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expenditures from appropriations made to carry out the purposes of this subsection. In carrying out the program, the Secretary shall not during any of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1971, through June 30, 1973, or during the period June 30, 1973, to December 31, 1973, (A) enter into agreements with producers which would require payments to producers in any calendar year under such agreements in excess of $10,000,000 plus any amount by which agreements entered into in prior fiscal years require payments in amounts less than authorized for such years, or (B) enter into agreements with States or local agencies under paragraph (6) which would require payments to such State or local government agencies in any calendar year under such agreements in excess of $10,000,000 plus any amount by which agreements entered into in prior fiscal years require payments in amounts less than authorized for such years. For purposes of applying the foregoing limitations, the annual payment shall be chargeable to the year in which performance is rendered regardless of the year in which it is made.

(f) The Secretary is authorized to use the services, facilities, and authorities of Commodity Credit Corporation for the purpose of making disbursements to producers under programs formulated pursuant to section 590h of this title and subsection (e) of this section: Provided, That no such disbursements shall be made by Commodity Credit Corporation unless it has received funds to cover the amount thereof from appropriations available for the purpose of carrying out such programs. (g) Notwithstanding any other provision of law

(1) The Secretary shall formulate and carry out a special agricultural conservation program for 1963, without regard to provisions which would be applicable to the regular agricultural conservation program, under which, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines, conservation payments in amounts determined by the Secretary to be fair and reasonable shall be made to producers who divert acreage from the production of corn, grain sorghums, and barley to an approved conservation use and increase their average acreage of cropland devoted in 1959 and 1960 to designated soil-conserving crops or practices including summer fallow and idle land by an equal amount: Provided, That the Secretary may permit such diverted acreage to be devoted to the production of guar, sesame, safflower, sunflower, castor beans, and flax, when such crops are not in surplus supply and will not be in surplus supply if permitted to be grown on the diverted acreage, subject to the condition that payment with respect to diverted acreage devoted to any such crop shall be at a rate determined by the Secretary to be fair and reasonable, taking into consideration the use of such acreage for the production of such crops, but in no event shall the payment exceed one-half the rate which would otherwise be applicable if such acreage were devoted to conservation uses and no price support shall be made available for the production of any such crop on such diverted acreage. Such special agricultural conservation program shall require the producer to

take such measures as the Secretary may deem appropriate to keep such diverted acreage free from erosion, insects, weeds, and rodents. The acreage eligible for payments in cash or in an equivalent amount in kind under such conservation program shall be an acreage equivalent to 20 per centum of the average acreage on the farm planted to corn, grain sorghums, and barley in the crop years 1959 and 1960 or up to twenty-five acres, whichever is greater. Payments in kind only may be made by the Secretary for the diversion of up to an additional 30 per centum of the average acreage on the farm planted to corn, grain sorghums, and barley, in the crop years 1959 and 1960. Payments may be made at the basic county support rate for the 1962 crop in effect at the time payment rates for the special feed grain program for 1963 are established, adjusted to reflect any changes between the national support rates for the 1962 and 1963 crops on an amount of the commodity not in excess of 50 per centum of the normal production of the acreage diverted from the commodity on the farm based on its adjusted average yield per acre for the 1959 and 1960 crop acreage. The Secretary may make such adjustments in acreage and yields for the 1959 and 1960 crop years as he determines necessary to correct for abnormal factors affecting production, and to give due consideration to tillable acreage, crop rotation practices, type of soil, soil and water conservation measures, and topography. The Secretary may also make such adjustments in yields as he determines necessary to reflect any increases in yields since the 1959 and 1960 crop years as the result of the adoption or the improvement of an irrigation system if such improvement or adoption of such irrigation system was made prior to the effective date of this sentence but such adjustment in yields shall apply only to payments with respect to acreage diverted pursuant to the requirements of section 105(c) (6) of the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended. To the extent that a producer proves the actual acreages and yields for the farm for the 1959 and 1960 crop years, such acreages and yields shall be used in making determinations. The Secretary may make not to exceed 50 per centum of any payments to producers in advance of determination of performance. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection (g) (1), barley shall not be included in the program for a producer of malting barley exempted pursuant to section 105(c) (6) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 who participates only with respect to corn and grain sorghums and does not knowingly devote an acreage on the farm to barley in excess of 110 per centum of the average acreage devoted on the farm to barley in 1959 and 1960.

