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1961–Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 87–128, $ 401, substituted "may be entered into" and "with respect to" for "shall be in effect" and "on", respectively, in the third sentence.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 87-5 added subsec. (c).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 87–128, $ 132, added subsec. (d).

1960—Subsec. (b) (3). Pub. L. 86–793, $ 1(1), provided that cropland acreage is not to be decreased by reason of maintaining changes in land use from cultivated cropland to permanent vegetation, carried out under any contract heretofore or hereafter entered into, for such period after the expiration of the contract as is equal to the period of the contract.

Subsec. (b) (4). Pub. L. 86–793, § 1(2), included as acreage devoted to the commodity, that acreage changed from cultivated cropland to permanent vegetation under any contract heretofore or hereafter entered into, and which is maintained as such after expiration of the contract for a period equal to that of the contract.

1956_Act Aug. 7, 1956, designated exitsing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).

SAVINGS PROVISIONS Section 602 (8) of Pub. L. 89-321 (which repealed subsecs. (b), (3), (4) and (e) (6) of this section) provided in part that all rights accruing under repealed subsecs. (b) (3), (4) and (e) (6) of this section to persons who entered into contracts or agreements prior to such repeal shall be preserved. PAYMENTS IN CASH AND KIND UNDER 1963 FEED GRAIN

PROGRAM Section 303 of Pub. L. 87-703 provided that: “Payments in cash shall be made by Commodity Credit Corporation and payments in kind shall be made through the issuance of negotiable certificates which the Commodity Credit Corporation shall redeem for feed grains (valued at not less than the support price minus that part of the support price made available through payments in kind) 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 at such time and in such manner as the Secretary determines will best effectuate the purposes of the special feed grain program for 1963 authorized by this Act. 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." PAYMENTS IN CASH AND KIND UNDER 1962 FEED GRAIN

PROGRAM Section 133 of Pub. L. 87–128 provided that: “Payments in cash shall be made by Commodity Credit Corporation and 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 at such time and in such manner as the Secretary determines will best effectuate the purposes of the special feed grain program for 1962 authorized by this Act. 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."

PAYMENTS IN KIND UNDER 1961 FEED GRAIN PROGRAM

Section 3 of Pub. L. 87-5 provided that: “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 at such time and in such manner as the Secretary determines will best effectuate the purposes of the 1961 Feed Grain Program authorized by this Act (adding subsec. (c) to this section and enacting notes set out under this section and section 1441 of Title 7, Agriculture). In the case of any certificate not presented for redemption within 30 days of the date of its issuance, reasonable costs of storage and other carrying charges, as determined by the Secretary, for the period beginning 30 days after its issuance and ending with the date of its presentation for redemption shall be deducted from the value of the certificate." LIMITATION IN EMERGENCY ON PARTICIPATION IN 1963

FEED GRAIN CONSERVATION PROGRAM Section 304 of Pub. L. 87–703 provided that: "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may place such limits on the extent that producers may participate in the special feed grain conservation program for 1963 authorized by this Act as he determines necessary because of an emergency created by drought or other disaster, or in order to prevent or alleviate a shortage in the supply of corn, grain sorghums, or barely." LIMITATION IN EMERGENCY ON PARTICIPATION IN 1962 FEED

GRAIN CONSERVATION PROGRAM Section 134 of Pub. L. 87–128 provided that: "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may place such limits on the extent that producers may participate in the special feed grain conservation program for 1962 authorized by this Act as he determines necessary because of an emergency created by drought or other disaster, or in order to prevent or alleviate a shortage in the supply of corn, grain sorghums, or barley."

REPORT TO CONGRESS Section 4 of Pub. L. 87-5 required the Secretary, not later than 90 days after Mar. 22, 1961, to submit to the Congress a detailed report, including estimates where final figures are not available, setting forth but not limited to the number and percent of cooperators under Pub. L. 87-5, the acreage retired from production by States, the cash payments made, the quantity and kind of feed grains made available under the payment-in-kind provisions of the Act and the value thereof, the overall cost of the program, the estimated savings compared with the program in effect before Pub. L. 87-5, became effective, and such other information as will indicate the progress, cost. and reduction of surpluses under Pub. L. 87–5. DIVERSION PROGRAMS: GOOD FAITH PERFORMANCE;

PAYMENTS Performance in good faith as meeting requirements of subsecs. (c), (d), and (g) of this section and authorizing payments, see section 1339a of Title 7, Agriculture.

