservation practices 
        for certified organic production that are consistent 
        with the regulations promulgated under the Organic 
        Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) 
        and the purposes of this chapter.'';
                  (C) by striking paragraph (3) and 
                redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as 
                paragraphs (5) and (6), respectively; and
                  (D) by inserting after paragraph (2) the 
                following new paragraphs:
          ``(3) Coordination with organic certification.--The 
        Secretary shall establish a transparent means by which 
        producers may initiate organic certification under the 
        Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et 
        seq.) while participating in a contract under this 
        chapter.
          ``(4) Planning.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall 
                provide planning assistance to producers 
                transitioning to certified organic production 
                consistent with the requirements of the Organic 
                Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et 
                seq.) and the purposes of this chapter.
                  ``(B) Avoidance of duplication.--The 
                Secretary shall, to the maximum extent 
                practicable, eliminate duplication of planning 
                activities for a producer participating in a 
                contract under this chapter and initiating or 
                maintaining organic certification consistent 
                with the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 
                (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.).''; and
  Page 201, line 8, strike the closed quotation mark and the 
final period.
  Page 201, after line 8, insert the following:
  ``(k) Payments for Conservation Practices Related to 
Antibiotic Use.--
          ``(1) Payments authorized.--The Secretary shall 
        provide payments under this chapter to livestock 
        producers for three years, to assist in a transition to 
        modified animal management and production systems, for 
        practices leading to the reduction in the need for 
        antibiotics, including modification of systems and 
        spaces to--
                  ``(A) improve sanitation;
                  ``(B) improve ventilation; or
                  ``(C) support the implementation of improved 
                animal management techniques at the operation.
          ``(2) Duty of producer.--The Secretary shall not make 
        payments under this chapter for practices related to 
        antibiotic use unless the producer agrees to provide 
        information to the Secretary documenting the resulting 
        reduction in antibiotic use in the operation of the 
        producer.
  ``(l) Comprehensive Conservation Planning.--The Secretary 
shall provide technical and financial assistance to producers 
under the program to develop a comprehensive conservation plan 
for the agricultural operation of the producer.''.
  Page 201, strike lines 9 through 17 and insert the following:

SEC. 2203. EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS.

  (a) Evaluation Criteria.--Section 1240C(a) of the Food 
Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa-3(a)) is amended by 
striking ``, national, State, and local conservation 
priorities'' and inserting ``priority resource concerns 
identified under subsection (d)''.
  (b) Prioritization of Applications.--Section 1240C(b) of the 
Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa-3(b)) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``achieving the 
        anticipated environmental benefits of the project'' and 
        inserting ``priority resource concerns identified under 
        subsection (d)'';
          (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``designated 
        resource concern or resource concerns'' and inserting 
        ``priority resource concerns identified under 
        subsection (d), including, in the case of applications 
        from nutrient-impacted watersheds, the degree to which 
        nutrient loadings would be reduced as a result of the 
        proposed project''; and
          (3) in paragraph (3), by striking ``purpose of the 
        environmental quality incentives program specified in 
        section 1240(1)'' and inserting ``purposes of the 
        program''.
  (c) Grouping of Applications.--Section 1240C(c) of the Food 
Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa-3(c)) is amended by 
striking ``for evaluation purposes or otherwise evaluate 
applications relative to other applications for similar farming 
operations'' and inserting ``proposing to address the same 
priority resource concerns for evaluation purposes''.
  (d) Priority Resource Concerns.--Section 1240C of the Food 
Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa-3) is amended by adding 
at the end the following new subsection:
  ``(d) Priority Resource Concerns.--For the purposes of this 
section, the Secretary shall identify priority resource 
concerns in a particular watershed or other appropriate region 
or area within a State.''.
  Beginning on page 201, strike line 22 and all that follows 
through page 202, line 8 and insert the following:

SEC. 2205. ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INCENTIVES PROGRAM PLAN.

  (a) Plan of Operations.--Section 1240E(a) of the Food 
Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa-5(a)) is amended to read 
as follows:
  ``(a) Plan of Operations.--To be eligible to receive payments 
under the program, a producer shall submit to the Secretary for 
approval a plan of operations that--
          ``(1) specifies the priority resource concerns to be 
        addressed;
          ``(2) specifies the type, number, and sequencing of 
        conservation systems, practices, or activities to be 
        implemented to address the priority resource concerns;
          ``(3) includes such terms and conditions as the 
        Secretary considers necessary to carry out the program, 
        including a description of the purposes to be met by 
        the implementation of the plan and a statement of how 
        the plan will achieve or take significant steps toward 
        achieving the relevant resource management system 
        quality criteria;
          ``(4) in the case of a confined livestock feeding 
        operation, provides for development and implementation 
        of a comprehensive nutrient management plan, if 
        applicable;
          ``(5) in the case of a producer located within a 
        nutrient-impacted watershed, identifies methods by 
        which the producer will limit nutrient loss; and
          ``(6) in the case of forest land, is consistent with 
        the provisions of a forest management plan that is 
        approved by the Secretary, which may include--
                  ``(A) a forest stewardship plan described in 
                section 5 of the Cooperative Forestry 
                Assistance Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2103a);
                  ``(B) another practice plan approved by the 
                State forester; or
                  ``(C) another plan determined appropriate by 
                the Secretary.''.
  (b) Avoidance of Duplication.--Section 1240E(b)(1) of the 
Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa-5(b)(1))) is 
amended by striking ``plan of operations'' and inserting 
``resource management system plan''.

SEC. 2206. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY.

  Section 1240F(2) of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 
3839aa-6(2)) is amended by striking ``information'' and 
inserting ``technical assistance, information,''.

SEC. 2207. LIMITATION ON PAYMENTS.

  Section 1240G of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 
3839aa-7) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 1240G. LIMITATION ON PAYMENTS.

  ``(a) Limitation on Total Payments.--Subject to subsection 
(b), a person or legal entity may not receive, directly or 
indirectly, cost-share or incentive payments under this 
chapter, in the aggregate, for all contracts entered into under 
this chapter by the person or entity (excluding funding 
arrangements with federally recognized Native American Indian 
Tribes or Alaska Native Corporations under section 1240B(h)), 
regardless of the number of contracts entered into under this 
chapter by the person or entity, that--
          ``(1) during any fiscal year exceed $30,000; and
          ``(2) during any five-year period exceed $150,000.
  ``(b) Waiver Authority.--In the case of contracts under this 
chapter for projects of special environmental significance, as 
determined by the Secretary, the Secretary may waive the 
limitation otherwise applicable under subsection (a)(1).
  ``(c) Prevention of Duplication.--The Secretary shall not 
approve a contract or provide payments to any individual for a 
practice that has already been paid for as part of a previously 
approved and completed contract for any particular parcel of 
land.''.
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10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lujan of New Mexico or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 201, line 8, strike the closed quotation mark and the 
final period.
  Page 201, after line 8, insert the following:
  ``(k) Funding for Community Irrigation Associations.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may enter into an 
        alternative funding arrangement with an eligible 
        irrigation association if the Secretary determines 
        that--
                  ``(A) the purposes of the program will be met 
                by such an arrangement; and
                  ``(B) statutory limitations regarding 
                contracts with individual producers will not be 
                exceeded by any member of the irrigation 
                association.
          ``(2) Eligible irrigation associations.--In this 
        subsection, the term `eligible irrigation association' 
        means an irrigation association that is--
                  ``(A) comprised of producers; and
                  ``(B) a local government entity, but does not 
                have the authority to impose taxes or 
                levies.''.
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     11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Thompson of 
         Mississippi or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 220, beginning on line 1, strike ``24-month'' and insert 
``12-month''.
  Beginning on page 233, strike line 21 and all that follows 
through page 234, line 4 and insert a closed quotation mark and 
a final period.
  Page 235, line 23, strike ``paragraph'' and insert 
``paragraphs''.
  Page 236, line 5, strike the closed quotation mark and the 
final period.
  Page 236, after line 5, insert the following:
          ``(6) Wet and saturated soils.--For the purposes of 
        enrolling land in a wetland easement under subtitle H, 
        the limitations established under paragraph (1) shall 
        not apply to cropland designated by the Secretary with 
        subclass w in the land capability classes IV through 
        VIII because of severe use limitations due to soil 
        saturation or inundation.''.
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12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gardner of Colorado or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 256, after line 17, insert the following:

SEC. 2507. EMERGENCY WATERSHED PROTECTION PROGRAM.

  Section 403 of the Agricultural Credit Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 
2203) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
sentence: ``In evaluating requests for assistance under this 
section, the Secretary shall give priority consideration to 
projects that address runoff retardation and soil-erosion 
preventive measures needed to mitigate the risks and remediate 
the effects of catastrophic wildfire on land that is the source 
of drinking water for landowners and land users.''.
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13. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Thompson of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 260, line 11, strike the closed quotation mark and the 
final period.
  Page 260, after line 11, insert the following:
          ``(3) Priority.--
                  ``(A) In general.--In the delivery of 
                technical assistance under the Soil 
                Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 
                U.S.C. 590a et seq.), the Secretary shall give 
                priority to producers who request technical 
                assistance from the Secretary in order to 
                comply for the first time with the requirements 
                of subtitle B and subtitle C of this title as a 
                result of the amendments made by section 2801 
                of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk 
                Management Act of 2013.
                  ``(B) Report.--Not later than 270 days after 
                the date of enactment of the Federal 
                Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 
                2013, the Secretary shall submit to the 
                Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
                Representatives and the Committee on 
                Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the 
                Senate a report regarding the extent to which 
                the conservation compliance requirements 
                contained in the amendments made by section 
                2801 of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk 
                Management Act of 2013 apply to and impact 
                specialty crop growers, including national 
                analysis and surveys to determine the extent of 
                specialty crop acreage on highly erodible land 
                and wetlands.''.
  Page 274, after line 18, insert the following:

  Subtitle H--Highly Erodible Land and Wetland Conservation for Crop 
                               Insurance

SEC. 2801. HIGHLY ERODIBLE LAND AND WETLAND CONSERVATION FOR CROP 
                    INSURANCE.

  (a) Highly Erodible Land Program Ineligibility.--
          (1) In general.--Section 1211(a)(1) of the Food 
        Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3811(a)(1)) is 
        amended--
                  (A) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``or'' 
                at the end;
                  (B) in subparagraph (D), by adding ``or'' at 
                the end; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(E) any portion of the premium paid by the 
                Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for a policy 
                or plan of insurance under the Federal Crop 
                Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), on the 
                condition that if a person is determined to 
                have committed a violation under this 
                subsection during a crop year, ineligibility 
                under this subparagraph shall--
                          ``(i) only apply to reinsurance years 
                        subsequent to the date of final 
                        determination of a violation, including 
                        all administrative appeals; and
                          ``(ii) not apply to the existing 
                        reinsurance year or any reinsurance 
                        year prior to the date of final 
                        determination.''.
          (2) Exemptions.--Section 1212(a)(2) of the Food 
        Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3812(a)(2)) is 
        amended--
                  (A) in the first sentence, by striking ``(2) 
                If,'' and inserting the following:
          ``(2) Eligibility based on compliance with 
        conservation plan.--
                  ``(A) In general.--If,'';
                  (B) in the second sentence, by striking ``In 
                carrying'' and inserting the following:
                  ``(B) Minimization of documentation.--In 
                carrying''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(C) Crop insurance.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Notwithstanding 
                        section 1211(a)--
                                  ``(I) in the case of a person 
                                that is subject to section 1211 
                                for the first time after May 1, 
                                2013, due to the amendment made 
                                by section 2801(a) of the 
                                Federal Agriculture Reform and 
                                Risk Management Act of 2013, 
                                any person who produces an 
                                agricultural commodity on the 
                                land that is the basis of the 
                                payments described in section 
                                1211(a)(1)(E) shall have 5 
                                reinsurance years after the 
                                date on which such payments 
                                become subject to section 1211 
                                to develop and comply with an 
                                approved conservation plan so 
                                as to maintain eligibility for 
                                such payments; and
                                  ``(II) in the case of a 
                                person that the Secretary 
                                determines would have been in 
                                violation of section 1211(a) if 
                                the person had continued 
                                participation in the programs 
                                requiring compliance at any 
                                time after the date of 
                                enactment of the Food, 
                                Conservation, and Energy Act of 
                                2008 (7 U.S.C. 8701 et seq.) 
                                and is currently in violation 
                                of section 1211(a), the person 
                                shall have 2 reinsurance years 
                                after the date on which the 
                                payments described in section 
                                1211(a)(1)(E) become subject to 
                                section 1211 to develop and 
                                comply with an approved 
                                conservation plan, as 
                                determined by the Secretary, so 
                                as to maintain eligibility for 
                                such payments.
                          ``(ii) Certification.--
                                  ``(I) In general.--Beginning 
                                with the first full reinsurance 
                                year immediately following the 
                                date of enactment of this 
                                subparagraph, all persons 
                                seeking eligibility for the 
                                payment of a portion of the 
                                premium paid by the Federal 
                                Crop Insurance Corporation for 
                                a policy or plan of insurance 
                                under the Federal Crop 
                                Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et 
                                seq.) shall provide 
                                certification of compliance 
                                with section 1211(a), as 
                                determined by the Secretary.
                                  ``(II) Timely evaluation.--
                                The Secretary shall evaluate 
                                the certification in a timely 
                                manner and--
                                          ``(aa) a person who 
                                        has properly complied 
                                        with certification 
                                        shall be held harmless 
                                        with regard to 
                                        eligibility during the 
                                        period of evaluation; 
                                        and
                                          ``(bb) if the 
                                        Secretary fails to 
                                        evaluate the 
                                        certification in a 
                                        timely manner and the 
                                        person is subsequently 
                                        found to be in 
                                        violation of section 
                                        1211(a), ineligibility 
                                        shall not apply to the 
                                        person for that 
                                        violation.
                                  ``(III) Equitable 
                                contribution.--
                                          ``(aa) In general.--
                                        If a person fails to 
                                        provide certification 
                                        of compliance to the 
                                        Secretary as required 
                                        and is subsequently 
                                        found in violation of 
                                        section 1211(a), the 
                                        Secretary shall 
                                        determine the amount of 
                                        an equitable 
                                        contribution to 
                                        conservation in 
                                        accordance with section 
                                        1241(e) by the person 
                                        for the violation.
                                          ``(bb) Limitation.--
                                        The contribution shall 
                                        not exceed the total of 
                                        the portion of the 
                                        premium paid by the 
                                        Federal Crop Insurance 
                                        Corporation for a 
                                        policy or plan of 
                                        insurance for all years 
                                        the person is 
                                        determined to have been 
                                        in violation subsequent 
                                        to the date on which 
                                        certification was first 
                                        required under this 
                                        clause.''.
  (b) Wetland Conservation Program Ineligibility.--Section 1221 
of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3821) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (b), by adding at the end the 
        following:
          ``(4) Crop insurance.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in this 
                paragraph, a person subject to a final 
                determination, including all administrative 
                appeals, of a violation of subsection (c) shall 
                have 1 reinsurance year to initiate a 
                conservation plan to remedy the violation, as 
                determined by the Secretary, before becoming 
                ineligible under that subsection in the 
                following reinsurance year to receive any 
                payment of any portion of the premium paid by 
                the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for a 
                policy or plan of insurance under the Federal 
                Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.).
                  ``(B) Applicability.--In the case of a person 
                that is subject to this subsection or 
                subsection (d) for the first time due to the 
                amendment made by section 2801(b) of the 
                Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management 
                Act of 2013, the person shall have 2 
                reinsurance years after the date of final 
                determination, including all administrative 
                appeals, to take such steps as the Secretary 
                determines appropriate to remedy or mitigate 
                the violation in accordance with subsection 
                (c).
                  ``(C) Good faith.--If the Secretary 
                determines that a person subject to a final 
                determination, including all administrative 
                appeals, of a violation of subsection (c) acted 
                in good faith and without intent to violate 
                this section as described in section 1222(h), 
                the Secretary shall give the person 1 
                reinsurance year to begin mitigation, 
                restoration, or such other steps as are 
                determined necessary by the Secretary.
                  ``(D) Tenant relief.--
                          ``(i) In general.--If a tenant is 
                        determined to be ineligible for 
                        payments and other benefits under this 
                        section, the Secretary may limit the 
                        ineligibility only to the farm that is 
                        the basis for the ineligibility 
                        determination if the tenant has 
                        established, to the satisfaction of the 
                        Secretary that--
                                  ``(I) the tenant has made a 
                                good faith effort to meet the 
                                requirements of this section, 
                                including enlisting the 
                                assistance of the Secretary to 
                                obtain a reasonable 
                                conservation plan for 
                                restoration or mitigation for 
                                the farm;
                                  ``(II) the landlord on the 
                                farm refuses to comply with the 
                                plan on the farm; and
                                  ``(III) the Secretary 
                                determines that the lack of 
                                compliance is not a part of a 
                                scheme or device to avoid the 
                                compliance.
                          ``(ii) Report.--The Secretary shall 
                        provide an annual report to the 
                        Committee on Agriculture of the House 
                        of Representatives and the Committee on 
                        Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of 
                        the Senate concerning the ineligibility 
                        determinations limited during the 
                        previous 12-month period under this 
                        subparagraph.
                  ``(E) Certification.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Beginning with the 
                        first full reinsurance year immediately 
                        following the date of enactment of this 
                        paragraph, all persons seeking 
                        eligibility for the payment of a 
                        portion of the premium paid by the 
                        Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for 
                        a policy or plan of insurance under the 
                        Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
                        1501 et seq.) shall provide 
                        certification of compliance with this 
                        section as determined by the Secretary.
                          ``(ii) Timely evaluation.--The 
                        Secretary shall evaluate the 
                        certification in a timely manner and--
                                  ``(I) a person who has 
                                properly complied with 
                                certification shall be held 
                                harmless with regard to 
                                eligibility during the period 
                                of evaluation; and
                                  ``(II) if the Secretary fails 
                                to evaluate the certification 
                                in a timely manner and the 
                                person is subsequently found to 
                                be in violation of subsection 
                                (c), ineligibility shall not 
                                apply to the person for that 
                                violation.
                          ``(iii) Equitable contribution.--
                                  ``(I) In general.--If a 
                                person fails to provide 
                                certification of compliance to 
                                the Secretary as required and 
                                is subsequently found in 
                                violation of subsection (c), 
                                the Secretary shall determine 
                                the amount of an equitable 
                                contribution to conservation in 
                                accordance with section 1241(e) 
                                by the person for the 
                                violation.
                                  ``(II) Limitation.--The 
                                contribution shall not exceed 
                                the total of the portion of the 
                                premium paid by the Federal 
                                Crop Insurance Corporation for 
                                a policy or plan of insurance 
                                for all years the person is 
                                determined to have been in 
                                violation subsequent to the 
                                date on which certification was 
                                first required under this 
                                subparagraph.'';
          (2) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), and (e) as 
        subsections (d), (e), and (f), respectively; and
          (3) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:
  ``(c) Ineligibility for Crop Insurance Premium Assistance.--
          ``(1) In general.--If a person is determined to have 
        committed a violation under subsection (a) or (d) 
        during a crop year, the person shall be ineligible to 
        receive any payment of any portion of the premium paid 
        by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for a policy 
        or plan of insurance under the Federal Crop Insurance 
        Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.).
          ``(2) Applicability.--Ineligibility under this 
        subsection shall--
                  ``(A) only apply to reinsurance years 
                subsequent to the date of final determination 
                of a violation, including all administrative 
                appeals; and
                  ``(B) not apply to--
                          ``(i) the existing reinsurance year; 
                        or
                          ``(ii) any reinsurance year prior to 
                        the date of final determination.
          ``(3) Date of conversion.--Notwithstanding subsection 
        (d), ineligibility for crop insurance premium 
        assistance shall apply as follows:
                  ``(A) In the case of wetland that the 
                Secretary determines was converted after the 
                date of enactment of the Food, Conservation and 
                Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8701 et seq.) but 
                on or before May 1, 2013, and continues to be 
                in violation, the person shall have 2 
                reinsurance years after the date on which this 
                subsection applies, to begin the mitigation 
                process, as determined by the Secretary.
                  ``(B) In the case of wetland that the 
                Secretary determines was converted after May 1, 
                2013--
                          ``(i) subject to clause (ii), the 
                        person shall be ineligible to receive 
                        crop insurance premium subsidies in 
                        subsequent reinsurance years unless 
                        section 1222(b) applies; and
                          ``(ii) for any violation that the 
                        Secretary determines impacts less than 
                        5 acres of the entire farm, the person 
                        may pay a contribution in accordance 
                        with section 1241(e) in an amount equal 
                        to 150 percent of the cost of 
                        mitigation, as determined by the 
                        Secretary, for wetland restoration in 
                        lieu of ineligibility to receive crop 
                        insurance premium assistance.
                  ``(C) In the case of a wetland that the 
                Secretary determines was converted prior to the 
                date of enactment of the Food, Conservation, 
                and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8701 et seq.), 
                ineligibility under this subsection shall not 
                apply.
                  ``(D) In the case of an agricultural 
                commodity for which an individual policy or 
                plan of insurance is available for the first 
                time to the person after the date of enactment 
                of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk 
                Management Act of 2013--
                          ``(i) ineligibility shall apply only 
                        to conversions that take place after 
                        the date on which the policy or plan of 
                        insurance first becomes available to 
                        the person; and
                          ``(ii) the person shall take such 
                        steps as the Secretary determines 
                        appropriate to mitigate any prior 
                        conversion in a timely manner but not 
                        to exceed 2 calendar years.
          ``(4) Certification.--
                  ``(A) In general.--In enforcing eligibility 
                under this subsection, the Secretary shall use 
                existing processes and procedures for 
                certifying compliance.
                  ``(B) Responsibility.--The Secretary, acting 
                through the agencies of the Department of 
                Agriculture, shall be solely responsible for 
                determining whether a producer is eligible to 
                receive crop insurance premium subsidies in 
                accordance with this subsection.
                  ``(C) Limitation.--The Secretary shall ensure 
                that no agent, approved insurance provider, or 
                employee or contractor of an agency or approved 
                insurance provider, bears responsibility or 
                liability for the eligibility of an insured 
                producer under this subsection, other than in 
                cases of misrepresentation, fraud, or a scheme 
                or device to avoid compliance.''.
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14. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hastings of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 263, line 3, strike ``; and'' and insert a semicolon.
  Page 263, after line 3, insert after paragraph (3) the 
following new paragraph:
          (4) in subsection (h)(2), by inserting ``, including, 
        to the extent practicable, practices that maximize 
        benefits for honey bees'' after ``pollinators''; and
  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 12___. PROTECTION OF HONEY BEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary, in consultation with the 
Secretary of the Interior and the Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency, shall carry out such 
activities as the Secretary determines to be appropriate to 
protect and ensure the long-term viability of populations of 
honey bees, wild bees, and other beneficial insects of 
agricultural crops, horticultural plants, wild plants, and 
other plants, including--
          (1) providing technical expertise relating to 
        proposed agency actions that may threaten pollinator 
        health or jeopardize the long-term viability of 
        populations of pollinators;
          (2) providing formal guidance on national policies 
        relating to--
                  (A) permitting managed honey bees to forage 
                on National Forest Service lands where 
                compatible with other natural resource 
                management priorities; and
                  (B) planting and maintaining managed honey 
                bee and native pollinator forage on National 
                Forest Service lands where compatible with 
                other natural resource management priorities;
          (3) making use of the best available peer-reviewed 
        science regarding environmental and chemical stressors 
        on pollinator health; and
          (4) regularly monitoring and reporting on the health 
        and population status of managed and native pollinators 
        including bees, birds, bats, and other species.
  (b) Task Force on Bee Health and Commercial Beekeeping.--
          (1) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish a 
        task force--
                  (A) to coordinate Federal efforts carried out 
                on or after the date of enactment of this Act 
                to address the serious worldwide decline in bee 
                health, especially honey bees and declining 
                native bees; and
                  (B) to assess Federal efforts to mitigate 
                pollinator losses and threats to the United 
                States commercial beekeeping industry.
          (2) Agency consultation.--The task force established 
        under this subsection shall seek ongoing consultation 
        from any Federal agency carrying out activities 
        important to bee health and commercial beekeeping, 
        including officials from--
                  (A) the Department of Agriculture;
                  (B) the Department of the Interior;
                  (C) the Environmental Protection Agency;
                  (D) the Food and Drug Administration;
                  (E) the Department of Commerce; and
                  (F) U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
          (3) Stakeholder consultation.--The task force 
        established under this subsection shall consult with 
        beekeeper, conservation, scientist, and agricultural 
        stakeholders.
  (c) Report to Congress.--Not later than 180 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the task force established under 
subsection (b) shall submit to Congress a report that--
          (1) summarizes Federal activities carried out 
        pursuant to section 1672(h) of the Food, Agriculture, 
        Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)) 
        or any other provision of law (including regulations) 
        to address bee decline;
          (2) summarizes international efforts to address the 
        decline of managed honey bees and native pollinators; 
        and
          (3) provides recommendations to Congress regarding 
        how to better coordinate Federal agency efforts to 
        address the decline of managed honey bees and native 
        pollinators.
  (d) Pollinator Research Lab Feasibility Study.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary, acting through the 
        Administrator of the Agricultural Research Service, may 
        conduct feasibility studies regarding--
                  (A) re-locating existing honey bee and native 
                pollinator research from Federal laboratories 
                to a cooperator-run facility in a location most 
                geographically appropriate for pollinator 
                research; and
                  (B) modernizing existing honey bee research 
                laboratories identified by the Agricultural 
                Research Service in the capital investment 
                strategy document dated 2012.
          (2) Consultation.--In conducting the feasibility 
        studies under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
        consult with--
                  (A) beekeeper, native bee, agricultural, 
                research institution, and bee conservation 
                stakeholders regarding new research laboratory 
                needs under paragraph (1)(A); and
                  (B) commercial beekeepers regarding 
                modernizing existing honey bee laboratories 
                under paragraph (1)(B).
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15. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Royce of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable For 20 Minutes