(2) There are authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may be necessary to enable the Secretary to carry out this subsection. Obligations may be incurred in advance of appropriations therefor and the Commodity Credit Corpora. tion is authorized to advance from its capital funds such sums as may be necessary to pay ad. ministrative expenses in connection with such program during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1963, and to pay such costs as may be incurred in carrying out section 303 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962.

(3) The Secretary shall provide by regulations for the sharing of payments under this subsection among producers on the farm on a fair and equitable basis and in keeping with existing contracts. (h) Notwithstanding any other provision of law

(1) For the 1964 crop and the 1965 crop of feed grains, if the Secretary determines that the total supply of feed grains will, in the absence of an acreage diversion program, likely be excessive, taking into account the need for an adequate carryover to maintain reasonable and stable supplies and prices of feed grains and to meet any national emergency, he may formulate and carry out an acreage diversion program for feed grains, without regard to provisions which would be applicable to the regular agricultural conservation program, under which, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines, conservation payments in amounts determined by the Secretary to be fair and reasonable shall be made to producers who divert acreage from the production of feed grains to an approved conservation use and increase their average acreage of cropland devoted in 1959 and 1960 to designated soilconserving crops or practices including summer fallow and idle land by an equal amount. Payments shall not be made in amounts in excess of 50 per centum of the estimated basic county support rate, including that part of the support price made available through payments in kind, on the normal production of the acreage diverted from the commodity on the farm based on its adjusted average yield per acre. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, the Secretary may permit such diverted acreage to be devoted to the production of guar, sesame, saffilower, sunflower, castor beans, mustard seed, and flax, if he determines that such crops are not in surplus supply and will not be in surplus supply if permitted to be grown on the diverted acreage, subject to the condition that payment with respect to diverted acreage devoted to any such crop shall be at a rate determined by the Secretary to be fair and reasonable, taking into consideration the use of such acreage for the production of such crops, but in no event shall the payment exceed one-half the rate which would otherwise be applicable if such acreage were devoted to conservation uses, and no price support shall be made available for the production of any such crop on such diverted acreage. The base period for the purpose of determining the adjusted average yield in the case of payments with respect to the 1964 crop shall be the four-year period 1959–1962, and in the case of payments with respect to the 1965 crop shall be the five-year period 1959–1963. The term "feed grains" means corn, grain sorghums, barley, and, if for any crop the producer so requests for purposes of having acreage devoted to the production of wheat considered as devoted to the production of feed grains, pursuant to the provisions of section 328

of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962, the term "feed grains” shall include oats and rye: Provided, That acreages of corn, grain sorghums, and barley shall not be planted in lieu of acreages of oats and rye: Provided further, That the acreage devoted to the production of wheat shall not be considered as an acreage of feed grains for purposes of establishing the feed grain base acreage for the farm for subsequent crops. Such feed grain diversion program shall require the producer to take such measures as the Secretary may deem appropriate to keep such diverted acreage free from erosion, insects, weeds, and rodents. The acreage eligible for participation in the program shall be such acreage (not to exceed 50 per centum of the average acreage on the farm devoted to feed grains in the crop years 1959 and 1960 or twenty-five acres, whichever is greater) as the Secretary determines necessary to achieve the acreage reduction goal for the crop. Payments shall be made in kind. The average acreage of wheat produced on the farm during the crop years 1959, 1960, and 1961, pursuant to the exemption provided in section 335(f) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, prior to its repeal by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962, in excess of the small farm base acreage for wheat established under section 1335 of Title 7, shall be considered as an acreage of feed grains produced in the crop years of 1959 and 1960 for purposes of establishing the feed grain base acreage for the farm, and the rate of payment for diverting such wheat shall be an amount determined by the Secretary to be fair and reasonable in relation to the rates of payment for diverting feed grains. The Secretary may make such adjustments in acreage and yields as he determines necessary to correct for abnormal factors affecting production, and to give due consideration to tillable acreage, croprotation practices, types of soil, soil and water conservation measures, and topography. To the extent that a producer proves the actual acreages and yields for the farm, such acreages and yields shall be used in making determinations. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection (1) (1), the Secretary may, upon unanimous request of the State committee established pursuant to section 590h(b) of this title, adjust the feed grain bases for farms within any State or county to the extent he determines such adjustment to be necessary in order to establish fair and equitable feed grain bases for farms within such State or county. The Secretary may make not to exceed 50 per centum of any payments to producers in advance of determination of performance: Provided That in no event shall the Secretary in the crop years 1964 or 1965 make payments to any producers under this subsection and under section 105(d) of the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended, in excess of 20 per centum of the fair market value of any acreage involved. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection (h) (1), barley shall not be included in the