CROSS REFERENCES Commodity Credit Corporation loans, see section 1391 of Title 7, Agriculture.

Utilization of local agencies, see sction 1388 of Title 7.

Wheat marketing quotas, penalty provisions, see sections 1330(7) and 1340(7) of Title 7.

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in sections 590h-4, 590n of this title; title 7 sections 1305, 1330.

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$ 590p-1. Limitation on wetlands drainage assistance

to aid wildlife preservation; termination of limitation; redetermination of need for assistance

upon change of ownership of lands. The Secretary of Agriculture shall not enter into an agreement in the States of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota to provide financial or technical assistance for wetland drainage on a farm under authority of this chapter, if the Secretary of the Interior has made a finding that wildlife preservation will be materially harmed on that farm by such drainage and that preservation of such land in its undrained status will materially contribute to wildlife preservation and such finding, identifying specifically the farm and the land on that farm with respect to which the finding was made, has been filed with the Secretary of Agriculture within ninety days after the filing of the application for drainage assistance: Provided, That the limitation against furnishing such financial or technical assistance shall terminate (1) at such time as the Secretary of the Interior notifies the Secretary of Agriculture that such limitation should not be applicable, (2) one year after the date on which the adverse finding of the Secretary of the Interior was filed unless during that time an offer has been made by the Secretary of the Interior or a State govern

ment agency to lease or to purchase the wetland area from the owner thereof as a waterfowl resource, or (3) five years after the date on which such adverse finding was filed if such an offer to lease or to purchase such wetland area has not been accepted by the owner thereof: Provided further, That upon any change in the ownership of the land with respect to which such adverse finding was filed, the eligibility of such land for such financial or technical assistance shall be redetermined in accordance with the provisions of this section. (Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, § 16A, as added Oct. 2, 1962, Pub. L. 87-732, 76 Stat. 696.)

5. Agricultural Credit for Pollution Control

7 U.S.C. 1921-1926

Sec. 1921. Congressional findings. 1922. Persons eligible for loans. 1923. Purposes of loans; preferences. 1924. Soil and water conservation, and recreational facil

ities and uses, loans. 1925. Limitation on amount of loan. 1926. Water and waste facility loans and grants.

(a) Criteria; definitions; limitation on allowable

uses of Federal funds; inclusion of interest or other income in gross income on sale

of insured loan. (b) Curtallment or limitation of service pro

hibited. (c) Repealed. (d) Carryover of unused authorizations for ap

propriations.

$ 1921. Congressional findings.

The Congress finds that the statutory authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, hereinafter referred to in this chapter as the “Secretary," for making and insuring loans to farmers and ranchers should be revised and consolidated to provide for more effective credit services to farmers. (Pub. L. 87-128, title III, § 301(b), Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 307.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT In the original “this chapter" read “this title", meaning the Consolidated Farmers Home Administration Act of 1961, title III, of Pub. L. 87-128. For distribution of such title in the Code, see Short Title note under this section,

CODIFICATION Section is comprised of subsec. (b) of section 301 of Pub. L. 87-128. Subsec. (a) of such section 301 contains citation of title III of Pub. L. 87-128 and is set out as a note under this section.

effective until December 7, 1961." See section 341(a) of Pub. L. 87-128, set out as a note under this section.

SHORT TITLE Section 301(a) of Pub. L. 87–128 provided that: “This title (enacting this chapter and section 1013a of this title, repealing sections 1001—1005d, 10060—1006e, 1007, 1008, 1009, 1014—1025, 1027—1029 of this title, sections 1148a-1 to 1148a-3 of Title 12, and sections 590r to 590x-4 of Title 16, and enacting provisions set out as a note under this section) may be cited as the 'Consolidated Farmers Home Administration Act of 1961'." REFERENCES IN OTHER LAWS TO BANKHEAD-JONES FARM

TENANT ACT OR WATER FACILITIES ACT; REPEALS; SAVINGS
AND SEPARATE PROVISIONS
Section 341 of Pub. L. 87–128 provided that:

"(a) Reference to any provisions of the BankheadJones Farm Tenant Act or the Act of August 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 869), as amended, superseded by any provision of this title (this chapter) shall be construed as referring to the appropriate provision of this title (this chapter). Titles I, II, and IV of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, as amended, and the Act of August 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 869), as amended, the Act of April 6, 1949 (63 Stat. 43), as amended, and the Act of August 31, 1954 (68 Stat. 999). as amended, are hereby repealed effective one hundred and twenty days after enactment hereof (Aug. 8. 1961]. or such earlier date as the Provisions of this title [this chapter) are made effective by the Secretary's regulations except that the repeal of section 2(C) of the Act of April 6, 1949, shall not be effective prior to January 1, 1962. The foregoing provisions shall not have the effect of repealing the amendments to section 24, chapter 6 of the Federal Reserve Act (section 371 of Title 12). as amended, section 5200 of the Revised Statutes (section 84 of Title 12), section 35 of chapter III of the Act approved June 19, 1934 (D.C. Code, title 35, Section 535). enacted by section 15 of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act, as amended, and by section 10(f) of the Act of August 28, 1937 (50 Stat. 869), as amended.

“(b) The repeal of any provision of law by this title (this chapter) shall not

(1) affect the validity of any action taken or obligation entered into pursuant to the authority of any of said Acts, or

“(2) prejudice the application of any person with respect to receiving assistance under the provisions of this title (this chapter), solely because such person is obligated to the Secretary under authorization contained in any such repealed provision.

"(c) If any provision of this title (this chapter) or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the title [this chapter, and the application of such provision to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected thereby."

EFFECTIVE DATE Section 300.1 of Title 6, Code of Federal Regulations, promulgated on Oct. 15, 1961, by the Administrator of the Farmers Home Administration, published in 26 F.R. 10031, provides: "The Consolidated Farmers Home Administration Act of 1961 (7 U.S.C. 1921) (this chapter), is hereby made effective on October 15, 1961, except (a) as to its authorizations to make and sell insured loans with 41/2 percent yield to the lender and a three-year repurchase agreement which was made effective by regulations issued on September 13, 1961 (26 F.R. 9307), pursuant to assignment of functions contained in 26 F.R. 7888, and (b) that the provisions of Title IV of the Bankhead-Jones Farm Tenant Act which requires mineral reservations in lands disposed of under Title III of that Act (sections 1010-1012 of this title] shall not become

not including recreational uses and facilities, and (b) without regard to the requirements of section 1922 (2) and (3) of this title, to individual farmowners or tenants to finance outdoor recreational enterprises or to convert to recreational uses their farming or ranching operations, including those heretofore financed under this chapter. (Pub. L. 87128, title III, $ 304, Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 308; Pub. L. 90-488, § 2, Aug. 15, 1968, 82 Stat. 770.)

$ 1922. Persons eligible for loans.

The Secretary is authorized to make and insure loans under this subchapter to farmers and ranchers in the United States and in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands who (1) are citizens of the United States, (2) have a farm background, except with respect to veterans as defined in section 1983(e) of this title, a farm background shall not be required as a condition precedent to obtaining any loan, and either training or farming experience which the Secretary determines is sufficient to assure reasonable prospects of success in the proposed farming operations, (3) are or will become owner-operators of not larger than family farms, and (4) are unable to obtain sufficient credit elsewhere to finance their actual needs at reasonable rates and terms, taking into consideration prevailing private and cooperative rates and terms in the community in or near which the applicant resides for loans for similar purposes and periods of time. (Pub. L. 87-128, title III, § 302, Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 307; Pub. L. 91-620, $ 2, Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1862.)

AMENDMENTS 1970—Pub. L. 91-620 provided that with respect to veterans as defined in section 1983(e) of this title, a farm background shall not be required as a condition precedent to obtaining any loan.

REFERENCES IN TEXT In the original "this chapter" read “this title", meaning the Consolidated Farmers Home Administration Act of 1961, Title III of Pub. L. 87-128. For distribution of such Title in the Code, see Short Title note under section 1921 of this title.

AMENDMENTS 1968—Pub. L. 90–488 designated existing provisions as cl. (a), excluded therefrom recreational uses and facilities, and added cl. (b).

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in section 1925 of this title.

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in sections 1924, 1925 of this title.