  Page 275, line 1, strike ``paragraph (1), by'' and insert the 
following: ``paragraph (1)--''
                  (A) by
  Page 275, after line 3, insert the following new 
subparagraph:
                  (B) by striking ``agricultural commodities'' 
                and inserting ``assistance, including 
                agricultural commodities,''; and
  Page 275, after line 8, insert the following new section:

SEC. 30___. PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE.

  Section 202 of the Food for Peace Act (7 U.S.C. 1722) is 
amended--
          (1) in the section heading, by striking 
        ``AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES'' and inserting 
        ``ASSISTANCE'';
          (2) in subsection (a), by striking ``agricultural 
        commodities'' and inserting ``assistance, including 
        agricultural commodities,'';
          (3) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``agricultural 
        commodities'' and inserting ``assistance, including 
        agricultural commodities,''; and
          (4) by adding at the end the following new 
        subsection:
  ``(i) Limitation.--Of the funds authorized to be appropriated 
to carry out this title, not more than 45 percent shall be used 
for assistance other than agricultural commodities and 
associated costs under subsections (a) and (b).''.
  Page 277, after line 10, insert the following new section:

SEC. 30___. MINIMUM LEVEL OF LOCAL SALES.

  Section 203(b) of the Food for Peace Act (7 U.S.C. 1723(b)) 
is amended--
          (1) by striking ``shall'' and inserting ``may''; and
          (2) by striking ``equal to not less than'' and 
        inserting ``up to''.
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16. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Chabot of Ohio or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 3102, relating to extension of funding for the 
market access program.
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17. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Titus of Nevada or Her 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 3102, and insert the following new section:

SEC. 3102. FUNDING FOR MARKET ACCESS PROGRAM.

  Section 211(c)(1)(A) of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 (7 
U.S.C. 5641(c)(1)(A)) is amended by striking ``and $200,000,000 
for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2012'' and inserting 
``$200,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2008 through 2013, 
$185,000,000 for fiscal year 2014, $180,000,000 for each of 
fiscal years 2015 through 2017, and $175,000,000 for fiscal 
year 2018''.

  At the end of subtitle C of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4208. HUNGER-FREE COMMUNITIES.

   Section 4405 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
2008 (7 U.S.C. 7517) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 4405. HUNGER-FREE COMMUNITIES.

  ``(a) In General.--In this section:
          ``(1) Eligible entity.--The term `eligible entity' 
        means--
                  ``(A) a nonprofit organization (including an 
                emergency feeding organization);
                  ``(B) an agricultural cooperative;
                  ``(C) a producer network or association;
                  ``(D) a community health organization;
                  ``(E) a public benefit corporation;
                  ``(F) an economic development corporation;
                  ``(G) a farmers' market;
                  ``(H) a community-supported agriculture 
                program;
                  ``(I) a buying club;
                  ``(J) a retail food store participating in 
                the supplemental nutrition assistance program;
                  ``(K) a State, local, or tribal agency; and
                  ``(L) any other entity the Secretary 
                designates.
          ``(2) Emergency feeding organization.--The term 
        `emergency feeding organization' has the meaning given 
        the term in section 201A of the Emergency Food 
        Assistance Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 7501).
          ``(3) Supplemental nutrition assistance program.--The 
        term `supplemental nutrition assistance program' means 
        the supplemental nutrition assistance program 
        established under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 
        U.S.C. 2011 et seq.).
  ``(b) Hunger-free Communities Incentive Grants.--
          ``(1) Authorization.--
                  ``(A) In general.--In each of the years 
                specified in subsection (c), the Secretary 
                shall make grants to eligible entities in 
                accordance with paragraph (2).
                  ``(B) Federal share.--The Federal share of 
                the cost of carrying out an activity under this 
                subsection shall not exceed 50 percent of the 
                total cost of the activity.
                  ``(C) Non-federal share.--
                          ``(i) In general.--The non-Federal 
                        share of the cost of an activity under 
                        this subsection may be provided--
                                  ``(I) in cash or in-kind 
                                contributions as determined by 
                                the Secretary, including 
                                facilities, equipment, or 
                                services; and
                                  ``(II) by a State or local 
                                government or a private source.
                          ``(ii) Limitation.--In the case of a 
                        for-profit entity, the non-Federal 
                        share described in clause (i) shall not 
                        include services of an employee, 
                        including salaries paid or expenses 
                        covered by the employer.
          ``(2) Criteria.--
                  ``(A) In general.--For purposes of this 
                subsection, an eligible entity is a 
                governmental agency or nonprofit organization 
                that--
                          ``(i) meets the application criteria 
                        set forth by the Secretary; and
                          ``(ii) proposes a project that, at a 
                        minimum--
                                  ``(I) has the support of the 
                                State agency;
                                  ``(II) would increase the 
                                purchase of fruits and 
                                vegetables by low-income 
                                consumers participating in the 
                                supplemental nutrition 
                                assistance program by providing 
                                incentives at the point of 
                                purchase;
                                  ``(III) agrees to participate 
                                in the evaluation described in 
                                paragraph (4);
                                  ``(IV) ensures that the same 
                                terms and conditions apply to 
                                purchases made by individuals 
                                with benefits issued under this 
                                Act and incentives provided for 
                                in this subsection as apply to 
                                purchases made by individuals 
                                who are not members of 
                                households receiving benefits, 
                                such as provided for in section 
                                278.2(b) of title 7, Code of 
                                Federal Regulations (or a 
                                successor regulation); and
                                  ``(V) includes effective and 
                                efficient technologies for 
                                benefit redemption systems that 
                                may be replicated in other for 
                                States and communities.
                  ``(B) Priority.--In awarding grants under 
                this section, the Secretary shall give priority 
                to projects that--
                          ``(i) maximize the share of funds 
                        used for direct incentives to 
                        participants;
                          ``(ii) use direct-to-consumer sales 
                        marketing;
                          ``(iii) demonstrate a track record of 
                        designing and implementing successful 
                        nutrition incentive programs that 
                        connect low-income consumers and 
                        agricultural producers;
                          ``(iv) provide locally or regionally 
                        produced fruits and vegetables;
                          ``(v) are located in underserved 
                        communities; or
                          ``(vi) address other criteria as 
                        established by the Secretary.
          ``(3) Applicability.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The value of any benefit 
                provided to a participant in any activity 
                funded under this subsection shall not be 
                considered income or resources for any purpose 
                under any Federal, State, or local law.
                  ``(B) Prohibition on collection of sales 
                taxes.--Each State shall ensure that no State 
                or local tax is collected on a purchase of food 
                under this subsection.
                  ``(C) No limitation on benefits.--A grant 
                made available under this subsection shall not 
                be used to carry out any project that limits 
                the use of benefits under the Food and 
                Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) 
                or any other Federal nutrition law.
                  ``(D) Household allotment.--Assistance 
                provided under this subsection to households 
                receiving benefits under the supplemental 
                nutrition assistance program shall not--
                          ``(i) be considered part of the 
                        supplemental nutrition assistance 
                        program benefits of the household; or
                          ``(ii) be used in the collection or 
                        disposition of claims under section 13 
                        of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 
                        (7 U.S.C. 2022).
          ``(4) Evaluation.--
                  ``(A) Independent evaluation.--The Secretary 
                shall provide for an independent evaluation of 
                projects selected under this subsection that 
                measures the impact of each project on--
                          ``(i) improving the nutrition and 
                        health status of participating 
                        households receiving incentives under 
                        this subsection; and
                          ``(ii) increasing fruit and vegetable 
                        purchases in participating households.
                  ``(B) Requirement.--The independent 
                evaluation under subparagraph (A) shall use 
                rigorous methodologies capable of producing 
                scientifically valid information regarding the 
                effectiveness of a project.
                  ``(C) Costs.--The Secretary may use funds not 
                to exceed 10 percent of the funding provided to 
                carry out this section to pay costs associated 
                with administering, monitoring, and evaluating 
                each project.
  ``(c) Funding.--
          ``(1) Authorization of appropriations.--There is 
        authorized to be appropriated to carry out subsection 
        (b) $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 
        2018.
          ``(2) Mandatory funding.--Of the funds of the 
        Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use 
        to carry out subsection (b)--
                  ``(A) $15,000,000 for fiscal year 2014;
                  ``(B) $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 
                2015 through 2017; and
                  ``(C) $25,000,000 for fiscal year 2018.''.
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 18. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Brooks of Alabama or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 3203, relating to promotion of agricultural 
exports to emerging markets, strike subsection (b) and insert 
the following new subsection:
  (b) Termination of Program to Develop Agricultural Markets in 
Emerging Markets.--Section 1542(d) of the Food, Agriculture, 
Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-624; 7 
U.S.C. 5622 note) is amended by striking paragraph (1).
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 19. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Castor of Florida or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable For 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title III, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 32___. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN.

  The Secretary of Agriculture shall seek to ensure that 
Department of Agriculture certificates of origin are accepted 
by any country with respect to which the United States has 
entered into a free trade agreement providing for preferential 
duty treatment.
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 20. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Messer of Indiana or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 311, line 15, strike ``and'' at the end.
  Page 311, after line 18, insert the following:
                          ``(iii) an assessment of the cost and 
                        impact of security measures that may 
                        have been prescribed by the Secretary 
                        under subparagraph (A)(iii) and 
                        recommendations for additional or 
                        alternative security enhancements to 
                        reduce fraud and ensure that only 
                        eligible recipients are participating 
                        in the program in the most cost-
                        effective manner.''.
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 21. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Grimm of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 318, at the end of line 3, add the following:

        ``At least 1 such pilot project shall be carried out in 
        an urban area that is among the 10 largest urban areas 
        in the United States (based on population) if the 
        supplemental nutrition assistance program is separately 
        administered in such area and if the administration of 
        such program in such area complies with the other 
        applicable requirements of such program.''.
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   22. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hudson of North 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV (page 346, after line 
17), insert the following new section:

SEC. 4033. TESTING APPLICANTS FOR UNLAWFUL USE OF CONTROLLED 
                    SUBSTANCES.

  Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
2015), as amended by section 4009. is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
  ``(s) Testing Applicants for Unlawful Use of Controlled 
Substances.--
          ``(1) Nothing in this Act, or in any other Federal 
        law, shall be considered to prevent a State, at the 
        full cost to such State, from--
                  ``(A) enacting legislation to provide for 
                testing any individual who is a member of a 
                household applying for supplemental nutrition 
                assistance benefits, for the unlawful use of 
                controlled substances as a condition for 
                receiving such benefits; and
                  ``(B) finding an individual ineligible to 
                participate in the supplemental nutrition 
                assistance program on the basis of the positive 
                result of the testing conducted by the State 
                under such legislation.
          ``(2) For purposes of this subsection, term 
        `controlled substance' has the meaning given such term 
        in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act ((21 
        U.S.C. 802).''.
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 23. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Conaway of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. REDUCTION IN BENEFITS PAID WITH UNAUTHORIZED APPROPRIATIONS.

  Section 8(a) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
2017(a)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``(a) The'' and inserting the 
        following:
  ``(a)(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(2) For any fiscal year for which funds are not authorized 
under section 18(a)(1), the thrifty food plan shall be reduced 
by 10 percent only for the purpose of determining the value of 
allotments under paragraph (1) for such fiscal year.''.
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24. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kingston of Georgia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. TERMINATING AN INCREASE IN SNAP BENEFITS.

  Section 101(a) of division A of the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5; 123 Stat. 120; 124 
Stat. 2394; 124 Stat. 3265) is amended by striking paragraph 
(2).''.
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 25. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Butterfield of North 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, add the following:

SEC. 4033. SNAP ENHANCEMENT.

  (a) Amendment.--Section 3(k) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012(k)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``and (9)'' the last place it appears 
        and inserting ``(9)'', and
          (2) by inserting ``, and (10) items of personal 
        hygiene for household use'' before the period at the 
        end.
  (b) Effective Date.--This section and the amendments made by 
this section shall take effect on the 1st day of the 1st month 
that begins not less than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.
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26. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Marino of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A, of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. GAO PILOT PROGRAM TO COLLECT AND PUBLISH SUPPLEMENTAL 
                    NUTRITION ASSISTANCE BENEFIT REDEMPTION DATA.

  (a) Pilot Program.--After the enactment of this Act, the 
Comptroller General shall carry out a pilot program as follows:
          (1) The program shall collect the data that is 
        currently required to be reported under the Food and 
        Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) and under 
        the benefit redemption requirements applicable to 
        households under such Act.
          (2) The program shall be carried out in 9 States, 
        selected by the Comptroller General in the discretion 
        of the Comptroller General, based on a good variety of 
        demographics, economics and geographics.
          (3) The program shall conclude after the expiration 
        of the 9-month period, and before the expiration of the 
        1-year period, beginning on the date of the enactment 
        of this Act.
  (b) Results of Program.--Promptly after the conclusion of the 
program, the Comptroller General shall--
          (1) describe the extent to which data collected under 
        subsection (a) can be analyzed under current reporting 
        requirements to identify the aggregate number and 
        aggregate cost of each specific food item purchased 
        with supplemental nutrition assistance benefits;
          (2) indicate which additional information should be 
        collected in order to obtain the aggregate number of 
        and cost of each specific food item purchased with 
        supplemental nutrition assistance benefits;
          (3) make recommendations necessary to improve the 
        current benefit redemption data reporting requirements 
        to enable the Secretary to publish on the Internet in a 
        searchable, comparable database available to the 
        public, the aggregate number and aggregate cost of each 
        specific food item purchased with supplemental 
        nutrition assistance benefits; and
          (4) publish the data collected under subsection (a) 
        on the Internet in a searchable, comparable database 
        available to the public.
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27. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Chabot of Ohio or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. EXPUNGEMENT OF UNSUED SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE 
                    PROGRAM BENEFITS.

  Section 11 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
2020), as amended by section 4015, is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
  ``(w) Expungement of Unused Beneftis.--The State agency shall 
expunge from the EBT account of a household benefits that are 
not used before the expiration of the 60-day period beginning 
on the date such benefits are posted to such account.''.
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28. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Black of Tennessee or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. TERMINATION OF EXISTING AGREEMENT.

  Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
memorandum of understanding entered into on July 22, 2004, by 
the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States Department of 
Agriculture and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the 
Republic of Mexico and known as the ``Partnership for Nutrition 
Assistance Initiative'' is null and void.
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29. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kaptur of Ohio or Her 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 4402(a) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment 
Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 3007(a)), as added by section 4201 of 
subtitle C of title IV--
          (1) in paragraph (2) strike the close quotation and 
        the period at the end, and
          (2) add at the end the following:
          ``(3) Requirement.--Not less than 50 percent of the 
        funds made available to carry out this section in any 
        fiscal year shall be used to provide assistance to 
        seniors.''.
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30. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schweikert of Arizona 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In subtitle C of title IV, strike section 4207.
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 31. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Welch of Vermont or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 375, after line 2, insert the following:

SEC. ___. LIMITATION ON PERIOD BORROWERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR GUARANTEED 
                    ASSISTANCE MADE INAPPLICABLE TO RECIPIENTS OF 
                    GUARANTEED LOANS ONLY.

  Section 319(b) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development 
Act (7 U.S.C. 1949(b)) is amended by striking ``(b)'' and all 
that follows through ``guaranteed operating loan'' in paragraph 
(2) and inserting the following:
  ``(b) Limitation on Period Recipient of Direct Loan Is 
Eligible for Assistance.--If, as of October 28, 1992, a farmer 
or rancher has received a direct loan''.
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      32. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Tierney of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 375, line 5, insert ``(a) In General.--'' before 
``Section''.
  Page 375, after line 6, insert the following:
          (1) by inserting ``or commercial fishing'' after 
        ``aquaculture'' the 1st place it appears;
          (2) by striking ``or aquaculture'' each place it 
        appears and inserting ``aquaculture, or commercial 
        fishing'';
  Page 375, line 7, strike ``(1)'' and insert ``(3)''.
  Page 375, line 15, strike ``(2)'' and insert ``(4)''.
  Page 375, line 19, strike ``(3)'' and insert ``(5)''.
  Page 375, line 22, strike ``(4)'' and insert ``(6)''.
  Page 376, line 1, strike ``(5)'' and insert ``(7)''.
  Page 376, line 3, strike ``(6)'' and insert ``(8)''.
  Page 376, after line 10, insert the following:

  (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 329 of such Act (7 U.S.C. 
1970) is amended by striking ``or aquaculture'' and inserting 
``aquaculture, or commercial fishing''.
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33. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Costa of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 379, line 23, insert ``(a) In General.--'' before 
``Section''.
  Page 380, after line 2, insert the following:
  (b) Pilot Program for Technical Assistance To Address Nitrate 
Contamination of Rural Drinking Water.--Section 306(a)(2)(B) of 
such Act (7 U.S.C. 1926(a)(2)(B)) is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
                          ``(viii) Pilot program for technical 
                        assistance to address nitrate 
                        contamination of rural drinking 
                        water.--Using amounts made available to 
                        carry out this subparagraph, the 
                        Secretary, acting through the Rural 
                        Utilities Service, shall conduct a 
                        pilot program under which the Secretary 
                        shall provide grants and technical 
                        assistance for disadvantaged 
                        communities in rural areas and in 
                        cities and towns with a population of 
                        less than 10,000 individuals where 
                        drinking water is impaired by nitrate 
                        contamination.''.
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34. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gingrey of Georgia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 394, strike line 11 and all that follows through page 
396, line 17.
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35. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rice of South Carolina 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 433, line 17, strike ```subsections (e) and (f)''' and 
insert ```subsections (e), (f), and (g)'''.
  Page 433, line 20, strike ```subsections (e) and (f)''' and 
insert ```subsections (e), (f), and (g)'''.
  Page 433, line 21, strike ``subsections (e), (f), and (i)'' 
and insert ``subsections (f) and (i)''.
  Page 433, line 23, strike ``subsections (e), (f), and (g)'' 
and insert ``subsections (f), (g), and (h)''.
  Page 433, after line 23, insert the following new paragraph:
          (5) by striking subsection (e) and inserting the 
        following new subsection:
  ``(e) Pasture-based Beef Systems Research Initiative.--
Research and extension grants may be made under this section to 
study the development of forage sequences and combinations for 
cow-calf, heifer development, stocker, and finishing systems, 
to deliver optimal nutritive value for efficient production of 
cattle for pasture finishing, to optimize forage systems to 
improve marketability of pasture-finished beef, and to assess 
the effect of forage quality on reproductive fitness.''.
  Page 433, line 24, strike ``(5) in subsection (f)'' and 
insert ``(6) in subsection (g)''.
  Page 434, line 11, strike ``(6) in subsection (g)'' and 
insert ``(7) in subsection (h)''.
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36. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Palazzo of Mississippi 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 444, after line 18, insert the following:

SEC. 73__. AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP PILOT PROGRAM 
                    FOR REGIONAL COLLABORATION AND INNOVATIVE VENTURE 
                    DEVELOPMENT TRAINING.