1 So in original. There is no subsection (1) (1); probably should be “subsection (b)(1)."

program for a producer of malting barley exempted pursuant to section 105(d) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 who participates only with respect to corn and grain sorghums and does not knowingly devote an acreage on the farm to barley in excess of 110 per centum of the average acreage devoted on the farm to barley in 1959 and 1960.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection, not to exceed 1 per centum of the estimated total feed grain bases for all farms in a State for any year may be reserved from the feed grain bases established for farms in the State for apportionment to farms on which there were no acreages devoted to feed grains in the crop years 1959 and 1960 on the basis of the following factors: Suitability of the land for the production of feed grains, the past experience of the farm operator in the production of feed grains, the extent to which the farm operator is dependent on income from farming for his livelihood, the production of feed grains on other farms owned, operated, or controlled by the farm operator, and such other factors as the Secretary determines should be considered for the purpose of establishing fair and equitable feed grain bases. An acreage equal to the feed grain base so established for each farm shall be deemed to have been devoted to feed grains on the farm in each of the crop years 1959 and 1960 for purposes of this subsection except that producers on such farm shall not be eligible for conservation payments for the first year for which the feed grain base is established.

(3) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may be necessary to enable the Secretary to carry out this subsection.

(4) The Secretary shall provide by regulations for the sharing of payments under this subsection among producers on the farm on a fair and equitable basis and in keeping with existing contracts.

(5) Payments in kind shall be made through the issuance of negotiable certificates which the Commodity Credit Corporation shall redeem for feed grains and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commodity Credit Corporation shall, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary, assist the producer in the marketing of such certificates. In the case of any certificate not presented for redemption within thirty days of the date of its issuance, reasonable costs of storage and other carrying charges, as determined by the Secretary, for the period beginning thirty days after its issuance and ending with the date of its presentation for redemption shall be deducted from the value of the certificate. Feed grains with which Commodity Credit Corporation redeems certificates pursuant to this paragraph shall be valued at not less than the current support price, minus that part of the current support price made available through payments in kind, plus reasonable carrying charges.

(6) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may, by mutual agreement with the producer, terminate or modify any agreement previously entered into pursuant to this subsection if he determines such action necessary because of

an emergency created by drought or other disaster, or in order to prevent or alleviate a shortage in the supply of feed grains.