$ 1925. Limitation on amount of loan.

The Secretary shall make or insure no loan under sections 1922, 1923, and 1924 of this title which would cause (a) the unpaid indebtedness against the farm or other security at the time the loan is made to exceed $100,000 or the normal value of the farm or other security, or (b) the loan to exceed the amount certified by the county committee. In determining the normal value of the farm, the Secretary shall consider appraisals made by competent appraisers under rules established by the Secretary. Such appraisals shall take into consideration both the normal agricultural value and the normal market value of the farm. (Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 305, Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 308; Pub. L. 91-620, § 1, Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1862.)

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$ 1923. Purposes of loans; preferences.

Loans may be made or insured under this subchapter for (1) acquiring, enlarging, or improving farms, including farm buildings, land and water development, use and conservation, (2) recreational uses and facilities, (3) enterprises needed to supplement farm income, (4) refinancing existing indebtedness, and (5) loan closing costs. In making or insuring loans for farm purchase, the Secretary shall give preference to persons who are married or have dependent families and, wherever practicable, to persons who are able to make initial downpayments, or who are owners of livestock and farm implements necessary successfully to carry on farming operations. (Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 303, Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 307; Pub. L. 87-703, title IV, § 401(1), Sept. 27, 1962, 76 Stat. 631; Pub. L. 90-488, § 1, Aug. 15, 1968, 82 Stat. 770.)

AMENDMENTS 1968-Pub. L. 90-488 designated existing provisions as cls. (1), (2), (4), (5), and added cl. (3).

1962-Pub. L. 87-703 authorized loans to be made or insured for recreational uses and facilities.

& 1926. Water and waste facility loans and grants. (a) Criteria; definitions; limitation on allowable uses

of Federal funds; inclusion of interest or other income in gross income on sale of insured loan. (1) The Secretary is also authorized to make or insure loans to associations, including corporations not operated for profit, and public and quasipublic agencies to provide for the application or establishment of soil conservation practices, shifts in land use, the conservation, develoment, use, and control of water, and the installation or improvement of drainage or waste disposal facilities, and recreational developments, all primarily serving farmers, ranchers, farm tenants, farm laborers, and other rural residents, and to furnish financial assistance or other aid in planning projects for such purposes. When any loan made for a purpose specified in this paragraph is sold out of the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund as an insured loan, the interest or other income thereon paid to an insured holder shall be included in gross income for purposes of chapter 1 of Title 26.

(2) The Secretary is authorized to make grants aggregating not to exceed $100,000,000 in any fiscal year to such associations to finance specific proj

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in section 1925 of this title.

$ 1924. Soil and water conservation, and recreational

facilities and uses, loans. Loans may also be made or insured under this subchapter (a) to any farmowners or tenants without regard to the requirements of section 1922 (1), (2), and (3) of this title for the purposes only of land and water development, use and conservation,

ects for works for the development, storage, treatment, purification, or distribution of water or the collection, treatment, or disposal of waste in rural areas. The amount of any grant made under the authority of this paragraph shall not exceed 50 per centum of the development cost of the project to serve the area which the association determines can be feasibly served by the facility and to adequately serve the reasonably foreseeable growth needs of the area.

(3) No grant shall be made under paragraph (2) of this subsection in connection with any facility unless the Secretary determines that the project (i) will serve a rural area which is not likely to decline in population below that for which the facility was designed, (ii) is designed and constructed so that adequate capacity will be or can be made available to serve the present population of the area to the extent feasible and to serve the reasonably foreseeable growth needs of the area, or (iii) is necessary for orderly community development consistent with a comprehensive community water or sewer development plant of the rural area and not inconsistent with any planned development under State, county, or municipal plans approved as offcial plans by competent authority for the area in which the rural community is located and the Secretary shall establish regulations requiring the submission of all applications for financial assistance under this chapter to the county or municipal government in which the proposed project is to be located for review and comment by such agency within a designated period of time. Until October 1, 1971, the Secretary may make grants prior to the completion of the comprehensive plan, if the preparation of such plan has been undertaken for the area.

(4) (A) The term "development cost" means the cost of construction of a facility and the land, easements, and rights-of-way, and water rights necessary to the construction and operation of the facility.

(B) The term "project" shall include facilities providing central service or facilities serving individual properties, or both.