  Subtitle A of title VI of the Agricultural Research, 
Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 is amended by 
adding after section 604 (7 U.S.C. 7642) the following:

``SEC. 605. AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP PILOT 
                    PROGRAM FOR REGIONAL COLLABORATION AND INNOVATIVE 
                    VENTURE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING.

  ``(a) In General.--Funds made available under this section 
shall be used to provide regional collaborations, technology 
transfer and commercialization, and innovative venture 
development training under the Agricultural Technology 
Innovation Partnership program of the Office of Technology 
Transfer in the Agricultural Research Service.
  ``(b) Funding.--Of the funds made available to the 
Agricultural Research Service, the Secretary shall use to carry 
out this section $500,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 through 
2018.''.
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 37. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Polis of Colorado or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 475, after line 15, add the following new section:

SEC. 7605. LEGITIMACY OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP RESEARCH.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding the Controlled Substances 
Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 
1988 (41 U.S.C. 8101 et seq.), the Safe and Drug-Free Schools 
and Communities Act of 1986 (20 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), or any 
other Federal law, an institution of higher education (as 
defined in section 101 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 
U.S.C. 1001)) may grow or cultivate industrial hemp if--
          (1) the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated for 
        purposes of agricultural research or other academic 
        research; and
          (2) the growing or cultivating of industrial hemp is 
        allowed under the laws of the State in which such 
        institution of higher education is located and such 
        research occurs.
  (b) Industrial Hemp Defined.--In this section, the term 
``industrial hemp'' means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any 
part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 
tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent 
on a dry weight basis.
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     38. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Garamendi of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 8102, relating to the Forest Legacy Program, 
insert before the existing text ``(a) Authorization of 
Appropriations.--'' and add at the end the following:
  (b) Authorizing States to Allow Qualified Organizations to 
Acquire, Hold, and Manage Conservation Easements.--Subsection 
(l) of section 7 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 
1978 (16 U.S.C. 2103c) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new paragraph:
          ``(4) State authorization.--
                  ``(A) In general.--At the request of a State 
                acting through the State Lead Agency, the 
                Secretary shall authorize the State to allow 
                qualified organizations, as defined in section 
                170(h)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 
                and organized for one or more of the purposes 
                described in section 170(h)(4)(A) of that Code, 
                to acquire, hold, and manage conservation 
                easements, using funds granted to the State 
                under this subsection, for purposes of the 
                Forest Legacy Program in the State.
                  ``(B) Eligibility.--To be eligible to acquire 
                and manage conservation easements under this 
                paragraph, a qualified organization described 
                in subparagraph (A) must demonstrate to the 
                Secretary the abilities necessary to acquire, 
                monitor, and enforce interests in forestland 
                consistent with the Forest Legacy Program and 
                the assessment of need for the State.
                  ``(C) Reversion.--If the Secretary, or a 
                State acting through the State Lead Agency, 
                makes any of the determinations described in 
                subparagraph (D) with respect to a conservation 
                easement acquired by a qualified organization 
                under the authority of subparagraph (A)--
                          ``(i) all right, title, and interest 
                        of the qualified organization in and to 
                        the conservation easement shall 
                        terminate; and
                          ``(ii) all right, title, and interest 
                        in and to the conservation easement 
                        shall revert to the State or other 
                        qualified designee as approved by the 
                        State.
                  ``(D) Determinations.--The determinations 
                required for operation of the reversionary 
                interest retained in subparagraph (C) are 
                that--
                          ``(i) the qualified organization is 
                        unable to carry out its 
                        responsibilities under the Forest 
                        Legacy Program in the State with 
                        respect to the conservation easement;
                          ``(ii) the conservation easement has 
                        been modified in a way that is 
                        inconsistent with the purposes of the 
                        Forest Legacy Program or the assessment 
                        of need for the State; or
                          ``(iii) the conservation easement has 
                        been conveyed to another person (other 
                        than a qualified organization approved 
                        by the State and the Secretary).''.
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 39. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Polis of Colorado or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike sections 8301 through 8303 (page 481, line 20, through 
page 485, line 23) and insert the following:

SEC. 8301. INSECT AND DISEASE INFESTATION.

  Title VI of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (16 
U.S.C. 6591 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:

``SEC. 602. DESIGNATION OF TREATMENT AREAS.

  ``(a) Definition of Declining Forest Health.--In this 
section, the term `declining forest health' means a forest that 
is experiencing--
          ``(1) substantially increased tree mortality due to 
        insect or disease infestation; or
          ``(2) dieback due to infestation or defoliation by 
        insects or disease.
  ``(b) Designation of Treatment Areas.--
          ``(1) Initial areas.--Not later than 60 days after 
        the date of enactment of the Agriculture Reform, Food, 
        and Jobs Act of 2013, the Secretary shall, if requested 
        by the Governor of the State, designate as part of an 
        insect and disease treatment program 1 or more 
        subwatersheds (sixth-level hydrologic units, according 
        to the System of Hydrologic Unit Codes of the United 
        States Geological Survey) in at least 1 national forest 
        in each State that is experiencing an insect or disease 
        epidemic.
          ``(2) Additional areas.--After the end of the 60-day 
        period described in paragraph (1), the Secretary may 
        designate additional subwatersheds under this section 
        as needed to address insect or disease threats.
  ``(c) Requirements.--To be designated a subwatershed under 
subsection (b), the subwatershed shall be--
          ``(1) experiencing declining forest health, based on 
        annual forest health surveys conducted by the 
        Secretary;
          ``(2) at risk of experiencing substantially increased 
        tree mortality over the next 15 years due to insect or 
        disease infestation, based on the most recent National 
        Insect and Disease Risk Map published by the Forest 
        Service; or
          ``(3) in an area in which the risk of hazard trees 
        poses an imminent risk to public infrastructure, 
        health, or safety.
  ``(d) Treatment of Areas.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may carry out 
        priority projects on Federal land in the subwatersheds 
        designated under subsection (b) to reduce the risk or 
        extent of, or increase the resilience to, insect or 
        disease infestation in the subwatersheds.
          ``(2) Authority.--Any project under paragraph (1) for 
        which a public notice to initiate scoping is issued on 
        or before September 30, 2018, may be carried out in 
        accordance with subsections (b), (c), and (d) of 
        section 102, and sections 104, 105, and 106.
          ``(3) Effect.--Projects carried out under this 
        subsection shall be considered authorized hazardous 
        fuel reduction projects for purposes of the authorities 
        described in paragraph (2).
          ``(4) Report.--Not later than September 30, 2018, the 
        Secretary shall issue a report on actions taken to 
        carry out this subsection, including--
                  ``(A) an evaluation of the progress towards 
                project goals; and
                  ``(B) recommendations for modifications to 
                the projects and management treatments.
  ``(e) Tree Retention.--The Secretary shall carry out projects 
under subsection (d) in a manner that maximizes the retention 
of old-growth and large trees, as appropriate for the forest 
type, to the extent that the trees promote stands that are 
resilient to insects and disease.''.

  Page 485, line 24, strike ``8304'' and insert ``8302''.
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 40. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Peters of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 497, after line 13 insert the following new paragraphs:
          (2) in paragraph (6)--
                  (A) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``or'';
                  (B) in subparagraph (D), by striking the 
                period and inserting ``; or''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following new 
                subparagraph:
                  ``(E) renewable chemicals.'';
          (3) in paragraph (7)(A), by striking ``biofuels and 
        biobased products'' and inserting ``biofuels, biobased 
        products, or renewable chemicals'';
  Page 497, line 16, strike ``(13), (14), and (16)'' and insert 
``(13), (15), and (17)''.
  Page 498, after line 4 insert the following new paragraphs:
          (4) in paragraph (12) (as so redesignated), by 
        inserting ``(including a renewable chemical)'' after 
        ``material or compound'';
          (5) by inserting after paragraph (13) (as so 
        redesignated), the following new paragraph:
          ``(14) Renewable chemical.--The term `renewable 
        chemical' means a monomer, polymer, plastic, formulated 
        product, or chemical substance produced from renewable 
        biomass.'';
  Page 498, line 5, strike ``(14)'' and insert ``(15)''.
  Page 498, line 7, strike ``(15)'' and insert ``(16)''.
  Page 499, strike lines 2 through 18 and insert the following:
  (a) Program Adjustments.--Section 9003 of the Farm Security 
and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8103) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a) in the matter preceding 
        paragraph (1), by striking ``advanced biofuels'' and 
        inserting ``advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, or 
        biobased products'';
          (2) in subsection (b)(2)--
                  (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                ``advanced biofuel'' and inserting ``advanced 
                biofuel, a renewable chemical, or a biobased 
                product''; and
                  (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking 
                ``advanced biofuel'' and inserting ``advanced 
                biofuel, a renewable chemical, or a biobased 
                product'';
          (3) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``advanced 
        biofuels'' and inserting ``advanced biofuels, renewable 
        chemicals, or biobased products'';
          (4) in subsection (d)(2)(C)--
                  (A) in clause (i), by striking ``advanced 
                biofuel'' and inserting ``advanced biofuel, a 
                renewable chemical, or a biobased product''; 
                and
                  (B) in clause (iii), by striking ``advanced 
                biofuels'' and inserting ``advanced biofuels, 
                renewable chemicals, or biobased products''; 
                and
          (5) in subsection (e)(1)(C)--
                  (A) in clause (i), by striking ``advanced 
                biofuel'' and inserting ``advanced biofuel or 
                renewable chemical''; and
                  (B) in clause (iii), striking ``advanced 
                biofuels'' and inserting ``advanced biofuels, 
                renewable chemicals, or biobased products''.
  Page 499, line 19, strike ``9003(g)'' and insert ``9003(h)''.
  Page 499, beginning on line 20, strike ``, as redesignated by 
subsection (a)(3),''.
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41. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Marino of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 9006 and insert the following new section:

SEC. 9006. REPEAL OF BIODIESEL FUEL EDUCATION PROGRAM.

  Section 9006 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 
2002 (7 U.S.C. 8106) is repealed.
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42. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Neugebauer of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 507, line 2, strike ``and'' at the end.
  Page 507, after line 3 insert the following new subparagraph:
                  (B) in paragraph (5)(B)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding clause 
                        (i), by striking ``perennial crop'' and 
                        inserting ``fermentable sugar, 
                        cellulosic biomass, or perennial 
                        crop'';
                          (ii) in clause (i), by striking ``for 
                        perennials''; and
                          (iii) in clause (ii), by striking 
                        ``perennial''; and
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    43. An Amendment to be Offered by Representative McClintock of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 509, strike line 15 and all that follows through page 
512, line 22.
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44. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gibson of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

    Strike section 10010.
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45. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Walorski of Indiana or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

    Page 541, strike line 21 and all that follows through page 
542, line 8.
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     46. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Courtney of 
         Connecticut or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title X, insert the following new section:

SEC. 10018. FARMED SHELLFISH AS SPECIALTY CROPS.

  Section 3(1) of the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 
2004 (7 U.S.C. 1621 note; Public Law 108-465) is amended by 
inserting ``farmed shellfish'' after ``fruits,''.
  In the table of contents in section 1(b), insert after the 
item relating to section 10017 the following new item:
Sec. 10018. Farmed shellfish as specialty crops.
                    ____________________________________________________

 47. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kind of Wisconsin or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 20 Minutes

  In title XI, insert after the title heading the following:

                         Subtitle A--In General

  At the end of title XI, add the following new subtitle:

 Subtitle B--Assisting Family Farmers Through Insurance Reform Measures

SEC. 11041. ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME AND PER PERSON LIMITATIONS ON SHARE 
                    OF INSURANCE PREMIUMS PAID BY CORPORATION.

  Section 508(e)(1) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
1508(e)(1)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``For the purpose'' and inserting the 
        following:
                  ``(A) Payment authority.--For the purpose''; 
                and
          (2) by adding at the end the following new 
        subparagraphs:
                  ``(B) Adjusted gross income limitation.--
                Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
                title, the Corporation shall not pay a part of 
                the premium for additional coverage for any 
                person or legal entity that has an average 
                adjusted gross income (as defined in section 
                1001D of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 
                U.S.C. 1308-3a)) in excess of $250,000.
                  ``(C) Per person limitation.--Notwithstanding 
                any other provision of this title, the total 
                amount of premium paid by the Corporation on 
                behalf of a person or legal entity, directly or 
                indirectly, with respect to all policies issued 
                to the person or legal entity under this title 
                for a crop year shall be limited to a maximum 
                of $50,000. To the maximum extent practicable, 
                the Corporation shall carry out this 
                subparagraph in accordance with sections 1001 
                through 1001F of the Food Security Act of 1985 
                (7 U.S.C. 1308 et seq.).''.

SEC. 11042. CAP ON OVERALL RATE OF RETURN FOR CROP INSURANCE PROVIDERS.

  Section 508(k)(3) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
1508(k)(3)) is amended--
          (1) by designating paragraph (3) as subparagraph (A) 
        (and adjusting the margin two ems to the right);
          (2) by inserting before subparagraph (A) (as so 
        designated) the following:
          ``(3) Risk.--''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following new 
        subparagraph:
                  ``(B) Cap on overall rate of return.--The 
                target rate of return for all the companies 
                combined for the 2013 and subsequent 
                reinsurance years shall be 12 percent of 
                retained premium.''.

SEC. 11043. CAP ON REIMBURSEMENTS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATING 
                    EXPENSES OF CROP INSURANCE PROVIDERS.

  Section 508(k)(4) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
1508(k)(4)) is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subparagraph:
                  ``(G) Additional cap on reimbursements.--
                Notwithstanding subparagraphs (A) through (F), 
                total reimbursements for administrative and 
                operating costs for the 2013 insurance year for 
                all types of policies and plans of insurance 
                shall not exceed $900,000,000. For each 
                subsequent insurance year, the dollar amount in 
                effect pursuant to the preceding sentence shall 
                be increased by the same inflation factor as 
                established for the administrative and 
                operating costs cap in the 2011 Standard 
                Reinsurance Agreement.''.

SEC. 11044. BUDGET LIMITATIONS ON RENEGOTIATION OF STANDARD REINSURANCE 
                    AGREEMENT.

  Section 508(k)(8) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act of 1938 
(7 U.S.C. 1508(k)(8)) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new subparagraph:
                  ``(F) Reduction in corporation obligations.--
                The Board shall ensure that any Standard 
                Reinsurance Agreement negotiated under 
                subparagraph (A)(ii), when compared to the 
                immediately preceding Standard Reinsurance 
                Agreement, shall reduce, to the maximum extent 
                practicable, the obligations of the Corporation 
                under subsections (e)(2) or (k)(4) or section 
                523.''.

SEC. 11045. CROP INSURANCE PREMIUM SUBSIDIES DISCLOSURE IN THE PUBLIC 
                    INTEREST.

  Section 502(c)(2) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
1502(c)(2)) is amended--
          (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as 
        subparagraphs (C) and (D) respectively; and
          (2) by inserting before subparagraph (C) (as so 
        redesignated) the following:
                  ``(A) Disclosure in the public interest.--
                Notwithstanding paragraph (1) or any other 
                provision of law, except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall on an 
                annual basis make available to the public--
                          ``(i)(I) the name of each individual 
                        or entity who obtained a federally 
                        subsidized crop insurance, livestock, 
                        or forage policy or plan of insurance 
                        during the previous fiscal year;
                          ``(II) the amount of premium subsidy 
                        received by the individual or entity 
                        from the Corporation; and
                          ``(III) the amount of any Federal 
                        portion of indemnities paid in the 
                        event of a loss during that fiscal year 
                        for each policy associated with that 
                        individual or entity; and
                          ``(ii) for each private insurance 
                        provider, by name--
                                  ``(I) the underwriting gains 
                                earned through participation in 
                                the federally subsidized crop 
                                insurance program; and
                                  ``(II) the amount paid under 
                                this subtitle for--
                                          ``(aa) administrative 
                                        and operating expenses;
                                          ``(bb) any Federal 
                                        portion of indemnities 
                                        and reinsurance; and
                                          ``(cc) any other 
                                        purpose.
                  ``(B) Limitation.--The Secretary shall not 
                disclose information pertaining to individuals 
                and entities covered by a catastrophic risk 
                protection plan offered under section 
                508(b).''.
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48. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Carney of Delaware or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

    Strike section 11012.
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 49. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Radel of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 590, beginning on line 18, strike section 12101 and 
insert the following new section:

SEC. 12101. REPEAL OF THE NATIONAL SHEEP INDUSTRY IMPROVEMENT CENTER.

  Effective October 1, 2013, section 375 of the Consolidated 
Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 2008j) is repealed.
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50. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Walberg of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 12312.
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 51. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Benishek of Michigan 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 12317. SCIENTIFIC AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FDA FOOD SAFETY 
                    MODERNIZATION ACT.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services 
(referred to in this section as the ``Secretary'') may not 
enforce any regulations promulgated under the FDA Food Safety 
Modernization Act (Public Law 111-353) until the Secretary 
publishes in the Federal Register the following:
          (1) An analysis of the scientific information used in 
        the final rule to implement the FDA Food Safety 
        Modernization Act with a particular focus on--
                  (A) agricultural businesses of a variety of 
                sizes;
                  (B) regional differences of agriculture 
                production, processing, marketing, and value 
                added production;
                  (C) agricultural businesses that are diverse 
                livestock and produce producers; and
                  (D) what, if any, negative impact on the 
                agricultural businesses would be created, or 
                exacerbated, by implementation of the FDA Food 
                Safety Modernization Act.
          (2) An analysis of the economic impact of the 
        proposed final rule to implement the FDA Food Safety 
        Modernization Act with a particular focus on--
                  (A) agricultural businesses of a variety of 
                sizes; and
                  (B) small and mid-sized value added food 
                processors.
          (3) A plan to systematically evaluate the regulations 
        by surveying farmers and processors and developing an 
        ongoing process to evaluate and address business 
        concerns.
  (b) Annual Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act and annually thereafter, the Secretary 
shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
Forestry of the Senate and the Committee on Agriculture of the 
House of Representatives a report on the impact of 
implementation of the regulations promulgated under the FDA 
Food Safety Modernization Act.
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 52. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bachus of Alabama or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title XII, add the following new section:

SEC. 12317. IMPROVED DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONSIDERATION OF 
                    ECONOMIC IMPACT OF REGULATIONS ON SMALL BUSINESS.

  The Secretary of Agriculture shall complete procedures 
consistent with the requirements of subsection (b) of section 
609 of title 5, United States Code, whenever the Department of 
Agriculture promulgates any rule which will have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
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 53. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Sinema of Arizona or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 629, after line 4, insert the following:

SEC. 12317. PRODUCE REPRESENTED AS GROWN IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN IT 
                    IS NOT IN FACT GROWN IN THE UNITED STATES.

  (a) Technical Assistance to CBP.--The Secretary of 
Agriculture shall make available to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection technical assistance related to the identification 
of produce represented as grown in the United States when it is 
not in fact grown in the United States.
  (b) Report to Congress.--The Secretary shall submit to the 
Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the 
Senate a report on produce represented as grown in the United 
States when it is not in fact grown in the United States.
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54. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Wittman of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title XII, add the following new subtitle:

         Subtitle D--Chesapeake Bay Accountability and Recovery

SECTION 12401. SHORT TITLE.

  This subtitle may be cited as the ``Chesapeake Bay 
Accountability and Recovery Act of 2013''.

SEC. 12402. CHESAPEAKE BAY CROSSCUT BUDGET.

  (a) Crosscut Budget.--The Director, in consultation with the 
Chesapeake Executive Council, the chief executive of each 
Chesapeake Bay State, and the Chesapeake Bay Commission, shall 
submit to Congress a financial report containing--
          (1) an interagency crosscut budget that displays--
                  (A) the proposed funding for any Federal 
                restoration activity to be carried out in the 
                succeeding fiscal year, including any planned 
                interagency or intra-agency transfer, for each 
                of the Federal agencies that carry out 
                restoration activities;
                  (B) to the extent that information is 
                available, the estimated funding for any State 
                restoration activity to be carried out in the 
                succeeding fiscal year;
                  (C) all expenditures for Federal restoration 
                activities from the preceding 2 fiscal years, 
                the current fiscal year, and the succeeding 
                fiscal year; and
                  (D) all expenditures, to the extent that 
                information is available, for State restoration 
                activities during the equivalent time period 
                described in subparagraph (C);
          (2) a detailed accounting of all funds received and 
        obligated by all Federal agencies for restoration 
        activities during the current and preceding fiscal 
        years, including the identification of funds which were 
        transferred to a Chesapeake Bay State for restoration 
        activities;
          (3) to the extent that information is available, a 
        detailed accounting from each State of all funds 
        received and obligated from a Federal agency for 
        restoration activities during the current and preceding 
        fiscal years; and
          (4) a description of each of the proposed Federal and 
        State restoration activities to be carried out in the 
        succeeding fiscal year (corresponding to those 
        activities listed in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of 
        paragraph (1)), including the--
                  (A) project description;
                  (B) current status of the project;
                  (C) Federal or State statutory or regulatory 
                authority, programs, or responsible agencies;
                  (D) authorization level for appropriations;
                  (E) project timeline, including benchmarks;
                  (F) references to project documents;
                  (G) descriptions of risks and uncertainties 
                of project implementation;
                  (H) adaptive management actions or framework;
                  (I) coordinating entities;
                  (J) funding history;
                  (K) cost sharing; and
                  (L) alignment with existing Chesapeake Bay 
                Agreement and Chesapeake Executive Council 
                goals and priorities.
  (b) Minimum Funding Levels.--The Director shall only describe 
restoration activities in the report required under subsection 
(a) that--
          (1) for Federal restoration activities, have funding 
        amounts greater than or equal to $100,000; and
          (2) for State restoration activities, have funding 
        amounts greater than or equal to $50,000.
  (c) Deadline.--The Director shall submit to Congress the 
report required by subsection (a) not later than 30 days after 
the submission by the President of the President's annual 
budget to Congress.
  (d) Report.--Copies of the financial report required by 
subsection (a) shall be submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations, Natural Resources, Energy and Commerce, and 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committees on Appropriations, 
Environment and Public Works, and Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate.
  (e) Effective Date.--This section shall apply beginning with 
the first fiscal year after the date of enactment of this Act 
for which the President submits a budget to Congress.