(i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law

(1) For the 1966 through 1970 crops of feed grains, if the Secretary determines that the total supply of feed grains will, in the absence of an acreage diversion program, likely be excessive, taking into account the need for an adequate carryover to maintain reasonable and stable supplies and prices of feed grains and to meet any national emergency, he may formulate and carry out an acreage diversion program for feed grains, without regard to provisions which would be applicable to the regular agricultural conservation program, under which, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines, conservation payments shall be made to producers who divert acreage from the production of feed grains to an approved conservation use and increase their average acreage of cropland devoted in 1959 and 1960 to designated soil-conserving crops or practices including summer fallow and idle land by an equal amount. Payments shall be made at such rate or rates as the Secretary determines will provide producers with a fair and reasonable return for the acreage diverted, but not in excess of 50 per centum of the estimated basic county support rate, including the lowest rate of payment-in-kind, on the normal production of the acreage diverted from the commodity on the farm based on the farm projected yield per acre. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, the Secretary may permit all or any part of such diverted acreage to be devoted to the production of guar, sesame, safflower, sunflower, castor beans, mustard seed, crambe, plantago ovato, and flaxseed, if he determines that such production of the commodity is needed to provide an adequate supply, is not likely to increase the cost of the price support program, and will not adversely affect farm income subject to the condition that payment with respect to diverted acreage devoted to any such crop shall be at a rate determined by the Secretary to be fair and reasonable, taking into consideration the use of such acreage for the production of such crops, but in no event shall the payment exceed onehalf the rate which otherwise would be applicable if such acreage were devoted to conservation uses. The term "feed grains" means corn, grain sorghums, and, if designated by the Secretary, barley, and if for any crop the producer so requests for purposes of having acreage devoted to the production of wheat considered as devoted to the production of feed grains, pursuant to the provisions of section 1339c of Title 7, the term "feed grains" shall include oats and rye and barley if not designated by the Secretary as provided above: Provided, That acreages of corn, grain sorghums, and, if designated by the Secretary, barley, shall not be planted in lieu of acreages of oats and rye and barley if not designated by the Secretary as provided above: Provided further, That the acreage devoted to the production of wheat shall not be considered as an acreage of feed grains for purposes of establishing the feed grain base acreage for the farm for subsequent crops. Such feed grain diversion programs shall require the producer to take such measures as the Secretary may deem appropriate to keep such diverted acreage free from erosion, insects, weeds, and rodents. The acreage eligible for participation in the program shall be such acreage (not to exceed 50 per centum of the average acreage on the farm devoted to feed grains in the crop years 1959 and 1960 or twentyfive acres, whichever is greater) as the Secretary determines necessary to achieve the acreage reduction goal for the crop. Payments shall be made in kind. The acreage of wheat produced on the farm during the crop years 1959, 1960, and 1961, pursuant to the exemption provided in section 1335(f) of Title 7, prior to its repeal by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962, in excess of the small farm base acreage for wheat established under section 1335 of Title 7, may be taken into consideration in establishing the feed grain base acreage for the farm. The Secretary may make such adjustments in acreage as he determines necessary to correct for abnormal factors affecting production, and to give due consideration to tillable acreage, crop-rotation practices, types of soil, soil and water conservation measures, and topography. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection (i) (1), the Secretary may, upon unanimous request of the State committee established pursuant to section 590h(b) of this title, adjust the feed grain bases for farms within any State or county to the extent he determines such adjustment to be necessary in order to establish fair and equitable feed grain bases for farms within such State or county. The Secretary may make not to exceed 50 per centum of any payments to producers in advance of determination of performance. Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection, barley shall not be included in the program for a producer of malting barley exempted pursuant to section 105(e) of the Agricultural Act of 1949, who participates only with respect to corn and grain sorghums and does not knowingly devote an acreage on the farm to barley in excess of 110 per centum of the average acreage devoted on the farm to barley in 1959 and 1960.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subsection, not to exceed 1 per centum of the estimated total feed grain base for all farms in a State for any year may be reserved from the feed grain bases established for farms in the State for apportionment to farms on which there were no acreages devoted to feed grains in the crop years 1959 and 1960 on the basis of the following factors: Suitability of the land for the production of feed grains, the past experience of the farm operator in the production of feed grains, the extent to which the farm operator is dependent on income from farming for his livelihood, the production of feed grains on other farms owned, operated, or controlled by the farm

operator, and such other factors as the Secretary determines shoud be considered for the purpose of establishing fair and equitable feed grain bases. An acreage equal to the feed grain base so established for each farm shall be deemed to have been devoted to feed grains on the farm in each of the crop years 1959 and 1960 for purposes of this subsection except that producers on such farm shall not be eligible for conservation payments for the first year for which the feed grain base is established.

(3) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such amounts as may be necessary to enable the Secretary to carry out this subsection (i).

(4) The Secretary shall provide by regulations for the sharing of payments under this subsection among producers on the farm on a fair and equitable basis and in keeping with existing contracts.

(5) Payments in kind shall be made through the issuance of negotiable certificates which the Commodity Credit Corporation shall redeem for feed grains in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commodity Credit Corporation shall, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary, assist the producer in the marketing of such certificates. Feed grains with which Commodity Credit Corporation redeems certificates pursuant to this paragraph shall be valued at not less than the current support price made available through loans and purchases, plus reasonable carrying charges.