SEC. 12403. RESTORATION THROUGH ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator, in consultation with 
other Federal and State agencies, and with the participation of 
stakeholders, shall develop a plan to provide technical and 
financial assistance to Chesapeake Bay States to employ 
adaptive management in carrying out restoration activities in 
the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
  (b) Plan Development.--The plan referred to in subsection (a) 
shall include--
          (1) specific and measurable objectives to improve 
        water quality, habitat, and fisheries identified by 
        Chesapeake Bay States;
          (2) a process for stakeholder participation;
          (3) monitoring, modeling, experimentation, and other 
        research and evaluation technical assistance requested 
        by Chesapeake Bay States;
          (4) identification of State restoration activities 
        planned by Chesapeake Bay States to attain the State's 
        objectives under paragraph (1);
          (5) identification of Federal restoration activities 
        that could help a Chesapeake Bay State to attain the 
        State's objectives under paragraph (1);
          (6) recommendations for a process for modification of 
        State and Federal restoration activities that have not 
        attained or will not attain the specific and measurable 
        objectives set forth under paragraph (1); and
          (7) recommendations for a process for integrating and 
        prioritizing State and Federal restoration activities 
        and programs to which adaptive management can be 
        applied.
  (c) Implementation.--In addition to carrying out Federal 
restoration activities under existing authorities and funding, 
the Administrator shall implement the plan developed under 
subsection (a) by providing technical and financial assistance 
to Chesapeake Bay States using resources available for such 
purposes that are identified by the Director under section 
12402.
  (d) Updates.--The Administrator shall update the plan 
developed under subsection (a) every 2 years.
  (e) Report to Congress.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 60 days after the end 
        of a fiscal year, the Administrator shall transmit to 
        Congress an annual report on the implementation of the 
        plan required under this section for such fiscal year.
          (2) Contents.--The report required under paragraph 
        (1) shall contain information about the application of 
        adaptive management to restoration activities and 
        programs, including level changes implemented through 
        the process of adaptive management.
          (3) Effective date.--Paragraph (1) shall apply to the 
        first fiscal year that begins after the date of 
        enactment of this Act.
  (f) Inclusion of Plan in Annual Action Plan and Annual 
Progress Report.--The Administrator shall ensure that the 
Annual Action Plan and Annual Progress Report required by 
section 205 of Executive Order 13508 includes the adaptive 
management plan outlined in subsection (a).

SEC. 12404. INDEPENDENT EVALUATOR FOR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY PROGRAM.

  (a) In General.--There shall be an Independent Evaluator for 
restoration activities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, who 
shall review and report on restoration activities and the use 
of adaptive management in restoration activities, including on 
such related topics as are suggested by the Chesapeake 
Executive Council.
  (b) Appointment.--
          (1) In general.--The Independent Evaluator shall be 
        appointed by the Administrator from among nominees 
        submitted by the Chesapeake Executive Council.
          (2) Nominations.--The Chesapeake Executive Council 
        may submit to the Administrator 4 nominees for 
        appointment to any vacancy in the office of the 
        Independent Evaluator.
  (c) Reports.--The Independent Evaluator shall submit a report 
to the Congress every 2 years in the findings and 
recommendations of reviews under this section.
  (d) Chesapeake Executive Council.--In this section, the term 
``Chesapeake Executive Council'' has the meaning given that 
term by section 307 of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration Authorization Act of 1992 (Public Law 102-567; 
15 U.S.C. 1511d).

SEC. 12405. DEFINITIONS.

  In this subtitle, the following definitions apply:
          (1) Adaptive management.--The term ``adaptive 
        management'' means a type of natural resource 
        management in which project and program decisions are 
        made as part of an ongoing science-based process. 
        Adaptive management involves testing, monitoring, and 
        evaluating applied strategies and incorporating new 
        knowledge into programs and restoration activities that 
        are based on scientific findings and the needs of 
        society. Results are used to modify management policy, 
        strategies, practices, programs, and restoration 
        activities.
          (2) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means 
        the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
        Agency.
          (3) Chesapeake bay state.--The term ``Chesapeake Bay 
        State'' or ``State'' means the States of Maryland, West 
        Virginia, Delaware, and New York, the Commonwealths of 
        Virginia and Pennsylvania, and the District of 
        Columbia.
          (4) Chesapeake bay watershed.--The term ``Chesapeake 
        Bay watershed'' means the Chesapeake Bay and the 
        geographic area, as determined by the Secretary of the 
        Interior, consisting of 36 tributary basins, within the 
        Chesapeake Bay States, through which precipitation 
        drains into the Chesapeake Bay.
          (5) Chief executive.--The term ``chief executive'' 
        means, in the case of a State or Commonwealth, the 
        Governor of each such State or Commonwealth and, in the 
        case of the District of Columbia, the Mayor of the 
        District of Columbia.
          (6) Director.--The term ``Director'' means the 
        Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
          (7) State restoration activities.--The term ``State 
        restoration activities'' means any State programs or 
        projects carried out under State authority that 
        directly or indirectly protect, conserve, or restore 
        living resources, habitat, water resources, or water 
        quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including 
        programs or projects that promote responsible land use, 
        stewardship, and community engagement in the Chesapeake 
        Bay watershed. Restoration activities may be 
        categorized as follows:
                  (A) Physical restoration.
                  (B) Planning.
                  (C) Feasibility studies.
                  (D) Scientific research.
                  (E) Monitoring.
                  (F) Education.
                  (G) Infrastructure development.
          (8) Federal restoration activities.--The term 
        ``Federal restoration activities'' means any Federal 
        programs or projects carried out under existing Federal 
        authority that directly or indirectly protect, 
        conserve, or restore living resources, habitat, water 
        resources, or water quality in the Chesapeake Bay 
        watershed, including programs or projects that provide 
        financial and technical assistance to promote 
        responsible land use, stewardship, and community 
        engagement in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Restoration 
        activities may be categorized as follows:
                  (A) Physical restoration.
                  (B) Planning.
                  (C) Feasibility studies.
                  (D) Scientific research.
                  (E) Monitoring.
                  (F) Education.
                  (G) Infrastructure development.
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  55. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Herrera Beutler of 
          Washington or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 123__. SILVICULTURAL ACTIVITIES.

  Section 402(l) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 
U.S.C. 1342(l)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) Silvicultural activities.--
                  ``(A) NPDES permit requirements for 
                silvicultural activities.--The Administrator 
                shall not require a permit or otherwise 
                promulgate regulations under this section or 
                directly or indirectly require any State to 
                require a permit under this section for a 
                discharge of stormwater runoff resulting from 
                the conduct of the following silviculture 
                activities: nursery operations, site 
                preparation, reforestation and subsequent 
                cultural treatment, thinning, prescribed 
                burning, pest and fire control, harvesting 
                operations, surface drainage, and road use, 
                construction, and maintenance.
                  ``(B) Permits for dredged or fill material.--
                Nothing in this paragraph exempts a 
                silvicultural activity resulting in the 
                discharge of dredged or fill material from any 
                permitting requirement under section 404.''.
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 56. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crawford of Arkansas 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 12317. APPLICABILITY OF SPILL PREVENTION, CONTROL, AND 
                    COUNTERMEASURE RULE.

  (a) In General.--The Administrator, in implementing the Spill 
Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to 
any farm, shall--
          (1) require certification of compliance with such 
        rule by--
                  (A) a professional engineer for a farm with--
                          (i) an individual tank with an 
                        aboveground storage capacity greater 
                        than 10,000 gallons;
                          (ii) an aggregate aboveground storage 
                        capacity greater than or equal to 
                        42,000 gallons; or
                          (iii) a history that includes a 
                        spill, as determined by the 
                        Administrator; or
                  (B) the owner or operator of the farm (via 
                self-certification) for a farm with--
                          (i) an aggregate aboveground storage 
                        capacity greater than 10,000 gallons 
                        but less than 42,000 gallons; and
                          (ii) no history of spills, as 
                        determined by the Administrator; and
          (2) exempt from all requirements of such rule any 
        farm--
                  (A) with an aggregate aboveground storage 
                capacity of less than or equal to 10,000 
                gallons; and
                  (B) no history of spills, as determined by 
                the Administrator.
  (b) Calculation of Aggregate Aboveground Storage Capacity.--
For the purposes of subsection (a), the aggregate aboveground 
storage capacity of a farm excludes--
          (1) all containers on separate parcels that have a 
        capacity that is less than 1,320 gallons; and
          (2) all storage containers holding animal feed 
        ingredients approved for use in livestock feed by the 
        Food and Drug Administration.
  (c) Definitions.--In this section, the following definitions 
apply:
          (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means 
        the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
        Agency.
          (2) Farm.--The term ``farm'' has the meaning given 
        such term in section 112.2 of title 40, Code of Federal 
        Regulations.
          (3) Gallon.--The term ``gallon'' refers to a United 
        States liquid gallon.
          (4) History of spills.--The term ``history of 
        spills'' has the meaning used to describe the term 
        ``reportable discharge history'' in section 112.7(k)(1) 
        of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (or successor 
        regulations).
          (5) Spill prevention, control, and countermeasure 
        rule.--The term ``Spill Prevention, Control, and 
        Countermeasure rule'' means the regulation promulgated 
        by the Environmental Protection Agency under part 112 
        of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations.
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 57. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crawford of Arkansas 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 123__. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCER INFORMATION DISCLOSURE.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' means 
        the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
        Agency.
          (2) Agency.--The term ``Agency'' means the 
        Environmental Protection Agency.
          (3) Agricultural operation.--The term ``agricultural 
        operation'' includes any operation where an 
        agricultural commodity crop is raised, including 
        livestock operations.
          (4) Livestock operation.--The term ``livestock 
        operation'' includes any operation involved in the 
        raising or finishing of livestock or poultry.
  (b) Disclosure of Information.--
          (1) Prohibition.--Except as provided in paragraph 
        (2), the Administrator, any officer or employee of the 
        Agency, or any contractor of the Agency, shall not make 
        public the information of any owner, operator, or 
        employee of an agricultural operation provided to the 
        Agency by a farmer, rancher, or livestock producer or a 
        State agency that has been obtained in accordance with 
        the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 
        et seq.) or any other law, including--
                  (A) names;
                  (B) telephone numbers;
                  (C) email addresses;
                  (D) physical addresses;
                  (E) Global Positioning System coordinates; or
                  (F) other identifying location information.
          (2) Effect.--Nothing in paragraph (1) affects--
                  (A) the disclosure of information described 
                in paragraph (1) if--
                          (i) the information has been 
                        transformed into a statistical or 
                        aggregate form at the county level or 
                        higher without any information that 
                        identifies the agricultural operation 
                        or agricultural producer; or
                          (ii) the producer consents to the 
                        disclosure; or
                  (B) the authority of any State agency to 
                collect information on livestock operations.
          (3) Condition of permit or other programs.--The 
        approval of any permit, practice, or program 
        administered by the Administrator shall not be 
        conditioned on the consent of the agricultural producer 
        or livestock producer under paragraph (2)(A)(ii).
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58. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Foxx of North Carolina 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 12___. SUNSETTING OF PROGRAMS.

  (a) In General.--Subject to subsection (b), each fiscal year 
the Secretary of Agriculture may not carry out any program--
          (1) for which an authorization of appropriations is 
        established or extended under this Act; and
          (2) that is funded by discretionary appropriations 
        (as defined in section 250(c) of the Balanced Budget 
        and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 
        900(c))).
  (b) Effective Date.--Subsection (a) shall take effect with 
respect to a program referred to in such subsection on the date 
on which the authorization of appropriations under this Act for 
such program expires.
  (c) Existing Obligations.--Subsection (a) does not affect the 
ability of the Secretary to carry out responsibilities with 
regard to loans, grants, or other obligations made or in 
existence before an applicable effective date under subsection 
(b).
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    59. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kuster of New 
          Hampshire or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 200, line 2, strike ``5 percent'' and insert ``7.5 
percent''.
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     60. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Thompson of 
         Mississippi or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 238, after line 13, insert the following:
                  ``(D) The healthy forests reserve program 
                established under section 501 of the Healthy 
                Forests Restoration Act of 2003 (16 U.S.C. 
                6571).
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     61. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Thompson of 
         Pennsylvania or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 256, after line 17, insert the following:

SEC. 2507. CHESAPEAKE BAY TMDL.

  In each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018, the Secretary, 
acting through the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service, shall provide data to, and consult with, the 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency with 
regard to water quality and nutrient management relating to 
ongoing modeling for the Chesapeake Bay watershed, including 
the establishment of total maximum daily loads under the 
Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.) 
for such watershed.
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 62. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Pearce of New Mexico 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle G of title II, insert the following 
new section:

SEC. 2609. LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN CONSERVATION REPORT.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the House 
Committee on Agriculture and the Senate Committee on 
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry a report containing the 
results of a review and analysis of each of the programs 
administered by the Secretary that pertain to the conservation 
of the lesser prairie-chicken, including the conservation 
reserve program, the environmental quality incentives program, 
the wildlife habitat incentive program, and the Lesser Prairie-
Chicken Initiative.
  (b) Contents.--The Secretary shall include in the report 
required by this section, at a minimum--
          (1) with respect to each program described in 
        subsection (a) as it relates to the conservation of the 
        lesser prairie-chicken, findings regarding--
                  (A) the cost of the program to the Federal 
                Government, impacted State governments, and the 
                private sector;
                  (B) the conservation effectiveness of the 
                program; and
                  (C) the cost-effectiveness of the program; 
                and
          (2) a ranking of the programs described in subsection 
        (a) based on their relative cost-effectiveness.
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63. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cramer of North Dakota 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 265, after line 22, insert the following:

SEC. 2609. WETLANDS MITIGATION.

  Section 1222 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 
3822) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (f)--
                  (A) in paragraph (2)(D), by striking ``unless 
                more acreage is needed to provide equivalent 
                functions and values that will be lost as a 
                result of the wetland conversion to be 
                mitigated''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (2)(E)--
                          (i) by inserting ``not'' before 
                        ``greater than''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``if more acreage is 
                        needed to provide equivalent functions 
                        and values that will be lost as a 
                        result of the wetland conversion that 
                        is mitigated''; and
          (2) by striking subsection (g).
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      64. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Keating of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 290, after line 9, insert the following new subsection:

  (c) U.S. Atlantic Spiny Dogfish Study.--Not later than 90 
days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
shall conduct an economic study on the existing market in the 
United States for U.S. Atlantic Spiny Dogfish.
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 65. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Reed of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 4015 and insert the following:

SEC. 4015. DATA EXCHANGE STANDARDIZATION FOR IMPROVED INTEROPERABILITY.

  (a) Data Exchange Standardization.--Section 11 of the Food 
and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2020) is amended by adding 
at the end the following:
  ``(v) Data Exchange Standards for Improved 
Interoperability.--
          ``(1) Designation--The Secretary shall, in 
        consultation with an interagency work group established 
        by the Office of Management and Budget, and considering 
        State government perspectives, designate data exchange 
        standards to govern, under this part--
                  ``(A) necessary categories of information 
                that State agencies operating such programs are 
                required under applicable law to electronically 
                exchange with another State agency; and
                  ``(B) Federal reporting and data exchange 
                required under applicable law.
          ``(2) Requirements--The data exchange standards 
        required by paragraph (1) shall, to the extent 
        practicable--
                  ``(A) incorporate a widely accepted, non-
                proprietary, searchable, computer-readable 
                format, such as the eXtensible Markup Language;
                  ``(B) contain interoperable standards 
                developed and maintained by intergovernmental 
                partnerships, such as the National Information 
                Exchange Model;
                  ``(C) incorporate interoperable standards 
                developed and maintained by Federal entities 
                with authority over contracting and financial 
                assistance;
                  ``(D) be consistent with and implement 
                applicable accounting principles;
                  ``(E) be implemented in a manner that is 
                cost-effective and improves program efficiency 
                and effectiveness; and
                  ``(F) be capable of being continually 
                upgraded as necessary.
          ``(3) Rules of construction.--Nothing in this 
        subsection shall be construed to require a change to 
        existing data exchange standards for Federal reporting 
        found to be effective and efficient.''.
  (b) Effective Date--The Secretary shall issue a proposed rule 
within 24 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. 
The rule shall identify federally-required data exchanges, 
include specification and timing of exchanges to be 
standardized, and address the factors used in determining 
whether and when to standardize data exchanges. It should also 
specify state implementation options and describe future 
milestones.
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66. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Young of Alaska or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. SERVICE OF TRADITIONAL FOODS IN PUBLIC FACILITIES.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Food service program.--The term ``food service 
        program'' includes--
                  (A) food service at a residential child care 
                facility with a license from an appropriate 
                State agency;
                  (B) a child nutrition program (as defined in 
                section 25(b) of the Richard B. Russell 
                National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769f 
                (b));
                  (C) food service at a hospital or clinic or 
                long term care facility; and
                  (D) a senior meal program.
          (2) Indian; indian tribe; indian tribal 
        organization.--The terms ``Indian''; ``Indian tribe''; 
        and ``Indian Tribal Organization'' have the meanings 
        given those terms in section 4 of the Indian Self-
        Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
        450b).
          (3) Traditional food.--
                  (A) In general.--The term ``traditional 
                food'' means food that has traditionally been 
                prepared and consumed by an Indian tribe.
                  (B) Inclusions.--The term ``traditional 
                food'' includes--
                          (i) wild game meat;
                          (ii) fish;
                          (iii) seafood;
                          (iv) marine mammals;
                          (iv) plants; and
                          (v) berries.
  (b) Program.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Secretary shall allow the donation to and serving of 
traditional food through a food service program at a public 
facility, nonprofit facility, including facilities operated by 
an Indian tribe or tribal organization that primarily serves 
Indians if the operator of the food service program--
          (1) ensures that the food is received whole, gutted, 
        gilled, as quarters, or as a roast, without further 
        processing;
          (2) makes a reasonable determination that--
                  (A) the animal was not diseased;
                  (B) the food was butchered, dressed, 
                transported, and stored to prevent 
                contamination, undesirable microbial growth, or 
                deterioration; and
                  (C) the food will not cause a significant 
                health hazard or potential for human illness;
          (3) carries out any further preparation or processing 
        of the food at a different time or in a different space 
        from the preparation or processing of other food for 
        the applicable program to prevent cross-contamination;
          (4) cleans and sanitizes food-contact surfaces of 
        equipment and utensils after processing the traditional 
        food; and
          (5) labels donated traditional food with the name of 
        the food and stores the traditional food separately 
        from other food for the applicable program, including 
        through storage in a separate freezer or refrigerator 
        or in a separate compartment or shelf in the freezer or 
        refrigerator.
  (c) Liability.--Liability for damages from donated 
traditional food and products to the participating food service 
program shall not be subject to civil or criminal liability 
arising from the nature, age, packaging, or condition of 
donated food.
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  67. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Negrete McLeod of 
          California or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR INDIAN TRIBES.

  Section 4 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
2013) is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(d) Feasibility Study for Indian Tribes.--
          ``(1) Study.--The Secretary shall conduct a study to 
        determine the feasibility of a tribal demonstration 
        project for tribes to administer all Federal food 
        assistance programs, services, functions, and 
        activities (or portions thereof) of the agency.
          ``(2) Considerations.--In conducting the study, the 
        Secretary shall consider--
                  ``(A) the probable effects on specific 
                programs and program beneficiaries of such a 
                demonstration project;
                  ``(B) statutory, regulatory, or other 
                impediments to implementation of such a 
                demonstration project;
                  ``(C) strategies for implementing such a 
                demonstration project;
                  ``(D) probable costs or savings associated 
                with such a demonstration project;
                  ``(E) methods to assure quality and 
                accountability in such a demonstration project; 
                and
                  ``(F) such other issues that may be 
                determined by the Secretary or developed 
                through consultation with pursuant to paragraph 
                (4).
          ``(3) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the 
        effective date of this subsection, the Secretary shall 
        submit a report to the Committee on Agriculture, 
        Nutrition and Forestry of the Senate and the Committee 
        on Agriculture of the House of Representatives. The 
        report shall contain--
                  ``(A) the results of the study under this 
                subsection;
                  ``(B) a list of programs, services, 
                functions, and activities (or portions thereof) 
                within each agency with respect to which it 
                would be feasible to include in a tribal 
                demonstration project;
                  ``(C) a list of programs, services, 
                functions, and activities (or portions thereof) 
                included in the list provided pursuant to 
                subparagraph (B) that could be included in a 
                tribal demonstration project without amending a 
                statute, or waiving regulations that the 
                Secretary may not waiver; and
                  ``(D) a list of legislative actions required 
                in order to include those programs, services, 
                function, and activities (or portions thereof) 
                included in the list provided pursuant to 
                subparagraph (B) but not included in the list 
                provided pursuant to subparagraph (C), in a 
                tribal demonstration project.
          ``(4) Consultation with indian tribes.--The Secretary 
        shall consult with Indian tribes to determine a 
        protocol for consultation under paragraph (1) prior to 
        consultation under such paragraph with the other 
        entities described in such paragraph. The protocol 
        shall require, at a minimum, that--
                  ``(A) the government-to-government 
                relationship with Indian tribes forms the basis 
                for the consultation process;
                  ``(B) the Indian tribes and the Secretary 
                jointly conduct the consultations required by 
                this subsection; and
                  ``(C) the consultation process allows for 
                separate and direct recommendations from the 
                Indian tribes and other entities described in 
                paragraph (1).
          ``(5) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
        authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be 
        necessary to carry out this subsection. Such sums shall 
        remain available until expended.''.
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68. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Duckworth of Illinois 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 366, after line 20, insert the following:

SEC. 4208. STUDY ON FUNDING FOR EMERGENCY FEEDING ORGANIZATIONS.

  (a) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriations for such purpose, the Secretary shall conduct a 
study of the impact on emergency feeding organizations of cuts 
made to the supplemental nutrition assistance program pursuant 
to this Act and the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 
(Public Law 111-296).
  (b) Matters to Be Assessed.--In carrying out the study under 
subsection (a), the Secretary shall assess the following:
          (1) In the month preceding the implementation of the 
        cuts described in subsection (a)--
                  (A) a baseline of the number of clients 
                served by emergency feeding organizations;
                  (B) a baseline of the frequency that clients 
                visit an emergency feeding organization during 
                the month; and
                  (C) a baseline of the amount of food 
                distributed by emergency feeding organizations 
                during the month.
          (2) Two months and four months following the 
        implementation of such cuts (or at such other times the 
        Secretary determines appropriate to best measure the 
        impact of such cuts)--
                  (A) the change in the number of clients 
                seeking food assistance from emergency feeding 
                organizations;
                  (B) the change in the frequency that clients 
                seek food assistance from emergency feeding 
                organizations;
                  (C) the adequacy of supply of donated food to 
                emergency feeding organizations to meet demand 
                for food assistance; and
                  (D) the total number of clients served and 
                number of clients turned away or reductions in 
                the amount of food distributed to clients by 
                emergency feeding organizations because of the 
                lack of resources to meet the need for food 
                assistance.
  (c) Report.--Not later than September 30, 2014, the Secretary 
shall submit to Congress a report describing--
          (1) the impact of cuts described in subsection (a) on 
        demand at emergency feeding organizations; and
          (2) the ability of emergency feeding organizations to 
        meet changes in need resulting from such cuts.
  (d) Emergency Feeding Organization Defined.--In this section, 
the term ``emergency feeding organization'' has the meaning 
given the term in section 201A of the Emergency Food Assistance 
Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 7501).
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69. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crowley of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title IV, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 4208. PURCHASE OF HALAL AND KOSHER FOOD FOR EMERGENCY FOOD 
                    ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

  Section 202 of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 (7 
U.S.C. 7502) is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(h) Kosher and Halal Food.--As soon as practicable after 
the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall 
finalize and implement a plan--
          ``(1) to increase the purchase of Kosher and Halal 
        food from food manufacturers with a Kosher or Halal 
        certification to carry out the program established 
        under this Act if the Kosher and Halal food purchased 
        is cost neutral as compared to food that is not from 
        food manufacturers with a Kosher or Halal 
        certification; and
          ``(2) to modify the labeling of the commodities list 
        used to carry out the program in a manner that enables 
        Kosher and Halal food bank operators to identify which 
        commodities to obtain from local food banks.''.
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 70. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Huizenga of Michigan 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4208. REVIEW OF SOLE-SOURCE CONTRACTS IN FEDERAL NUTRITION 
                    PROGRAMS.

   The Secretary shall conduct an evaluation of sole-source 
contracts in Federal nutrition programs, and the effect such 
contracts have on program participation, program goals, 
nonprogram consumers, retailers, and free market dynamics. Not 
later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
the Secretary shall report the findings of this review to the 
Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the 
Senate.
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71. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gardner of Colorado or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 393, after line 22, insert the following:

SEC. ___. RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY.

  Section 18(c) of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 
U.S.C. 918(c)) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``Rural 
        Electrification Administration'' each place it appears 
        and inserting ``Rural Utilities Service''; and
          (2) in paragraph (4)--
                  (A) in the paragraph heading, by inserting 
                ``cooperative'' before ``agreements''; and
                  (B) by inserting after the 1st sentence the 
                folllowing: ``A contract funded by a borrower 
                that is to be paid for out of the general funds 
                of the borrower is not a public contract within 
                the meaning of title 41, United States Code''.
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72. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Ruiz of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 401, after line 4, insert the following:

SEC. ___. TELEMEDICINE AND DISTANCE LEARNING SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS.

  Section 2333(d) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and 
Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 950aaa-2(d)) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (12); 
        and
          (2) by redesignating paragraph (13) as paragraph (14) 
        and inserting after paragraph (12) the following:
          ``(13) whether the applicant for assistance is 
        located in a designated health professional shortage 
        area (within the meaning of section 332 of the Public 
        Health Service Act)''.
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 73. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Michaud of Maine or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 401, after line 4, insert the following:

SEC. ___. REGIONAL ECONOMIC AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT.

  Section 15751 of title 40, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a), by striking ``2012'' and 
        inserting ``2018''; and
          (2) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) by striking ``Not more than'' and 
                inserting the following:
          ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph 
        (2), not more than''; and
                  (B) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(2) Limited funding.--In a case in which less than 
        $10,000,000 is made available to a Commission for a 
        fiscal year under this section, paragraph (1) shall not 
        apply.''.
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74. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Turner of Ohio or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title VII (page 430, after line 
18), add the following:

SEC. 7129. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING EXPANSION OF THE LAND GRANT 
                    PROGRAM TO INCLUDE ENHANCED FUNDING AND ADDITIONAL 
                    INSTITUTIONS.

  It is the sense of the Congress that--
          (1) institutions of higher education designated under 
        the Act of August 30, 1890 (commonly known, and 
        referred to in this section, as the ``Second Morrill 
        Act''; 7 U.S.C. 321 et seq.) have played an integral 
        role in the education and advancement of agriculture 
        and mechanic arts for over a century;
          (2) in addition to those institutions, a number of 
        colleges and universities have fulfilled similar and 
        parallel missions in successfully training and 
        graduating generations of students who have gone on to 
        be leaders in their field;
          (3) the colleges and universities, both with and 
        without designation under the Second Morrill Act, 
        fulfill a vital role to the future of industry, 
        opportunities for increased job creation, and the 
        strength of American agriculture;
          (4) Congress must ensure that the United States' 
        higher education framework and policies meet the needs 
        of young Americans, and that students from across the 
        country are able to choose from a variety of 
        institutions and programs that will equip them with the 
        skills and training necessary to achieve their 
        individual goals; and
          (5) as Congress and the agricultural community 
        generally consider policies and approaches to improve 
        research, extension, and education in the agricultural 
        sciences, expansion of the land grant program under the 
        Second Morrill Act to include enhanced funding and 
        additional institutions should be considered.
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 75. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gabbard of Hawaii or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 433, line 17, strike ```subsections (e) and (f)''' and 
insert ```subsections (e), (f), and (g)'''.
  Page 433, line 20, strike ```subsections (e) and (f)''' and 
insert ```subsections (e), (f), and (g)'''.
  Page 433, line 23, strike ``subsections (e), (f), and (g)'' 
and insert ``subsections (e), (f), and (h)''.
  Page 434, line 10, strike ``and'' at the end.
  Page 434, after line 10, insert the following new paragraph:
          (6) by inserting after subsection (f) (as 
        redesignated by paragraph (4)) the following new 
        subsection:
  ``(g) Coffee Plant Health Initiative.--
          ``(1) Establishment.--The Secretary shall establish a 
        coffee plant health initiative to address the critical 
        needs of the coffee industry by--
                  ``(A) developing and disseminating science-
                based tools and treatments to combat the coffee 
                berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei); and
                  ``(B) establishing an area-wide integrated 
                pest management program in areas affected by or 
                areas at risk of being affected by the coffee 
                berry borer.
          ``(2) Eligible entities.--The Secretary may carry out 
        the coffee plant health initiative through--
                  ``(A) Federal agencies, including the 
                Agricultural Research Service and the National 
                Institute of Food and Agriculture;
                  ``(B) National Laboratories;
                  ``(C) institutions of higher education;
                  ``(D) research institutions or organizations;
                  ``(E) private organizations or corporations;
                  ``(F) State agricultural experiment stations;
                  ``(G) individuals; or
                  ``(H) groups consisting of 2 or more entities 
                or individuals described in subparagraphs (A) 
                through (G).
          ``(3) Project grants and cooperative agreements.--In 
        carrying out this subsection, the Secretary shall--
                  ``(A) enter into cooperative agreements with 
                eligible entities, as appropriate; and
                  ``(B) award grants on a competitive basis.
          ``(4) Authorization of appropriations.--There is 
        authorized to be appropriated to carry out this 
        subsection $2,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2014 
        through 2018.''; and
  Page 434, line 11, strike ``(6) in subsection (g)'' and 
insert ``(7) in subsection (h)''.
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   76. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Faleomavaega of 
        American Samoa or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 460, line 1, insert ``AMERICAN SAMOA, FEDERATED STATES 
OF MICRONESIA, AND'' before ``NORTHERN MARIANA''.
  Page 460, line 7, insert ``American Samoa, the Federated 
States of Micronesia,'' before ``and the Commonwealth''.
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77. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Slaughter of New York 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 7514 and insert the following new section:

SEC. 7514. RESEARCH AND EDUCATION GRANTS FOR THE STUDY OF ANTIBIOTIC-
                    RESISTANT BACTERIA.

  Section 7521(c) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
2008 (7 U.S.C. 3202(c)) is amended by striking ``2012'' and 
inserting ``2018''.
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 78. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gosar of Arizona or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 481, line 17, strike the closing quotation marks and the 
second period.
  Page 481, after line 17, insert the following:
          ``(7) Fire liability provisions.--Not later than 90 
        days after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the 
        Chief and the Director shall issue for use in all 
        contracts and agreements under this section fire 
        liability provisions that are in substantially the same 
        form as the fire liability provisions contained in--
                  ``(A) integrated resource timber contracts, 
                as described in the Forest Service contract 
                numbered 2400-13, part H, section H.4; and
                  ``(B) timber sale contracts conducted 
                pursuant to section 14 of the National Forest 
                Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 472a).''.
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79. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cotton of Arkansas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 486, lines 15 and 19, insert ``, management,'' after 
``restoration''.
  Page 486, line 22, strike ``trees'' and insert ``forests''.
  Page 486, line 24, strike ``and'' and insert the following:
                  (C) activities involving commercial 
                harvesting or other mechanical vegetative 
                treatments; or

  Page 487, line 1, strike ``(C)'' and insert ``(D)''.
  Page 487, lines 8, 13, and 24 insert ``, management,'' after 
``restoration''.
  Page 488, line 4, insert ``, management,'' after 
``restoration''.
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80. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Tipton of Colorado or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle E of title VIII, add the following:

SEC. 8408. FOREST SERVICE LARGE AIRTANKER AND AERIAL ASSET FIREFIGHTING 
                    RECAPITALIZATION PILOT PROGRAM.

  (a) In General.--Subject to the availability of 
appropriations, the Secretary, acting through the Chief of the 
Forest Service, may establish a large airtanker and aerial 
asset lease program in accordance with this section.
  (b) Aircraft Requirements.--In carrying out the program 
described in subsection (a), the Secretary may enter into a 
multiyear lease contract for up to five aircraft that meet the 
criteria--
          (1) described in the Forest Service document entitled 
        ``Large Airtanker Modernization Strategy'' and dated 
        February 10, 2012, for large airtankers; and
          (2) determined by the Secretary, for other aerial 
        assets.
  (c) Lease Terms.--The term of any individual lease agreement 
into which the Secretary enters under this section shall be--
          (1) up to five years, inclusive of any options to 
        renew or extend the initial lease term; and
          (2) in accordance with section 3903 of title 41, 
        United States Code.
  (d) Prohibition.--No lease entered into under this section 
shall provide for the purchase of the aircraft by, or the 
transfer of ownership to, the Forest Service.
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 81. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Griffith of Virginia 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VIII, add the following new section:

SEC. 8408. LAND CONVEYANCE, JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST IN WISE COUNTY, 
                    VIRGINIA.

  (a) Conveyance Required.--Upon payment by the Association of 
the consideration under subsection (b) and the costs under 
subsection (d), the Secretary shall, subject to valid existing 
rights, convey to the Association all right, title, and 
interest of the United States in and to a parcel of National 
Forest System land in the Jefferson National Forest in Wise 
County, Virginia, consisting of approximately 0.70 acres and 
containing the Mullins and Sturgill Cemetery and an easement to 
provide access to the parcel, as generally depicted on the map.
  (b) Consideration.--
          (1) Fair market value.--As consideration for the land 
        conveyed under subsection (a), the Association shall 
        pay to the Secretary cash in an amount equal to the 
        market value of the land, as determined by an appraisal 
        approved by the Secretary and conducted in conformity 
        with the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land 
        Acquisitions and section 206 of the Federal Land Policy 
        and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1716).
          (2) Deposit.--The consideration received by the 
        Secretary under paragraph (1) shall be deposited into 
        the general fund of the Treasury of the United States 
        for the purposes of deficit reduction.
  (c) Description of Property.--The exact acreage and legal 
description of the land to be conveyed under subsection (a) 
shall be determined by a survey satisfactory to the Secretary.
  (d) Costs.--The Association shall pay to the Secretary at 
closing the reasonable costs of the survey, the appraisal, and 
any administrative and environmental analyses required by law.
  (e) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Association.--The term ``Association'' means the 
        Mullins and Sturgill Cemetery Association of Pound, 
        Virginia.
          (2) Map.--The term ``map'' means the map titled 
        ``Mullins and Sturgill Cemetery'' dated March 1, 2013.
          (3) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the 
        Secretary of Agriculture.
  (f) Additional Terms and Conditions.-- The Secretary may 
require such additional terms and conditions in connection with 
the conveyance under subsection (a) as the Secretary considers 
appropriate to protect the interests of the United States.
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   82. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meadows of North 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VIII, add the following new section:

SEC. 8408. CATEGORICAL EXCLUSION FOR FOREST PROJECTS IN RESPOSE TO 
                    EMERGENCIES.

  In the case of National Forest System land damaged by a 
natural disaster regarding which the President declares a 
disaster or emergency pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et 
seq.), any forest project carried out to clean up or restore 
the damaged National Forest System land during the two-year 
period beginning on the date of the declaration shall be 
categorically excluded from the requirements relating to 
environmental assessments or environmental impact statements 
under section 1508.4 of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations.
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 83. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Loebsack of Iowa or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 502, strike lines 20 through 24.
  Page 503, line 1, redesignate paragraph (2) as subsection (a) 
and conform the margins accordingly.
  Page 503, line 5, redesignate subparagraph (A) as paragraph 
(1) and conform the margins accordingly.
  Page 503, beginning on line 5, strike ``paragraph (2) as 
paragraph (3)'' and insert ``paragraphs (2) and (3) as 
paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively''.
  Page 503, line 7, redesignate subparagraph (B) as paragraph 
(2) and conform the margins accordingly.
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 84. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Grimm of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title IX, add the following new section:

SEC. __. ENERGY EFFICIENCY REPORT FOR USDA FACILITIES.

  (a) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall 
submit to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, 
and Forestry of the Senate a report on energy use and energy 
efficiency projects at Department of Agriculture facilities.
  (b) Contents.--The report required by subsection (a) shall 
include the following:
          (1) An analysis of energy use by Department of 
        Agriculture facilities.
          (2) A list of energy audits that have been conducted 
        at such facilities.
          (3) A list of energy efficiency projects that have 
        been conducted at such facilities.
          (4) A list of energy savings projects that could be 
        achieved with enacting a consistent, timely, and proper 
        mechanical insulation maintenance program and upgrading 
        mechanical insulation at such facilities.
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85. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cardenas of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 527, strike lines 20 through 23 and insert the 
following:

SEC. 10006. FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION INITIATIVES.

  Section 10105 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
2008 (7 U.S.C. 7655) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)--
                  (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                inserting ``, including farm workers'' after 
                ``industry'';
                  (B) in paragraph (2), by striking the period 
                at the end and inserting ``; and''; and
                  (C) by adding at the end the following new 
                paragraph:
          ``(3) practices that prevent bacterial contamination 
        of food, how to identify sources of food contamination, 
        and other means of decreasing food contamination.''; 
        and
          (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``2012'' and 
        inserting ``2018''.
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 86. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Scott of Georgia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  After section 10007, insert the following new section (and 
redesignate succeeding sections and conform the table of 
contents accordingly):

SEC. 10008. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE CONSULTATION REGARDING 
                    ENFORCEMENT OF CERTAIN LABOR LAW PROVISIONS.

  Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary of Agriculture shall consult with the 
Secretary of Labor regarding the restraining of shipments of 
agricultural commodities, or the confiscation of such 
commodities, by the Department of Labor for actual or suspected 
labor law violations in order to consider--
          (1) the perishable nature of such commodities;
          (2) the impact of such restraining or confiscation on 
        the economic viability of farming operations; and
          (3) the competitiveness of specialty crops through 
        grants awarded to States under section 101 of the 
        Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004 (7 U.S.C. 
        1621 note).
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87. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kaptur of Ohio or Her 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 545, after line 9, insert the following:

SEC. 10018. ANNUAL REPORT ON INVASIVE SPECIES.

  (a) Initial Report.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall 
        submit to Congress a report on invasive species.
          (2) Matters included.--The report under paragraph (1) 
        shall include the following:
                  (A) A list of each invasive species that is 
                in the United States as of the date of the 
                report.
                  (B) For each invasive species listed under 
                subparagraph (A)--
                          (i) the country that the species 
                        originated;
                          (ii) the means in which the species 
                        entered the United States;
                          (iii) the year in which the species 
                        entered the United States;
                          (iv) the rate by which the entry of 
                        the species is increasing or 
                        decreasing;
                          (v) cost estimates, covering both the 
                        date of the report and future periods, 
                        of the cost of such species to the 
                        public and private sectors;
                          (vi) if cost estimates cannot be 
                        conducted under clause (iv), a detailed 
                        explanation of why;
                          (vii) environmental impact estimates, 
                        covering both the date of the report 
                        and future periods, of the 
                        environmental impact of the species;
                          (viii) if environmental impact 
                        estimates cannot be conducted under 
                        clause (iv), a detailed explanation of 
                        why;
                          (ix) recommendations as to what steps 
                        are needed to combat the species;
                          (x) a description of the ongoing 
                        research occurring to combat the 
                        species; and
                          (xi) a description of any legal 
                        recourse available to people affected 
                        by the species.
                  (C) Any other matter the Secretary determines 
                appropriate.
          (3) Period covered.--The report under paragraph (1) 
        shall cover the period beginning in 1980 and ending on 
        the date on which the report is submitted.
  (b) Annual Updated Reports.--Not later than October 1 of each 
fiscal year beginning after the date on which the report under 
paragraph (1) of subsection (a) is submitted, the Secretary 
shall submit annually to Congress an updated report, including 
an update to each of the matters described in paragraph (2) of 
such subsection.
  (c) Public Availability.--The Secretary shall make each 
report under this section available to the public.
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88. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Foxx of North Carolina 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In section 11001, insert ``(a) In General.--'' before 
``Section 502(c)'' and add at the end the following new 
subsection:
  (b) Disclosure of Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies Made on 
Behalf of Members of Congress and Certain Other Individuals and 
Entities.--Section 502(c)(2) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act 
(7 U.S.C. 1502(c)(2)) is amended--
          (1) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) and (B) as 
        subparagraphs (D) and (E) respectively; and
          (2) by inserting before subparagraph (C) (as so 
        redesignated) the following:
                  ``(A) Disclosure in the public interest.--
                Notwithstanding paragraph (1) or any other 
                provision of law, except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), the Secretary shall on an 
                annual basis make available to the public--
                          ``(i)(I) the name of each individual 
                        or entity specified in subparagraph (C) 
                        who obtained a federally subsidized 
                        crop insurance, livestock, or forage 
                        policy or plan of insurance during the 
                        previous fiscal year;
                          ``(II) the amount of premium subsidy 
                        received by that individual or entity 
                        from the Corporation; and
                          ``(III) the amount of any Federal 
                        portion of indemnities paid in the 
                        event of a loss during that fiscal year 
                        for each policy associated with that 
                        individual or entity; and
                          ``(ii) for each private insurance 
                        provider, by name--
                                  ``(I) the underwriting gains 
                                earned through participation in 
                                the federally subsidized crop 
                                insurance program; and
                                  ``(II) the amount paid under 
                                this subtitle for--
                                          ``(aa) administrative 
                                        and operating expenses;
                                          ``(bb) any Federal 
                                        portion of indemnities 
                                        and reinsurance; and
                                          ``(cc) any other 
                                        purpose.
                  ``(B) Limitation.--The Secretary shall not 
                disclose information pertaining to individuals 
                and entities covered by a catastrophic risk 
                protection plan offered under section 508(b).
                  ``(C) Covered individuals and entities.--
                Subparagraph (A) applies with respect to the 
                following:
                          ``(i) Members of Congress and their 
                        immediate families.
                          ``(ii) Cabinet Secretaries and their 
                        immediate families.
                          ``(iii) Entities of which any 
                        individual described in clause (i) or 
                        (ii), or combination of such 
                        individuals, is a majority 
                        shareholder.''.
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89. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schock of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 578, line 20, insert ``pennycress,'' after ``alfalfa,''.
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 90. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Barr of Kentucky or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 590, after line 15, insert the following:

SEC. 11025. ADVANCE PUBLIC NOTICE OF CROP INSURANCE POLICY AND PLAN 
                    CHANGES.