(6) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may, by mutual agreement with the producer, terminate or modify any agreement previously entered into pursuant to this subsection if he determines such action necessary because of an emergency created by drought or other disaster, or in order to prevent or alleviate a shortage in the supply of feed

grains. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, $ 16, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1, 49 Stat. 1151, and amended Aug. 7, 1956, ch. 1030, § 1, 70 Stat. 1115; Sept. 14, 1960, Pub. L. 86–793, § 1, 74 Stat. 1030; Mar. 22, 1961, Pub. L. 875, § 2, 75 Stat. 6; Aug. 8, 1961, Pub. L. 87-128, title I, § 132, title IV, $ 401, 75 Stat. 302, 319; Mar. 30, 1962, Pub. L. 87-425, § 2, 76 Stat. 50; May 15, 1962, Pub. L. 87-451, $ 4, 76 Stat. 70; Sept. 27, 1962, Pub. L. 87703, title I, § 101 (4), (5), title III, § 302, 76 Stat. 606, 612; May 20, 1963, Pub. L. 88–26, § 3, 77 Stat. 45.) Nov. 3, 1965, Pub. L. 89–321, title III, § 302, title VI, $ 602(g), 79 Stat. 1190, 1208; Oct. 11, 1968, Pub. L. 90-559, $ 1(1), 82 Stat. 996; Nov. 18, 1969, Pub. L. 91–118, $$ 1-3, 83 Stat. 194, 195; Nov. 30, 1970, Pub. L. 91-524, title VIII, $ 801, 84 Stat. 1379.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT This Act, referred to in subsec. (b) (7), is the Soll Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, which is classified to this chapter.

Section 3 of the act which added this subsection to this act, referred to in subsec. (c) (2), means section 3 of Pub. L. 87-5 which is classified as a note under this section.

Section 105(c)(4) of the Agricultural Act of 1949, referred to in subsec. (d)(1), is set out as a note under section 1441 of Title 7, Agriculture.

Section 133 of the Agricultural Act of 1961, referred to in subsec. (d) (2), is set out as a note under this section.

Sections 1831 and 1832 to 1837 of Title 7, referred to in subsec. (e) (1), were repealed by Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, $ 601, Nov. 3, 1965, 75 Stat. 1206.

Section 105(C) (6) of the Agricultural Act of 1949, referred to in subsec. (g) (1), is set out as a note under section 1441 of Title 7, Agriculture.

Section 303 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962, referred to in subsec. (g) (2), is set out as a note under this section.

Section 328 of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962, referred to in subsec. (h) (1), is set out as a note under section 1334 of Title 7, Agriculture.

Section 335(f) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, prior to its repeal by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1962, referred to in subsec. (h) (1), refers to provisions relating to exempted acreage, conditions for the exemption and effect of noncompliance therewith, which were eliminated in the 1962 Amendment of section 1335 of Title 7 by section 315 of Pub. L. 87-703.

Section 105(d) of the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended, referred to in subsec. (h) (1), is set out as a note under section 1441 of Title 7, Agriculture.

Section 105(e) of the Agricultural Act of 1949. referred to in subsec. (1) (1), is set out as a note under section 1441 of Title 7, Agriculture.

AMENDMENTS 1970—Subsec. (e) (1). Pub. L. 91-524, $ 801 (1)-(5), designated existing provisions as subpar. (A), and, in such subpar. (A) as so designated, added provisions covering assistance to retired farmers to the enumerated purposes, inserted provisions limiting to calendar years 1971, 1972, and 1973 the Secretary's authority to enter into agreements, substituted provisions requiring that agreements entered into after July 1, 1970, prohibit grazing on the acreage for provisions prohibiting annual payments for periods in excess of five years under agreements which provide for the establishment of the tree cover, and added subpar. (B).

Subsec. (e) (2). Pub. L. 91-524, $ 801 (6), authorized producers to place farms in the program If the farm was acquired by the producer to replace an eligible farm from which he was displaced through the exercise of the right of eminent domain.

Subsec. (e) (3). Pub. L. 91-524, $ 801 (12), inserted “farming opportunities and" preceding "interests of tenants and sharecroppers".

Subsec. (e) (4). Pub. L. 91-524, $ 801 (7), authorized the termination of agreements by mutual agreement with the producer if the Secretary determines that such termination would be in the public interest.

Subsec. (e) (5). Pub. L. 91–524, $ 801 (8), authorized the Secretary to use an advertising-and-bid procedure in determining the lands in any area to be covered by agreements and added provision for a percentage limitation on the total acreage placed under agreement in any county or local community.

Subsec. (e) (6). Pub. L. 91-524, $ 801(9), added subsec. (e) (6). A prior subsec. (e) (6) had been repealed by Pub. L. 89-321 in 1965.