  Section 505(e) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 
1505(e)) is amended--
          (1) by redesignating paragraphs (5) and (6) as 
        paragraphs (6) and (7); respectively; and
          (2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following 
        new paragraph (5):
          ``(5) Advance notice of modification before 
        implementation.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Any modification to be 
                made in the terms or conditions of any policy 
                or plan of insurance offered under this 
                subtitle shall not take effect for a crop year 
                unless the Secretary publishes the modification 
                in the Federal Register and on the website of 
                the Corporation and provides for a subsequent 
                period of public comment--
                          ``(i) with respect to fall-planted 
                        crops, not later than 60 days before 
                        June 30 during the preceding crop year; 
                        and
                          ``(ii) with respect to spring-planted 
                        crops, not later than 60 days before 
                        November 30 during the preceding crop 
                        year.
                  ``(B) Waiver.--The Secretary may waive the 
                application of subparagraph (A) in an emergency 
                situation declared by the Secretary upon notice 
                to Congress of the nature of the emergency and 
                the need for immediate implementation of the 
                policy or plan modification referred to in such 
                subparagraph.''.
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 91. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Takano of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title XII, add the following new 
section:

SEC. __. ECONOMIC FRAUD IN WILD AND FARM-RAISED SEAFOOD.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture, acting 
through the Office of the Chief Economist, shall submit to 
Congress a report on the economic implications for consumers, 
fishermen, and aquaculturists of fraud and mislabeling in wild 
and farmed seafood.
  (b) Contents.--The report required under subsection (a) shall 
include, with respect to fraud and mislabeling in wild and 
farm-raised seafood, an analysis of the impact on consumers and 
producers in the Unites States of--
          (1) sales of imported seafood that is misrepresented 
        as domestic product;
          (2) country of origin labeling that allows seafood 
        harvested outside the United States to be labeled as a 
        product of the United States;
          (3) the lack of seafood product traceability through 
        the supply chain; and
          (4) the inadequate use of DNA testing and other 
        technology to address seafood safety and fraud, 
        including traceability.
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 92. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fudge of Ohio or Her 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 601, after line 18, insert the following new section:

SEC. 12204. RECEIPT FOR SERVICE OR DENIAL OF SERVICE FROM CERTAIN 
                    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCIES.

  Section 2501A(e) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and 
Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 2279-1(e)) is amended by striking 
``and, at the time of the request, also requests a receipt''.
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93. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Velazquez of New York 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 629, after line 4, insert the following:

SEC. ___. URBAN AGRICULTURE COORDINATION.

  The Secretary of Agriculture shall coordinate opportunities 
for urban agriculture, by--
          (1) compiling a list of all programs administered by 
        the Secretary or by the head of any other department, 
        agency, or instrumentality of the United States to 
        which urban farmers can apply for assistance or 
        participation;
          (2) examining and implementing opportunities to 
        adjust the regulations governing the programs to enable 
        urban farmers to participate in more of the programs;
          (3) developing a process for streamlining the process 
        by which urban farmers may apply for assistance from, 
        or for participation in, the programs, including 
        through the use of a single, harmonized application for 
        multiple programs; and
          (4) such other methods as the Secretary deems 
        appropriate.
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 94. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 629, after line 4, insert the following:

SEC. 12317. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON INCREASED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR 
                    BLACK FARMERS, WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND SMALL 
                    BUSINESSES.

  It is the sense of Congress that the Federal Government 
should increase the number of contracts the Federal Government 
awards to Black farmers, businesses owned and controlled by 
women, businesses owned and controlled by minorities, and small 
business concerns.
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95. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Ross of Florida or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 629, after line 4, insert the following:

SEC. 12317. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING AGRICULTURE SECURITY PROGRAMS.

  It is the sense of Congress that--
          (1) agricultural nutrients and other agricultural 
        chemicals are essential to ensuring the most efficient 
        production of food, fuel, and fiber;
          (2) these products must be properly stored, handled, 
        transported, and used to ensure that they are not 
        misused or cause harm either accidentally or 
        intentionally;
          (3) the Department of Agriculture is the Federal 
        agency with the staffing and technical expertise to 
        understand the important role these products play in 
        agriculture;
          (4) other Federal departments and agencies have been 
        given lead responsibility to develop and implement 
        security programs affecting the availability, storage, 
        transportation, and use of a variety of chemicals and 
        products used in agriculture;
          (5) it is critical that the Department of Agriculture 
        participate fully in the development of any such 
        security programs to ensure that they do not 
        unnecessarily restrict the availability of the most 
        efficient and beneficial products needed to sustain 
        American agriculture;
          (6) the Secretary of Agriculture should review 
        staffing at the Department to ensure that the agency 
        has senior employees within the Department at the 
        Senior Executive Service level or higher, who have 
        responsibility for coordinating with other Federal, 
        State, and international agencies in the development of 
        regulations, guidance, and procedures for the secure 
        handling of agricultural chemicals; and
          (7) that such employees shall--
                  (A) work with manufacturers, retailers, and 
                the general farm community to review existing 
                and proposed Federal, State, and international 
                agricultural chemical security regulations;
                  (B) coordinate with manufacturers, retailers, 
                transporters, and farmers to evaluate how 
                existing and proposed security regulations, 
                including systems to track the sale, 
                transportation, delivery, and use of 
                agricultural products, can be designed to 
                minimize any adverse impact on agricultural 
                productivity;
                  (C) evaluate how existing and proposed 
                security regulations will affect the ability of 
                agricultural producers to have timely access to 
                nutrients, chemicals, and other products that 
                are affordable and best suited to the 
                producers' operations;
                  (D) develop recommendations on best 
                practices, policies, and regulatory mechanisms 
                relating to existing and proposed security 
                programs to ensure that there is minimal 
                adverse impact on agricultural productivity; 
                and
                  (E) engage with Federal agencies with 
                responsibility for establishing security 
                programs to ensure that they have the 
                information needed to develop procedures for 
                effective security administration and 
                enforcement that minimize any adverse impact on 
                domestic or international agricultural 
                productivity.
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 96. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Conaway of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title XII, add the following:

SEC. 12317. REPORT ON WATER SHARING.

  Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of 
this Act and annually thereafter, the Secretary of State shall 
submit to Congress a report on--
          (1) efforts by Mexico to meet its treaty deliveries 
        of water to the Rio Grande in accordance with the 
        Treaty between the United States and Mexico Respecting 
        Utilization of waters of the Colorado and Tijuana 
        Rivers and of the Rio Grande (done at Washington, 
        February 3, 1944); and
          (2) the benefits to the United States of the Interim 
        International Cooperative Measures in the Colorado 
        River Basin through 2017 and Extension of Minute 318 
        Cooperative Measures to Address the Continued Effects 
        of the April 2010 Earthquake in the Mexicali Valley, 
        Baja, California (done at Coronado, California, 
        November 20, 2012; commonly referred to as ``Minute No. 
        319'').
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97. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Flores of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title XII, add the following new section:

SEC. __. REPORT ON NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
          (1) Executive Order 13547, issued on July 19, 2010, 
        established the national policy for the Stewardship of 
        the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes and 
        requires--
                  (A) Federal implementation of ``ecosystem-
                based management'' to achieve a ``fundamental 
                shift'' in how the United States manages ocean, 
                coastal, and Great Lakes resources; and
                  (B) the establishment of nine new 
                governmental ``Regional Planning Bodies'' and 
                ``Coastal and Marine Spatial Plans'' in every 
                region of the United States.
          (2) Executive Order 13547 created a 54-member 
        National Ocean Council led by the White House Council 
        on Environmental Quality and Office of Science and 
        Technology Policy that includes 54 principal and 
        deputy-level representatives from Federal entities, 
        including the Department of Agriculture.
          (3) Executive Order 13547 requires National Ocean 
        Council members, including the Department of 
        Agriculture, to take action to implement the Policy and 
        participate in coastal and marine spatial planning to 
        the maximum extent possible.
          (4) The Final Recommendations of the Interagency 
        Ocean Policy Task Force that were adopted by Executive 
        Order 13547 state that ``effective'' implementation of 
        the National Ocean Policy will ``require clear and 
        easily understood requirements and regulations, where 
        appropriate, that include enforcement as a critical 
        component''.
          (5) Despite repeated Congressional requests, the 
        National Ocean Council, which is charged with 
        overseeing implementation of the policy, has still not 
        provided a complete accounting of Federal activities 
        under the policy and resources expended and allocated 
        in furtherance of implementation of the policy.
          (6) The continued economic and budgetary challenges 
        of the United States underscore the necessity for 
        sound, transparent, and practical Federal policies.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Inspector General of the Department 
of Agriculture shall submit to the Committee on Agriculture of 
the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate a report detailing--
          (1) all activities engaged in and resources expended 
        in furtherance of Executive Order 13547 since July 19, 
        2010; and
          (2) any budget requests for fiscal year 2014 for 
        support of implementation of Executive Order 13547.
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98. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Pitts of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 20 Minutes

  Strike subtitle C of title I (sugar) and insert the 
following:

                           Subtitle C--Sugar

SEC. 1301. SUGAR PROGRAM.

  (a) Sugarcane.--Section 156(a) of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7272(a)) is 
amended--
          (1) in paragraph (4), by striking ``and'' after the 
        semicolon at the end;
          (2) in paragraph (5), by striking the period at the 
        end and inserting ``; and''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(6) 18 cents per pound for raw cane sugar for each 
        of the 2014 through 2018 crop years.''.
  (b) Sugar Beets.--Section 156(b)(2) of the Federal 
Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 
7272(b)(2)) is amended by striking ``2012'' and inserting 
``2018''.
  (c) Effective Period.--Section 156(i) of the Federal 
Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 
7272(i)) is amended by striking ``2012'' and inserting 
``2018''.

SEC. 1302. FLEXIBLE MARKETING ALLOTMENTS FOR SUGAR.

  (a) In General.--Section 359b of the Agricultural Adjustment 
Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1359bb) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a)(1)--
                  (A) in the matter before subparagraph (A), by 
                striking ``2012'' and inserting ``2018''; and
                  (B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ``at 
                reasonable prices'' after ``stocks''; and
          (2) in subsection (b)(1)--
                  (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``but'' 
                after the semicolon at the end and inserting 
                ``and''; and
                  (B) by striking subparagraph (B) and 
                inserting the following:
                  ``(B) appropriate to maintain adequate 
                domestic supplies at reasonable prices, taking 
                into account all sources of domestic supply, 
                including imports.''.
  (b) Establishment of Flexible Marketing Allotments.--Section 
359c of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 
1359cc) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (b)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking 
                        ``but'' after the semicolon at the end 
                        and inserting ``and''; and
                          (ii) by striking subparagraph (B) and 
                        inserting the following:
                  ``(B) appropriate to maintain adequate 
                supplies at reasonable prices, taking into 
                account all sources of domestic supply, 
                including imports.''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (2)(B), by inserting ``at 
                reasonable prices'' after ``market''; and
          (2) in subsection (g)(1)--
                  (A) by striking ``Adjustments.--'' and all 
                that follows through ``Subject to subparagraph 
                (B), the'' and inserting ``Adjustments.--The''; 
                and
                  (B) by striking subparagraph (B).
  (c) Suspension or Modification of Provisions.--Section 359j 
of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1359jj) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(c) Suspension or Modification of Provisions.--
Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the Secretary 
may suspend or modify, in whole or in part, the application of 
any provision of this part if the Secretary determines that the 
action is appropriate, taking into account--
          ``(1) the interests of consumers, workers in the food 
        industry, businesses (including small businesses), and 
        agricultural producers; and
          ``(2) the relative competitiveness of domestically 
        produced and imported foods containing sugar.''.
  (d) Administration of Tariff Rate Quotas.--Section 359k of 
the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1359kk) is 
amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 359K. ADMINISTRATION OF TARIFF RATE QUOTAS.

  ``(a) Establishment.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, at the beginning of the quota year, the Secretary shall 
establish the tariff-rate quotas for raw cane sugar and refined 
sugar at no less than the minimum level necessary to comply 
with obligations under international trade agreements that have 
been approved by Congress.
  ``(b) Adjustment.--
          ``(1) In general.--Subject to subsection (a), the 
        Secretary shall adjust the tariff-rate quotas for raw 
        cane sugar and refined sugar to provide adequate 
        supplies of sugar at reasonable prices in the domestic 
        market.
          ``(2) Ending stocks.--Subject to paragraphs (1) and 
        (3), the Secretary shall establish and adjust tariff-
        rate quotas in such a manner that the ratio of sugar 
        stocks to total sugar use at the end of the quota year 
        will be approximately 15.5 percent.
          ``(3) Maintenance of reasonable prices and avoidance 
        of forfeitures.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Secretary may 
                establish a different target for the ratio of 
                ending stocks to total use if, in the judgment 
                of the Secretary, the different target is 
                necessary to prevent--
                          ``(i) unreasonably high prices; or
                          ``(ii) forfeitures of sugar pledged 
                        as collateral for a loan under section 
                        156 of the Federal Agriculture 
                        Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 
                        U.S.C. 7272).
                  ``(B) Announcement.--The Secretary shall 
                publicly announce any establishment of a target 
                under this paragraph.
          ``(4) Considerations.--In establishing tariff-rate 
        quotas under subsection (a) and making adjustments 
        under this subsection, the Secretary shall consider the 
        impact of the quotas on consumers, workers, businesses 
        (including small businesses), and agricultural 
        producers.
  ``(c) Temporary Transfer of Quotas.--
          ``(1) In general.--To promote full use of the tariff-
        rate quotas for raw cane sugar and refined sugar, 
        notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
        Secretary shall promulgate regulations that provide 
        that any country that has been allocated a share of the 
        quotas may temporarily transfer all or part of the 
        share to any other country that has also been allocated 
        a share of the quotas.
          ``(2) Transfers voluntary.--Any transfer under this 
        subsection shall be valid only on voluntary agreement 
        between the transferor and the transferee, consistent 
        with procedures established by the Secretary.
          ``(3) Transfers temporary.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Any transfer under this 
                subsection shall be valid only for the duration 
                of the quota year during which the transfer is 
                made.
                  ``(B) Following quota year.--No transfer 
                under this subsection shall affect the share of 
                the quota allocated to the transferor or 
                transferee for the following quota year.''.
  (e) Effective Period.--Section 359l(a) of the Agricultural 
Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1359ll(a)) is amended by 
striking ``2012'' and inserting ``2018''.

SEC. 1303. REPEAL OF FEEDSTOCK FLEXIBILITY PROGRAM FOR BIOENERGY 
                    PRODUCERS.

  (a) In General.--Section 9010 of the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8110) is repealed.
  (b) Conforming Amendments.--
          (1) Section 359a(3)(B) of the Agricultural Adjustment 
        Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1359aa(3)(B)) is amended--
                  (A) in clause (i), by inserting ``and'' after 
                the semicolon at the end;
                  (B) in clause (ii), by striking ``; and'' at 
                the end and inserting a period; and
                  (C) by striking clause (iii).
          (2) Section 359b(c)(2)(C) of the Agricultural 
        Adjustment Act of 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1359bb(c)(2)(C)) is 
        amended by striking ``, except for'' and all that 
        follows through `` of 2002''.
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99. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Goodlatte of Virginia 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 20 Minutes

  Strike part I of subtitle D (Dairy) of title I and insert the 
following new part:

            PART I--DAIRY PRODUCER MARGIN INSURANCE PROGRAM

SEC. 1401. DAIRY PRODUCER MARGIN INSURANCE PROGRAM.

  Subtitle E of title I of the Food, Conservation, and Energy 
Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8771 et seq.) is amended by adding at the 
end the following new section:

``SEC. 1511. DAIRY PRODUCER MARGIN INSURANCE PROGRAM.

  ``(a) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) Actual dairy producer margin.--The term `actual 
        dairy producer margin' means the difference between the 
        all-milk price and the average feed cost, as calculated 
        under subsection (b)(2).
          ``(2) All-milk price.--The term `all-milk price' 
        means the average price received, per hundredweight of 
        milk, by dairy producers for all milk sold to plants 
        and dealers in the United States, as reported by the 
        National Agricultural Statistics Service.
          ``(3) Average feed cost.--The term `average feed 
        cost' means the average cost of feed used by a dairy 
        operation to produce a hundredweight of milk, 
        determined under subsection (b)(1) using the sum of the 
        following:
                  ``(A) The product determined by multiplying--
                          ``(i) 1.0728; by
                          ``(ii) the price of corn per bushel.
                  ``(B) The product determined by multiplying--
                          ``(i) 0.00735; by
                          ``(ii) the price of soybean meal per 
                        ton.
                  ``(C) The product determined by multiplying--
                          ``(i) 0.0137; by
                          ``(ii) the price of alfalfa hay per 
                        ton.
          ``(4) Consecutive 2-month period.--The term 
        `consecutive 2-month period' refers to the 2-month 
        period consisting of the months of January and 
        February, March and April, May and June, July and 
        August, September and October, or November and 
        December, respectively.
          ``(5) Dairy producer.--The term `dairy producer' 
        means an individual or entity that directly or 
        indirectly (as determined by the Secretary)--
                  ``(A) shares in the risk of producing milk; 
                and
                  ``(B) makes contributions (including land, 
                labor, management, equipment, or capital) to 
                the dairy operation of the individual or entity 
                that are at least commensurate with the share 
                of the individual or entity of the proceeds of 
                the operation.
          ``(6) Margin insurance program.--The term `margin 
        insurance program' means the dairy producer margin 
        insurance program required by this section.
          ``(7) Participating dairy producer.--The term 
        `participating dairy producer' means a dairy producer 
        that registers under subsection (d)(2) to participate 
        in the margin insurance program.
          ``(8) Production history.--The term `production 
        history' means the quantity of annual milk marketings 
        determined for a dairy producer under subsection 
        (e)(1).
          ``(9) United states.--The term `United States', in a 
        geographical sense, means the 50 States.
  ``(b) Calculation of Average Feed Cost and Actual Dairy 
Producer Margins.--
          ``(1) Calculation of average feed cost.--The 
        Secretary shall calculate the national average feed 
        cost for each month using the following data:
                  ``(A) The price of corn for a month shall be 
                the price received during that month by 
                agricultural producers in the United States for 
                corn, as reported in the monthly Agriculture 
                Prices report by the Secretary.
                  ``(B) The price of soybean meal for a month 
                shall be the central Illinois price for soybean 
                meal, as reported in the Market News - Monthly 
                Soybean Meal Price Report by the Secretary.
                  ``(C) The price of alfalfa hay for a month 
                shall be the price received during that month 
                by agricultural producers in the United States 
                for alfalfa hay, as reported in the monthly 
                Agriculture Prices report by the Secretary.
          ``(2) Calculation of actual dairy producer margins.--
        The Secretary shall calculate the actual dairy producer 
        margin for each consecutive 2-month period by 
        subtracting--
                  ``(A) the average feed cost for that 
                consecutive 2-month period, determined in 
                accordance with paragraph (1); from
                  ``(B) the all-milk price for that consecutive 
                2-month period.
  ``(c) Establishment of Dairy Producer Margin Insurance 
Program.--The Secretary shall establish and administer a dairy 
producer margin insurance program for the purpose of protecting 
dairy producer income by paying participating dairy producers 
margin insurance payments when actual dairy producer margins 
are less than the threshold levels for the payments.
  ``(d) Eligibility and Registration of Dairy Producers for 
Margin Insurance Program.--
          ``(1) Eligibility.--All dairy producers in the United 
        States shall be eligible to participate in the margin 
        insurance program.
          ``(2) Registration process.--
                  ``(A) Registration.--
                          ``(i) Annual registration.--On an 
                        annual basis, the Secretary shall 
                        register all interested dairy producers 
                        in the margin insurance program.
                          ``(ii) Manner and form.--The 
                        Secretary shall specify the manner and 
                        form by which a dairy producer shall 
                        register for the margin insurance 
                        program.
                  ``(B) Treatment of multi-producer 
                operations.--If a dairy operation consists of 
                more than 1 dairy producer, all of the dairy 
                producers of the operation shall be treated as 
                a single dairy producer for purposes of--
                          ``(i) purchasing margin insurance; 
                        and
                          ``(ii) payment of producer premiums 
                        under subsection (f)(4).
                  ``(C) Treatment of producers with multiple 
                dairy operations.--If a dairy producer operates 
                2 or more dairy operations, each dairy 
                operation of the producer shall require a 
                separate registration to participate and 
                purchase margin insurance.
          ``(3) Time for registration.--
                  ``(A) Existing dairy producers.--During the 
                1-year period beginning on the date of 
                enactment of this section, and annually 
                thereafter, a dairy producer that is actively 
                engaged in a dairy operation as of that date 
                may register with the Secretary to participate 
                in the margin insurance program.
                  ``(B) New entrants.--A dairy producer that 
                has no existing interest in a dairy operation 
                as of the date of enactment of this section, 
                but that, after that date, establishes a new 
                dairy operation, may register with the 
                Secretary during the 180-day period beginning 
                on the date on which the dairy operation first 
                markets milk commercially to participate in the 
                margin insurance program.
          ``(4) Retroactivity.--
                  ``(A) Notice of availability of retroactive 
                protection.--Not later than 30 days after the 
                effective date of this section, the Secretary 
                shall publish a notice in the Federal Register 
                to inform dairy producers of the availability 
                of retroactive margin insurance, subject to the 
                condition that interested producers must file a 
                notice of intent (in such form and manner as 
                the Secretary specifies in the Federal Register 
                notice) to participate in the margin insurance 
                program.
                  ``(B) Retroactive margin insurance.--
                          ``(i) Availability.--If a dairy 
                        producer files a notice of intent under 
                        subparagraph (A) to participate in the 
                        margin insurance program before the 
                        initiation of the sign-up period for 
                        the margin insurance program and 
                        subsequently signs up for the margin 
                        insurance program, the producer shall 
                        receive margin insurance retroactive to 
                        the effective date of this section.
                          ``(ii) Duration.--Retroactive margin 
                        insurance under this paragraph for a 
                        dairy producer shall apply from the 
                        effective date of this section until 
                        the date on which the producer signs up 
                        for the margin insurance program.
                  ``(C) Notice of intent and obligation to 
                participate.--In no way does filing a notice of 
                intent under this paragraph obligate a dairy 
                producer to sign up for the margin insurance 
                program once the program rules are final, but 
                if a producer does file a notice of intent and 
                subsequently signs up for the margin insurance 
                program, that dairy producer is obligated to 
                pay premiums for any retroactive margin 
                insurance selected in the notice of intent.
          ``(5) Reconstitution.--The Secretary shall ensure 
        that a dairy producer does not reconstitute a dairy 
        operation for the sole purpose of purchasing margin 
        insurance.
  ``(e) Production History of Participating Dairy Producers.--
          ``(1) Determination of production history.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall 
                determine the production history of the dairy 
                operation of each participating dairy producer 
                in the margin insurance program.
                  ``(B) Calculation.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraphs (C) and (D), the production 
                history of a participating dairy producer shall 
                be equal to the highest annual milk marketings 
                of the dairy producer during any 1 of the 3 
                calendar years immediately preceding the 
                registration of the dairy producer for 
                participation in the margin insurance program.
                  ``(C) Updating production history.--So long 
                as participating producer remains registered, 
                the production history of the participating 
                producer shall be annually updated based on the 
                highest annual milk marketings of the dairy 
                producer during any one of the 3 immediately 
                preceding calendar years.
                  ``(D) New producers.--If a dairy producer has 
                been in operation for less than 1 year, the 
                Secretary shall determine the initial 
                production history of the dairy producer under 
                subparagraph (B) by extrapolating the actual 
                milk marketings for the months that the dairy 
                producer has been in operation to a yearly 
                amount.
          ``(2) Required information.--A participating dairy 
        producer shall provide all information that the 
        Secretary may require in order to establish the 
        production history of the dairy operation of the dairy 
        producer.
          ``(3) Transfer of production history.--
                  ``(A) Transfer by sale.--
                          ``(i) Request for transfer.--If an 
                        existing dairy producer sells an entire 
                        dairy operation to another party, the 
                        seller and purchaser may jointly 
                        request that the Secretary transfer to 
                        the purchaser the interest of the 
                        seller in the production history of the 
                        dairy operation.
                          ``(ii) Transfer.--If the Secretary 
                        determines that the seller has sold the 
                        entire dairy operation to the 
                        purchaser, the Secretary shall approve 
                        the transfer and, thereafter, the 
                        seller shall have no interest in the 
                        production history of the sold dairy 
                        operation.
                  ``(B) Transfer by lease.--
                          ``(i) Request for transfer.--If an 
                        existing dairy producer leases an 
                        entire dairy operation to another 
                        party, the lessor and lessee may 
                        jointly request that the Secretary 
                        transfer to the lessee for the duration 
                        of the term of the lease the interest 
                        of the lessor in the production history 
                        of the dairy operation.
                          ``(ii) Transfer.--If the Secretary 
                        determines that the lessor has leased 
                        the entire dairy operation to the 
                        lessee, the Secretary shall approve the 
                        transfer and, thereafter, the lessor 
                        shall have no interest for the duration 
                        of the term of the lease in the 
                        production history of the leased dairy 
                        operation.
                  ``(C) Coverage level.--A purchaser or lessee 
                to whom the Secretary transfers a production 
                history under this paragraph may not obtain a 
                different level of margin insurance coverage 
                held by the seller or lessor from whom the 
                transfer was obtained.
                  ``(D) New entrants.--The Secretary may not 
                transfer the production history determined for 
                a dairy producer described in subsection 
                (d)(3)(B) to another person.
          ``(4) Movement and transfer of production history.--
                  ``(A) Movement and transfer authorized.--
                Subject to subparagraph (B), if a dairy 
                producer moves from 1 location to another 
                location, the dairy producer may maintain the 
                production history associated with the 
                operation.
                  ``(B) Notification requirement.--A dairy 
                producer shall notify the Secretary of any move 
                of a dairy operation under subparagraph (A).
                  ``(C) Subsequent occupation of vacated 
                location.--A party subsequently occupying a 
                dairy operation location vacated as described 
                in subparagraph (A) shall have no interest in 
                the production history previously associated 
                with the operation at that location.
  ``(f) Margin Insurance.--
          ``(1) In general.--At the time of the registration of 
        a dairy producer in the margin insurance program under 
        subsection (d) and annually thereafter during the 
        duration of the margin insurance program, an eligible 
        dairy producer may purchase margin insurance.
          ``(2) Selection of payment threshold.--A 
        participating dairy producer purchasing margin 
        insurance shall elect a coverage level in any increment 
        of $0.50, with a minimum of $4.00 and a maximum of 
        $8.00.
          ``(3) Selection of coverage percentage.--A 
        participating dairy producer purchasing margin 
        insurance shall elect a percentage of coverage, equal 
        to not more than 80 percent nor less than 25 percent, 
        of the production history of the dairy operation of the 
        participating dairy producer.
          ``(4) Producer premiums.--
                  ``(A) Premiums required.--A participating 
                dairy producer that purchases margin insurance 
                shall pay an annual premium equal to the 
                product obtained by multiplying--
                          ``(i) the percentage selected by the 
                        dairy producer under paragraph (3);
                          ``(ii) the production history 
                        applicable to the dairy producer; and
                          ``(iii) the premium per hundredweight 
                        of milk, as specified in the applicable 
                        table under paragraph (B) or (C).
                  ``(B) Premium per hundredweight for first 4 
                million pounds of production.--For the first 
                4,000,000 pounds of milk marketings included in 
                the annual production history of a 
                participating dairy operation, the premium per 
                hundredweight corresponding to each coverage 
                level specified in the following table is as 
                follows:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
          ``Coverage Level                     Premium per Cwt.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       $4.00                               $0.000
                       $4.50                                $0.01
                       $5.00                                $0.02
                       $5.50                               $0.035
                       $6.00                               $0.045
                       $6.50                                $0.09
                       $7.00                                $0.18
                       $7.50                                $0.60
                       $8.00                                $0.95
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                  ``(C) Premium per hundredweight for 
                production in excess of 4 million pounds.--For 
                milk marketings in excess of 4,000,000 pounds 
                included in the annual production history of a 
                participating dairy operation, the premium per 
                hundredweight corresponding to each coverage 
                level is as follows:


------------------------------------------------------------------------
          ``Coverage Level                     Premium per Cwt.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       $4.00                               $0.030
                       $4.50                               $0.045
                       $5.00                               $0.066
                       $5.50                                $0.11
                       $6.00                               $0.185
                       $6.50                                $0.29
                       $7.00                                $0.38
                       $7.50                                $0.83
                       $8.00                                $1.06
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                  ``(D) Time for payment.--
                          ``(i) First year.--As soon as 
                        practicable after a dairy producer 
                        registers to participate in the margin 
                        insurance program and purchases margin 
                        insurance, the dairy producer shall pay 
                        the premium determined under 
                        subparagraph (A) for the dairy producer 
                        for the first calendar year of the 
                        margin insurance.
                          ``(ii) Subsequent years.--
                                  ``(I) In general.--When the 
                                dairy producer first purchases 
                                margin insurance, the dairy 
                                producer shall also elect the 
                                method by which the dairy 
                                producer will pay premiums 
                                under this subsection for 
                                subsequent years in accordance 
                                with 1 of the schedules 
                                described in subclauses (II) 
                                and (III).
                                  ``(II) Single annual 
                                payment.--The participating 
                                dairy producer may elect to pay 
                                100 percent of the annual 
                                premium determined under 
                                subparagraph (A) for the dairy 
                                producer for a calendar year by 
                                not later than January 15 of 
                                the calendar year.
                                  ``(III) Semi-annual 
                                payments.--The participating 
                                dairy producer may elect to 
                                pay--
                                          ``(aa) 50 percent of 
                                        the annual premium 
                                        determined under 
                                        subparagraph (A) for 
                                        the dairy producer for 
                                        a calendar year by not 
                                        later than January 15 
                                        of the calendar year; 
                                        and
                                          ``(bb) the remaining 
                                        50 percent of the 
                                        premium by not later 
                                        than June 15 of the 
                                        calendar year.
          ``(5) Producer premium obligations.--
                  ``(A) Pro-ration of first year premium.--A 
                participating dairy producer that purchases 
                margin insurance after initial registration in 
                the margin insurance program shall pay a pro-
                rated premium for the first calendar year based 
                on the date on which the producer purchases the 
                coverage.
                  ``(B) Subsequent premiums.--Except as 
                provided in subparagraph (A), the annual 
                premium for a participating dairy producer 
                shall be determined under paragraph (4) for 
                each year in which the margin insurance program 
                is in effect.
                  ``(C) Legal obligation.--
                          ``(i) In general.--Except as provided 
                        in clauses (ii) and (iii), a 
                        participating dairy producer that 
                        purchases margin insurance shall be 
                        legally obligated to pay the applicable 
                        premiums for the entire period of the 
                        margin insurance program (as provided 
                        in the payment schedule elected under 
                        paragraph (4)(B)), and may not opt out 
                        of the margin insurance program.
                          ``(ii) Death.--If the dairy producer 
                        dies, the estate of the deceased may 
                        cancel the margin insurance and shall 
                        not be responsible for any further 
                        premium payments.
                          ``(iii) Retirement.--If the dairy 
                        producer retires, the producer may 
                        request that Secretary cancel the 
                        margin insurance if the producer has 
                        terminated the dairy operation entirely 
                        and certifies under oath that the 
                        producer will not be actively engaged 
                        in any dairy operation for at least the 
                        next 7 years.
          ``(6)  Payment threshold.--A participating dairy 
        producer with margin insurance shall receive a margin 
        insurance payment whenever the average actual dairy 
        producer margin for a consecutive 2-month period is 
        less than the coverage level threshold selected by the 
        dairy producer under paragraph (2).
          ``(7)  Margin insurance payments.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall make a 
                margin insurance protection payment to each 
                participating dairy producer whenever the 
                average actual dairy producer margin for a 
                consecutive 2-month period is less than the 
                coverage level threshold selected by the dairy 
                producer under paragraph (2).
                  ``(B) Amount of payment.--The margin 
                insurance payment for the dairy operation of a 
                participating dairy producer shall be 
                determined as follows:
                          ``(i) The Secretary shall calculate 
                        the difference between--
                                  ``(I) the coverage level 
                                threshold selected by the dairy 
                                producer under paragraph (2); 
                                and
                                  ``(II) the average actual 
                                dairy producer margin for the 
                                consecutive 2-month period.
                          ``(ii) The amount determined under 
                        clause (i) shall be multiplied by--
                                  ``(I) the percentage selected 
                                by the dairy producer under 
                                paragraph (3); and
                                  ``(II) the lesser of--
                                          ``(aa) the quotient 
                                        obtained by dividing--
                                                  ``(AA) the 
                                                production 
                                                history 
                                                applicable to 
                                                the producer 
                                                under 
                                                subsection 
                                                (e)(1); by
                                                  ``(BB) 6; and
                                          ``(bb) the actual 
                                        quantity of milk 
                                        marketed by the dairy 
                                        operation of the dairy 
                                        producer during the 
                                        consecutive 2-month 
                                        period.
  ``(g) Effect of Failure to Pay Premiums.--
          ``(1) Loss of benefits.--A participating dairy 
        producer that is in arrears on premium payments for 
        margin insurance--
                  ``(A) remains legally obligated to pay the 
                premiums; and
                  ``(B) may not receive margin insurance until 
                the premiums are fully paid.
          ``(2) Enforcement.--The Secretary may take such 
        action as is necessary to collect premium payments for 
        margin insurance.
  ``(h) Use of Commodity Credit Corporation.--The Secretary 
shall use the funds, facilities, and the authorities of the 
Commodity Credit Corporation to carry out this section.
  ``(i) Duration.--The Secretary shall conduct the margin 
insurance program during the period beginning on October 1, 
2013, and ending on September 30, 2018.''.

SEC. 1402. RULEMAKING.

  (a) Procedure.--The promulgation of regulations for the 
initiation of the margin insurance program, and for 
administration of the margin insurance program, shall be made--
          (1) without regard to chapter 35 of title 44, United 
        States Code (commonly known as the Paperwork Reduction 
        Act);
          (2) without regard to the Statement of Policy of the 
        Secretary of Agriculture effective July 24, 1971 (36 
        Fed. Reg. 13804), relating to notices of proposed 
        rulemaking and public participation in rulemaking; and
          (3) subject to subsection (b), pursuant to section 
        553 of title 5, United States Code.
  (b) Special Rulemaking Requirements.--
          (1) Interim rules authorized.--With respect to the 
        margin insurance program, the Secretary may promulgate 
        interim rules under the authority provided in 
        subparagraph (B) of section 553(b) of title 5, United 
        States Code, if the Secretary determines such interim 
        rules to be needed. Any such interim rules for the 
        margin insurance program shall be effective on 
        publication.
          (2) Final rules.--With respect to the margin 
        insurance program, the Secretary shall promulgate final 
        rules, with an opportunity for public notice and 
        comment, no later than 21 months after the date of the 
        enactment of this Act.
  (c) Inclusion of Additional Order.--Section 143(a)(2) of the 
Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 
U.S.C. 7253(a)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new sentence: ``Subsection (b)(2) does not apply to 
the authority of the Secretary under this subsection.''.
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   100. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fortenberry of 
           Nebraska or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 1603 and insert the following new sections:

SEC. 1603. PAYMENT LIMITATIONS.

  (a) In General.--Section 1001 of the Food Security Act of 
1985 (7 U.S.C. 1308) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (3) and 
        inserting the following:
          ``(3) Legal entity.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The term `legal entity' 
                means--
                          ``(i) an organization that (subject 
                        to the requirements of this section and 
                        section 1001A) is eligible to receive a 
                        payment under a provision of law 
                        referred to in subsection (b), (c), or 
                        (d);
                          ``(ii) a corporation, joint stock 
                        company, association, limited 
                        partnership, limited liability company, 
                        limited liability partnership, 
                        charitable organization, estate, 
                        irrevocable trust, grantor of a 
                        revocable trust, or other similar 
                        entity (as determined by the 
                        Secretary); and
                          ``(iii) an organization that is 
                        participating in a farming operation as 
                        a partner in a general partnership or 
                        as a participant in a joint venture.
                  ``(B) Exclusion.--The term `legal entity' 
                does not include a general partnership or joint 
                venture.'';
          (2) by striking subsections (b) through (d) and 
        inserting the following:
  ``(b) Limitation on Payments for Covered Commodities and 
Peanuts.--The total amount of payments received, directly or 
indirectly, by a person or legal entity for any crop year for 1 
or more covered commodities and peanuts under title I of the 
Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 may 
not exceed $125,000, of which--
          ``(1) not more than $75,000 may consist of marketing 
        loan gains and loan deficiency payments under subtitle 
        B of title I of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk 
        Management Act of 2013; and
          ``(2) not more than $50,000 may consist of any other 
        payments made for covered commodities and peanuts under 
        title I of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk 
        Management Act of 2013.
  ``(c) Spousal Equity.--
          ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), 
        except as provided in paragraph (2), if a person and 
        the spouse of the person are covered by paragraph (2) 
        and receive, directly or indirectly, any payment or 
        gain covered by this section, the total amount of 
        payments or gains (as applicable) covered by this 
        section that the person and spouse may jointly receive 
        during any crop year may not exceed an amount equal to 
        twice the applicable dollar amounts specified in 
        subsection (b).
          ``(2) Exceptions.--
                  ``(A) Separate farming operations.--In the 
                case of a married couple in which each spouse, 
                before the marriage, was separately engaged in 
                an unrelated farming operation, each spouse 
                shall be treated as a separate person with 
                respect to a farming operation brought into the 
                marriage by a spouse, subject to the condition 
                that the farming operation shall remain a 
                separate farming operation, as determined by 
                the Secretary.
                  ``(B) Election to receive separate 
                payments.--A married couple may elect to 
                receive payments separately in the name of each 
                spouse if the total amount of payments and 
                benefits described in subsection (b) that the 
                married couple receives, directly or 
                indirectly, does not exceed an amount equal to 
                twice the applicable dollar amounts specified 
                in those subsections.'';
          (3) in paragraph (3)(B) of subsection (f), by adding 
        at the end the following:
                          ``(iii) Irrevocable trusts.--In 
                        promulgating regulations to define the 
                        term `legal entity' as the term applies 
                        to irrevocable trusts, the Secretary 
                        shall ensure that irrevocable trusts 
                        are legitimate entities that have not 
                        been created for the purpose of 
                        avoiding a payment limitation.''; and
          (4) in subsection (h), in the second sentence, by 
        striking ``or other entity'' and inserting ``or legal 
        entity''.
  (b) Conforming Amendments.--
          (1) Section 1001 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 
        U.S.C. 1308) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (e), by striking 
                ``subsections (b) and (c)'' each place it 
                appears in paragraphs (1) and (3)(B) and 
                inserting ``subsection (b)'';
                  (B) in subsection (f)--
                          (i) in paragraph (2), by striking 
                        ``Subsections (b) and (c)'' and 
                        inserting ``Subsection (b)'';
                          (ii) in paragraph (4)(B), by striking 
                        ``subsection (b) or (c)'' and inserting 
                        ``subsection (b)'';
                          (iii) in paragraph (5)--
                                  (I) in subparagraph (A), by 
                                striking ``subsection (d)''; 
                                and
                                  (II) in subparagraph (B), by 
                                striking ``subsection (b), (c), 
                                or (d)'' and inserting 
                                ``subsection (b)''; and
                          (iv) in paragraph (6)--
                                  (I) in subparagraph (A), by 
                                striking ``Notwithstanding 
                                subsection (d), except as 
                                provided in subsection (g)'' 
                                and inserting ``Except as 
                                provided in subsection (f)''; 
                                and
                                  (II) in subparagraph (B), by 
                                striking ``subsections (b), 
                                (c), and (d)'' and inserting 
                                ``subsection (b)'';
                  (C) in subsection (g)--
                          (i) in paragraph (1)--
                                  (I) by striking ``subsection 
                                (f)(6)(A)'' and inserting 
                                ``subsection (e)(6)(A)''; and
                                  (II) by striking ``subsection 
                                (b) or (c)'' and inserting 
                                ``subsection (b)''; and
                          (ii) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking 
                        ``subsections (b) and (c)'' and 
                        inserting ``subsection (b)''; and
                  (D) by redesignating subsections (e) through 
                (h) as subsections (d) through (g), 
                respectively.
          (2) Section 1001A of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 
        U.S.C. 1308-1) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (a), by striking 
                ``subsections (b) and (c) of section 1001'' and 
                inserting ``section 1001(b)''; and
                  (B) in subsection (b)(1), by striking 
                ``subsection (b) or (c) of section 1001'' and 
                inserting ``section 1001(b)''.
          (3) Section 1001B(a) of the Food Security Act of 1985 
        (7 U.S.C. 1308-2(a)) is amended in the matter preceding 
        paragraph (1) by striking ``subsections (b) and (c) of 
        section 1001'' and inserting ``section 1001(b)''.
  (c) Application.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply beginning with the 2014 crop year.

SEC. 1603A. PAYMENTS LIMITED TO ACTIVE FARMERS.

  Section 1001A of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 
1308-1) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (b)(2)--
                  (A) by striking ``or active personal 
                management'' each place it appears in 
                subparagraphs (A)(i)(II) and (B)(ii); and
                  (B) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``, as 
                applied to the legal entity, are met by the 
                legal entity, the partners or members making a 
                significant contribution of personal labor or 
                active personal management'' and inserting 
                ``are met by partners or members making a 
                significant contribution of personal labor, 
                those partners or members''; and
          (2) in subsection (c)--
                  (A) in paragraph (1)--
                          (i) by striking subparagraph (A) and 
                        inserting the following:
                  ``(A) the landowner share-rents the land at a 
                rate that is usual and customary;'';
                          (ii) in subparagraph (B), by striking 
                        the period at the end and inserting ``; 
                        and''; and
                          (iii) by adding at the end the 
                        following:
                  ``(C) the share of the payments received by 
                the landowner is commensurate with the share of 
                the crop or income received as rent.'';
                  (B) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ``active 
                personal management or'';
                  (C) in paragraph (5)--
                          (i) by striking ``(5)'' and all that 
                        follows through ``(A) in general.--A 
                        person'' and inserting the following:
          ``(5) Custom farming services.--A person'';
                          (ii) by inserting ``under usual and 
                        customary terms'' after ``services''; 
                        and
                          (iii) by striking subparagraph (B); 
                        and
                  (D) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(7) Farm managers.--A person who otherwise meets 
        the requirements of this subsection other than 
        (b)(2)(A)(i)(II) shall be considered to be actively 
        engaged in farming, as determined by the Secretary, 
        with respect to the farming operation, including a 
        farming operation that is a sole proprietorship, a 
        legal entity such as a joint venture or general 
        partnership, or a legal entity such as a corporation or 
        limited partnership, if the person--
                  ``(A) makes a significant contribution of 
                management to the farming operation necessary 
                for the farming operation, taking into 
                account--
                          ``(i) the size and complexity of the 
                        farming operation; and
                          ``(ii) the management requirements 
                        normally and customarily required by 
                        similar farming operations;
                  ``(B)(i) is the only person in the farming 
                operation qualifying as actively engaged in 
                farming by using the farm manager special class 
                designation under this paragraph; and
                  ``(ii) together with any other persons in the 
                farming operation qualifying as actively 
                engaged in farming under subsection (b)(2) or 
                as part of a special class under this 
                subsection, does not collectively receive, 
                directly or indirectly, an amount equal to more 
                than the applicable limits under section 
                1001(b);
                  ``(C) does not use the management 
                contribution under this paragraph to qualify as 
                actively engaged in more than 1 farming 
                operation; and
                  ``(D) manages a farm operation that does not 
                substantially share equipment, labor, or 
                management with persons or legal entities that 
                with the person collectively receive, directly 
                or indirectly, an amount equal to more than the 
                applicable limits under section 1001(b).''.
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 101. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Huelskamp of Kansas 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In subtitle A of title IV, strike section 4007 and insert the 
following:

SEC. 4007. ELIMINATING THE LOW-INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE LOOPHOLE.

  (a) In General.--Section 5 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (d)(11)(A), by striking ``(other 
        than'' and all that follows through ``et seq.))'' and 
        inserting ``(other than payments or allowances made 
        under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 
        U.S.C. 601 et seq.) or any payments under any other 
        State program funded with qualified State expenditures 
        (as defined in section 409(a)(7)(B)(i) of that Act (42 
        U.S.C. 609(a)(7)(B)(1))))'';
          (2) in subsection (e)(6)(C), by striking clause (iv); 
        and
          (3) in subsection (k)--
                  (A) in paragraph (2)--
                          (i) by striking subparagraph (C);
                          (ii) by redesignating subparagraphs 
                        (D) through (G) as subparagraphs (C) 
                        through (F), respectively; and
                          (iii) by striking paragraph (4).
  (b) Conforming Amendments.--Section 2605(f) of the Low-Income 
Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 8624(f)) is 
amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1)''; and
          (2) by striking paragraph (2).

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. PROJECTS TO PROMOTE WORK AND INCREASE STATE AGENCY 
                    ACCOUNTABILITY.

  Section 11 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
2020), as amended by section 4015, is amended by adding at the 
end the following:
  ``(w) Projects to Promote Work and Increase State Agency 
Accountability.--The State agency shall create a work 
activation program that operates as follows:
          ``(1) Each able-bodied individual participating in 
        the program--
                  ``(A) shall at the time of application for 
                supplemental food and nutrition assistance and 
                every 12 months thereafter, register for 
                employment in a manner prescribed by the chief 
                executive officer of the State;
                  ``(B) shall, each month of participation in 
                the program, participate in--
                          ``(i) 2 days of supervised job search 
                        for 8 hours per day at the program 
                        site; and
                          ``(ii) 5 days of off-site activity 
                        for 8 hours per day;
                  ``(C) shall not refuse without good cause to 
                accept an offer of employment, at a site or 
                plant not subject to a strike or lockout at the 
                time of the refusal, at a wage not less than 
                the higher of--
                          ``(i) the applicable Federal or State 
                        minimum wage; or
                          ``(ii) 80 percent of the wage that 
                        would have governed had the minimum 
                        hourly rate under section 6(a)(1) of 
                        the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 
                        (29 U.S.C. 206(a)(1)) been applicable 
                        to the offer of employment;
                  ``(D) shall not refuse without good cause to 
                provide a State agency with sufficient 
                information to allow the State agency to 
                determine the employment status or the job 
                availability of the individual; and
                  ``(E) shall not voluntarily--
                          ``(i) quit a job; or
                          ``(ii) reduce work effort and, after 
                        the reduction, the individual is 
                        working less than 30 hours per week, 
                        unless another adult in the same family 
                        unit increases employment at the same 
                        time by an amount equal to the 
                        reduction in work effort by the first 
                        adult.
          ``(2) An able-bodied individual participating in the 
        work activation program who fails to comply with 1 or 
        more of the requirements described in paragraph (1)--
                  ``(A) shall be subject to a sanction period 
                of not less than a 2-month period beginning the 
                day of the individual's first failure to comply 
                with such requirements during which the 
                individual shall not receive any supplemental 
                food and nutrition assistance; and
                  ``(B) may receive supplemental food and 
                nutrition assistance after the individual is in 
                compliance with such requirements for not less 
                than a 1-month period beginning after the 
                completion of such sanction period, except that 
                such assistance may not be provided 
                retroactively.''.

SEC. 4034. REPEAL OF CERTAIN AUTHORITY TO WAIVE WORK REQUIREMENT.

  The Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2011 et seq.) is 
amended--
          (1) in section 6(o) by striking paragraph (4); and
          (2) in section 16(b)(1)(E)(ii)--
                  (A) in subclause (II) by adding ``and'' at 
                the end;'
                  (B) by striking subclause (III); and
                  (C) by redesignating subclause (IV) as 
                subclause (III).

SEC. 4035. ELIMINATING DUPLICATIVE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING.

  (a) Funding of Employment and Training Programs.--Section 16 
of Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2025) is amended by 
striking subsection (h).
  (b) Administrative Cost-Sharing.--
          (1) In general.--Section 16(a) of the Food and 
        Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2025(a)) is amended in 
        the first sentence, in the matter preceding paragraph 
        (1), by inserting ``(other than a program carried out 
        under section 6(d)(4))'' after ``supplemental nutrition 
        assistance program''.
          (2) Conforming amendments.--
                  (A) Section 17(b)(1)(B)(iv)(III)(hh) of the 
                Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
                2026(b)(1)(B)(iv)(III)(hh)) is amended by 
                striking ``(g), (h)(2), or (h)(3)'' and 
                inserting ``or (g)''.
                  (B) Section 22(d)(1)(B)(ii) of the Food and 
                Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
                2031(d)(1)(B)(ii)) is amended by striking ``, 
                (g), (h)(2), and (h)(3)'' and inserting ``and 
                (g)''.
  (c) Workfare.--
          (1) In general.--Section 20 of the Food and Nutrition 
        Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2029) is amended by striking 
        subsection (g).
          (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 
        17(b)(1)(B)(iv)(III)(jj) of the Food and Nutrition Act 
        of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2026(b)(1)(B)(iv)(III)(jj)) is 
        amended by striking ``or (g)(1)''.

SEC. 4036. ELIMINATING THE NUTRITION EDUCATION GRANT PROGRAM.

   Section 28 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 
2036a) is repealed.
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   102. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Southerland of 
           Florida or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 336, line 8, strike ``$375,000,000'' and insert 
``$372,000,000''.
  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. PILOT PROJECTS TO PROMOTE WORK AND INCREASE STATE 
                    ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION 
                    ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

  Effective October 1, 2013, section 17 of the Food and 
Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2026), as amended by sections 
4021 and 4022, is amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(n) Pilot Projects to Promote Work and Increase State 
Accountability in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance 
Program.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall carry out 
        pilot projects to develop and test methods allowing 
        States to run a work program with certain features 
        comparable to the State program funded under part A of 
        title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et 
        seq.), with the intent of increasing employment and 
        self-sufficiency through increased State accountability 
        and thereby reducing the need for supplemental 
        nutrition assistance benefits.
          ``(2) Agreements.--
                  ``(A) In general.--In carrying out this 
                subsection, the Secretary shall enter into 
                cooperative agreements with States in 
                accordance with pilot projects that meet the 
                criteria required under this subsection.
                  ``(B) Application.--To be eligible for a 
                cooperative agreement under this paragraph, a 
                State shall submit to the Secretary a plan that 
                complies with requirements of this subsection 
                beginning in fiscal year 2014. The Secretary 
                may not disapprove applications which meet the 
                requirements of this subsection as described 
                through its amended supplemental nutrition 
                assistance State Plan.
                  ``(C) Assurances.--A State shall include in 
                its plan assurances that its pilot project 
                will--
                          ``(i) operate for at least three 12-
                        month periods but not more than five 
                        12-month periods;
                          ``(ii) have a robust data collection 
                        system for program administration that 
                        is designed and shared with project 
                        evaluators to ensure proper and timely 
                        evaluation; and
                          ``(iii) intend to offer a work 
                        activity described in paragraph (4) to 
                        adults assigned and required to 
                        participate under paragraph (3)(A) and 
                        who are not exempt under paragraph 
                        (3)(F).
                  ``(D) Number of pilot projects.--Any State 
                may carry out a pilot project that meets the 
                requirements of this subsection.
                  ``(E) Extent of pilot projects.--Pilot 
                projects shall cover no less than the entire 
                State.
                  ``(F) Other program waivers.--Waivers for 
                able-bodied adults without dependents provided 
                under section 6(o) are void for States covered 
                by a pilot project carried out under paragraph 
                (1).
          ``(3) Work activity.--(A) For purposes of this 
        subsection, the term `work activity' means any of the 
        following:
                  ``(i) Employment in the public or private 
                sector that is not subsidized by any public 
                program.
                  ``(ii) Employment in the private sector for 
                which the employer receives a subsidy from 
                public funds to offset some or all of the wages 
                and costs of employing an adult.
                  ``(iii) Employment in the public sector for 
                which the employer receives a subsidy from 
                public funds to offset some or all of the wages 
                and costs of employing an adult.
                  ``(iv) A work activity that--
                          ``(I) is performed in return for 
                        public benefits;
                          ``(II) provides an adult with an 
                        opportunity to acquire the general 
                        skills, knowledge, and work habits 
                        necessary to obtain employment;
                          ``(III) is designed to improve the 
                        employability of those who cannot find 
                        unsubsidized employment; and
                          ``(IV) is supervised by an employer, 
                        work site sponsor, or other responsible 
                        party on an ongoing basis.
                  ``(v) Training in the public or private 
                sector that is given to a paid employee while 
                he or she is engaged in productive work and 
                that provides knowledge and skills essential to 
                the full and adequate performance of the job.
                  ``(vi) Job search, obtaining employment, or 
                preparation to seek or obtain employment, 
                including--
                          ``(I) life skills training;
                          ``(II) substance abuse treatment or 
                        mental health treatment, determined to 
                        be necessary and documented by a 
                        qualified medical, substance abuse, or 
                        mental health professional; or
                          ``(III) rehabilitation activities;
                        supervised by a public agency or other 
                        responsible party on an ongoing basis.
                  ``(vii) Structured programs and embedded 
                activities--
                          ``(I) in which adults perform work 
                        for the direct benefit of the community 
                        under the auspices of public or 
                        nonprofit organizations;
                          ``(II) that are limited to projects 
                        that serve useful community purposes in 
                        fields such as health, social service, 
                        environmental protection, education, 
                        urban and rural redevelopment, welfare, 
                        recreation, public facilities, public 
                        safety, and child care;
                          ``(III) that are designed to improve 
                        the employability of adults not 
                        otherwise able to obtain unsubsidized 
                        employment; and
                          ``(IV) that are supervised on an 
                        ongoing basis; and
                          ``(V) with respect to which a State 
                        agency takes into account, to the 
                        extent possible, the prior training, 
                        experience, and skills of a recipient 
                        in making appropriate community service 
                        assignments.
                  ``(viii) Career and technical training 
                programs (not to exceed 12 months with respect 
                to any adult) that are directly related to the 
                preparation of adults for employment in current 
                or emerging occupations and that are supervised 
                on an ongoing basis.
                  ``(ix) Training or education for job skills 
                that are required by an employer to provide an 
                adult with the ability to obtain employment or 
                to advance or adapt to the changing demands of 
                the workplace and that are supervised on an 
                ongoing basis.
                  ``(x) Education that is related to a specific 
                occupation, job, or job offer and that is 
                supervised on an ongoing basis.
                  ``(xi) In the case of an adult who has not 
                completed secondary school or received such a 
                certificate of general equivalence, regular 
                attendance--
                          ``(I) in accordance with the 
                        requirements of the secondary school or 
                        course of study, at a secondary school 
                        or in a course of study leading to such 
                        certificate; and
                          ``(II) supervised on an ongoing 
                        basis.
                  ``(xii) Providing child care to enable 
                another recipient of public benefits to 
                participate in a community service program 
                that--
                          ``(I) does not provide compensation 
                        for such community service;
                          ``(II) is a structured program 
                        designed to improve the employability 
                        of adults who participate in such 
                        program; and
                          ``(III) is supervised on an ongoing 
                        basis.
          ``(B) Protections.--Work activities under this 
        subsection shall be subject to all applicable health 
        and safety standards. Except as described in clauses 
        (i), (ii), and (iii) of subparagraph (A), the term 
        `work activity' shall be considered work preparation 
        and not defined as employment for purposes of other 
        law.
          ``(4) Pilot projects.--Pilot projects carried out 
        under paragraph (1) shall include interventions to 
        which adults are assigned that are designed to reduce 
        unnecessary dependence, promote self sufficiency, 
        increase work levels, increase earned income, and 
        reduce supplemental nutrition assistance benefit 
        expenditures among households eligible for, applying 
        for, or participating in the supplemental nutrition 
        assistance program.
                  ``(A) Adults assigned to interventions by the 
                State shall--
                          ``(i) be subject to mandatory 
                        participation in work activities 
                        specified in paragraph (4), except 
                        those with 1 or more dependent children 
                        under 1 year of age;
                          ``(ii) participate in work activities 
                        specified in paragraph (4) for a 
                        minimum of 20 hours per week per 
                        household;
                          ``(iii) be a maximum age of not less 
                        than 50 and not more than 60, as 
                        defined by the State;
                          ``(iv) be subject to penalties during 
                        a period of nonparticipation without 
                        good cause ranging from, at State 
                        option, a minimum of the removal of the 
                        adults from the household benefit 
                        amount, up to a maximum of the 
                        discontinuance of the entire household 
                        benefit amount; and
                          ``(v) not be penalized for 
                        nonparticipation if child care is not 
                        available for 1 or more children under 
                        6 years of age.
                  ``(B) The State shall allow certain 
                individuals to be exempt from work 
                requirements--
                          ``(i) those participating in work 
                        programs under a State program funded 
                        under part A of title IV of the Social 
                        Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) 
                        for an equal or greater number of 
                        hours;
                          ``(ii) 1 adult family member per 
                        household who is needed in the home to 
                        care for a disabled family member;
                          ``(iii) a parent who is a recipient 
                        of or becomes eligible for Social 
                        Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or 
                        Supplemental Security Income (SSI); and
                          ``(iv) those with a good cause reason 
                        for nonparticipation, such as victims 
                        of domestic violence, as defined by the 
                        State.
          ``(5) Evaluation and reporting.--
                  ``(A) Evaluation.--
                          ``(i) Independent evaluation.--
                                  ``(I) In general.--The 
                                Secretary shall provide for 
                                each State that enters into an 
                                agreement under paragraph (2) 
                                an independent, longitudinal 
                                evaluation of its pilot project 
                                under this subsection to 
                                determine total program savings 
                                over the entire course of the 
                                pilot project with results 
                                reported in consecutive 12-
                                month increments.
                                  ``(II) Purpose.--The purpose 
                                of the evaluation is to measure 
                                the impact of interventions 
                                provided by the State under the 
                                pilot project on the ability of 
                                adults in households eligible 
                                for, applying for, or 
                                participating in the 
                                supplemental nutrition 
                                assistance program to find and 
                                retain employment that leads to 
                                increased household income and 
                                reduced dependency.
                                  ``(III) Requirement.--The 
                                independent evaluation under 
                                subclause (I) shall use valid 
                                statistical methods which can 
                                determine the difference 
                                between supplemental nutrition 
                                assistance benefit 
                                expenditures, if any, as a 
                                result of the interventions as 
                                compared to a control group 
                                that--
                                          ``(aa) is not subject 
                                        to the interventions 
                                        provided by the State 
                                        under the pilot project 
                                        under this subsection; 
                                        and
                                          ``(bb) maintains 
                                        services provided under 
                                        16(h) in the year prior 
                                        to the start of the 
                                        pilot project under 
                                        this subsection.
                                  ``(IV) Option.--States shall 
                                have the option to evaluate 
                                pilot projects by matched 
                                counties or matched 
                                geographical areas using a 
                                constructed control group 
                                design to isolate the effects 
                                of the intervention of the 
                                pilot project.
                                  ``(V) Definition.--
                                Constructed control group means 
                                there is no random assignment, 
                                and instead program 
                                participants (those subject to 
                                interventions) and non-
                                participants (control) are 
                                equated using matching or 
                                statistical procedures on 
                                characteristics that may be 
                                associated with program 
                                outcomes.
                  ``(B) Reporting.--Not later than 90 days 
                after the end of fiscal year 2014 and of each 
                fiscal year thereafter, until the completion of 
                the last evaluation under subparagraph (A), the 
                Secretary shall submit to the Committee on 
                Agriculture of the House of Representatives and 
                the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
                Forestry of the Senate, a report that includes 
                a description of--
                          ``(i) the status of each pilot 
                        project carried out under paragraph 
                        (1);
                          ``(ii) the results of the evaluation 
                        completed during the previous fiscal 
                        year; and
                          ``(iii) to the maximum extent 
                        practicable--
                                  ``(I) baseline information 
                                relevant to the stated goals 
                                and desired outcomes of the 
                                pilot project;
                                  ``(II) the impact of the 
                                interventions on appropriate 
                                employment, income, and public 
                                benefit receipt outcomes among 
                                households participating in the 
                                pilot project;
                                  ``(III) equivalent 
                                information about similar or 
                                identical measures among 
                                control or comparison groups;
                                  ``(IV) the planned 
                                dissemination of the report 
                                findings to State agencies; and
                                  ``(V) the steps and funding 
                                necessary to incorporate into 
                                State employment and training 
                                programs the components of 
                                pilot projects that demonstrate 
                                increased employment and 
                                earnings.
                  ``(C) Public dissemination.--In addition to 
                the reporting requirements under subparagraph 
                (B), evaluation results shall be shared broadly 
                to inform policy makers, service providers, 
                other partners, and the public in order to 
                promote wide use of successful strategies, 
                including by posting evaluation results on the 
                Internet website of the Department of 
                Agriculture.
          ``(6) Funding.--
                  ``(A) Available funds.--From amounts made 
                available under section 18(a)(1), the Secretary 
                shall make available--
                          ``(i) up to $1,000,000 for each of 
                        the fiscal years 2014 through 2017 for 
                        evaluations described in paragraph (5) 
                        to carry out this subsection, with such 
                        amounts to remain available until 
                        expended; and
                          ``(ii) amounts equal to one-half of 
                        the accumulated supplemental nutrition 
                        assistance benefit dollars saved over 
                        each consecutive 12-month period 
                        according to the evaluation under 
                        paragraph (5) for bonus grants to 
                        States under paragraph (7)(B).
                  ``(B) Limitation.--A State operating a pilot 
                project under this subsection shall not receive 
                more funding under section 16(h) than the State 
                received the year prior to commencing a project 
                under this subsection and shall not claim funds 
                under 16(a) for expenses that are unique to the 
                pilot project under this subsection.
                  ``(C) Other funds.--Any additional funds 
                required by a State to carry out a pilot 
                project under this subsection may be provided 
                by the State from funds made available to the 
                State for such purpose and in accordance with 
                State and other Federal laws, including the 
                following:
                          ``(i) Section 403 of the Social 
                        Security Act (42 U.S.C. 603).
                          ``(ii) The Workforce Investment Act 
                        of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 9201 et seq.).
                          ``(iii) The Child Care and 
                        Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (42 
                        U.S.C 9858 et seq.) and section 418 of 
                        the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
                        618).
                          ``(iv) The social services block 
                        grant under subtitle A of title XX of 
                        the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397 
                        et seq,).
          ``(7) Use of funds.--
                  ``(A) Specific uses.--Funds provided under 
                this subsection for evaluation of pilot 
                projects shall be used only for--
                          ``(i) pilot projects that comply with 
                        this subsection;
                          ``(ii) the costs incurred in 
                        gathering and providing information and 
                        data used to conduct the independent 
                        evaluation under paragraph (5); and
                          ``(iii) the costs of the evaluation 
                        under paragraph (5).
                  ``(B) Limitation.--Funds provided for bonus 
                grants to States for pilot projects under this 
                subsection shall be used only for--
                          ``(i) pilot projects that comply with 
                        this subsection;
                          ``(ii) amounts equal to one-half of 
                        the accumulated supplemental nutrition 
                        assistance benefit dollars saved over 
                        each consecutive 12-month period 
                        according to the evaluation under 
                        paragraph (5); and
                          ``(iii) any State purpose, not to be 
                        restricted to the supplemental 
                        nutrition assistance program or its 
                        beneficiary population.''.

SEC. 4034. IMPROVED WAGE VERIFICATION USING THE NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF 
                    NEW HIRES.

  Effective October 1, 2013, section 11(e) of the Food and 
Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2020(e)) is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (3) by inserting ``and after 
        compliance with the requirement specified in paragraph 
        (24)'' after ``section 16(e) of this Act'',
          (2) in paragraph (22) by striking ``and'' at the end,
          (3) in paragraph (23 by striking the period at the 
        end and inserting ``; and'', and
          (4) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(24) that the State agency shall request wage data 
        directly from the National Directory of New Hires 
        established under section 453(i) of the Social Security 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 653(i)) relevant to determining 
        eligibility to receive supplemental nutrition 
        assistance program benefits and determining the correct 
        amount of such benefits.''.
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 103. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Reed of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4033. ELIGIBILITY DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR CERTAIN CONVICTED FELONS.

  (a) Amendment.--Section 6 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 
2008 (7 U.S.C. 2015), as amended by section 4009, is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
  ``(s) Disqualification for Certain Convicted Felons.--
          ``(1) In general.--An individual shall not be 
        eligible for benefits under this Act if the individual 
        is convicted of--
                  ``(A) aggravated sexual abuse under section 
                2241 of title 18, United States Code;
                  ``(B) murder under section 1111 of title 18, 
                United States Code;
                  ``(C) an offense under chapter 110 of title 
                18, United States Code;
                  ``(D) a Federal or State offense involving 
                sexual assault, as defined in 40002(a) of the 
                Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 
                13925(a)); or
                  ``(E) an offense under State law determined 
                by the Attorney General to be substantially 
                similar to an offense described in subparagraph 
                (A), (B), or (C).
          ``(2) Effects on assistance and benefits for 
        others.--The amount of benefits otherwise required to 
        be provided to an eligible household under this Act 
        shall be determined by considering the individual to 
        whom paragraph (1) applies not to be a member of such 
        household, except that the income and resources of the 
        individual shall be considered to be income and 
        resources of the household.
          ``(3) Enforcement.--Each State shall require each 
        individual applying for benefits under this Act, during 
        the application process, to state, in writing, whether 
        the individual, or any member of the household of the 
        individual, has been convicted of a crime described in 
        paragraph (1).''.
  (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 5(a) of the Food and 
Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2014(a)), as amended by section 
4009, is amended in the 2d sentence by striking ``and (r)'' and 
inserting ``, (r), and (s)''.
  (c) Inapplicability to Convictions Occurring on or Before 
Enactment.--The amendments made by this section shall not apply 
to a conviction if the conviction is for conduct occurring on 
or before the date of the enactment of this Act.