Subsec. (e) (7). Pub. L. 91-524, $ 801 (10), (11), substituted “June 30, 1972" for "June 30, 1963" as the date after which the Commodity Credit Corporation may not make expenditures unless It has received funds to cover such expenditures from appropriations made to carry out the purposes of this subsection, extended through Dec. 31, 1973, the period during which the Secretary may not enter into agreements with producers which would require payments to producers in any calendar year under such agreements in excess of $10,000,000, and added provisions covering agreements with State and local agencies under par. (6).

1969–Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 91–118, $ 1, extended the Great Plains conservation program ten years beyond Dec. 31, 1971, to Dec. 31, 1981; authorized contracts, with respect to lands other than farms or ranches, only where erosion is so serious as to make such contracts

necessary for protection of farms or ranch lands; author. ized contracts designed to make changes (in cropping systems or land uses) needed to develop, protect, and utilize the resources of farms, ranches, and other lands; provided for carrying out the practices needed under such changed systems and uses and conservation measures on land other than farm or ranch land; authorized practices and measures in the plan for enhancing fish and wildlife and recreation resources, promoting economic use of land, and reducing or controlling agricultural related pollution as an exclusive decision of the land owner or operator; made the basis for contracts the approved conservation plans of land owners and operators developed in cooperation with the soil and water conservation district in which their lands are situated; and among other changes in the text preceding cl. (1), substituted "owners and operators of land in the Great Plains area having such control as the Secretary determines to be needed of the farms, ranches, or other lands” for “producers in the Great Plains area determined by him to have control for the contract period of the farm or ranches", "designed to assist farm. ranch, or other land-owners or operators" for "designed to assist farm and ranch operators", "cropping systems or land uses" and "cropping systems or land use" for "cropping systems and land uses" and "cropping systems and land use", "land-owner or operator shall furnish to the Secretary a plan of farming operations or land use" for "producer shall furnish to the Secretary a plan of farming operations", "climatic hazards of the area in which such land" for "climatic hazards of the area in which the farm"; provided for the agreement to be by the land owner or operator rather than the producer; included in cl. (1) effectuation of the plan for other land; inserted in cl. (11) ", after considering the recommendations of the soil and water conservation district board," and substituted "violation by the owner or operator" for "producer's violation"; included in cl. (iii) right and interest in other land and substituted "any such land" for "the farm or ranch"; and in the par. following par. (1) substituted "landowner or operator" for "producer" and inserted "and measures" following "conservation practices", in two instances.

Subsec. (b) (2). Pub. L. 91-118, § 2, substituted "land owner or operator" and "owner or operator" for "producer" and authorized the Secretary to agree to such modification of contracts previously entered into as he may determine to be desirable to accomplish equitable treatment with respect to other similar conservation, land use, or commodity programs administered by the Secretary.

Subsec. (b) (7). Pub. L. 91-118, § 3, increased the limita. tion on total cost of the program from $150,000,000 to $300,000,000.

1968-Subsec. (1) (1). Pub. L. 90–559 provided for a one year extension through 1970.

1965–Subsec. (b). Pub, L. 89-321. $ 602(g), repealed pars. (3) and (4) dealing with decrease of cropland during the period of a contract and use of land for permanent vegetation in determining acreage allotments.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 89-321, $ 602(g), repealed par. (6) providing for inclusion of agreements covering preservation of cropland and surrender of history and allot. ments in agreements entered hereunder.

Subsec. (1). Pub. L. 89-321, $ 302, added subsec. (1). 1963--Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 88-26 added subsec. (h).

1962–Subsec. (d) (1). Pub. L. 87-451 extended the crops which may be grown on diverted acreage to include other annual field crops for which price support is not made available and flax, when such crops are not in surplus supply and will not be in surplus supply when grown on the diverted acreage, and prescribed the rate of pay. ment and its limits.

Pub. L. 87-425 preserved the eligibility of a producer on a summer-fallow farm for participation in the special agricultural conservation program of 1962 for corn and grain sorghums, deeming any excess of acreage devoted to barley in 1962 over the average acreage devoted to barley in 1959 and 1960 as planted to corn and grain sorghums.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 87–703, § 101(4), added subsec. (e).

Subsec. (1). Pub. L. 87-703, $ 101(5), added subsec. (1). Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 87-703, $ 302, added subsec. (8).

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