(5) No loan or grant shall be made under this subsection which would cause the unpaid principal indebtedness of any association under this chapter and under the Act of August 28, 1937, as amended, together with the amount of any assistance in the form of a grant to exceed $4,000,000 at any one time.

(6) The Secretary may make grants aggregating not to exceed $15,000,000 in any fiscal year to public bodies or such other agencies as the Secretary may determine having authority to prepare official comprehensive plans for the development of water or sewer systems in rural areas which do not have funds available for immediate undertaking of the preparation of such plan.

(7) Rural areas, for the purposes of water and waste disposal projects shall not include any area in any city or town which has a population in excess of 5,500 inhabitants.

(8) In each instance where the Secretary receives two or more applications for financial assistance for

projects that would serve substantially the same group of residents within a single rural area, and one such application is submitted by a city, town, county or other unit of general local government, he shall, in the absence of substantial reasons to the contrary, provide such assistance to such city, town, county or other unit of general local government.

(9) No Federal funds shall be authorized for use unless it be certified by the appropriate State water pollution control agency that the water supply system authorized will not result in pollution of waters of the State in excess of standards established by that agency.

(10) In the case of sewers and waste disposal system, no Federal funds shall be advanced hereunder unless the appropriate State water pollution control agency shall certify that the effluent there. from shall conform with appropriate State and Federal water pollution control standards when and where established. (b) Curtailment or limitation of service prohibited.

The service provided or made available through any such association shall not be curtailed or limited by inclusion of the area served by such association within the boundaries of any municipal corporation or other public body, or by the granting of any private franchise for similar service within such area during the term of such loan; nor shall the happening of any such event be the basis of requiring such association to secure any franchise, license. or permit as a condition to continuing to serve the area served by the association at the time of the occurrence of such event. (c) Repealed. Pub. L. 91-606, title III, § 302(2), Dec. 31,

1970, 84 Stat. 1759. (d) Carryover of unused authorizations for appropri

ations. Any amounts appropriated under this section shall remain available until expended, and any amounts authorized for any fiscal year under this section but not appropriated may be appropriated for any succeeding fiscal year. (Pub. L. 87-128, title III, § 306, Aug. 8, 1961, 75 Stat. 308; Pub. L. 87-703, title IV, § 401(2), Sept. 27, 1962, 76 Stat. 632; Pub. L. 89-240; § 1, Oct. 7, 1965, 79 Stat. 931; Pub. L. 90-488, $$ 3–5, Aug. 15, 1968, 82 Stat. 770; Pub. L. 91-524, title VIII, § 806(a), Nov. 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 1383; Pub. L. 91-606, title III, § 302(2), Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1759; Pub. L. 91–617, § 1(a), Dec. 31, 1970, 84 Stat. 1855.)

REFERENCES IN TEXT This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a) of this section, was in the original “this Act", meaning the Consolidated Farmers Home Administration Act of 1961. For classification of this Act, see Snort Title note set out under section 1921 of this title.

The Act of August 28, 1937, as amended, referred to in subsec. (a) (5), refers to act Aug. 28, 1937, ch. 870, 50 Stat. 869, as amended, which was formerly classified to sections 590r to 590x4 of Title 16, Conservation, was repealed by section 341(a) of Pub. L. 87–128, and is now covered by this chapter.

AMENDMENTS 1970—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 91-617 required inclusion in gross income of the interest or other income paid to an insured holder when any loan made for a purpose specified in subsec. (a) (1) is sold out of the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund as an insured loan.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 91-606 repealed subsec. (c), added by Pub. L. 89-769, $ 6(b), Nov. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 1318, which related to loans to associations in areas suffering major disasters. See section 4401 et seq. of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 91-524 added subsec. (d).

1968–Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90-488 substituted "$100,000,000" for "$50,000,000" in par. (2), "October 1, 1971" for "October 1, 1968" in par. (3), and “$15,000,000" for "$5,000,000" in par. (6), respectively.

1966—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 89-769 added subsec. (c).

1965—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 89-246 designated existing provisions as par. (1), struck out “Including the development of recreational facilities" following "shifts in land use", substituted "drainage or waste disposal facilities" for "drainage facilities", inserted "and recreational aevelopments", deleted provisions which prohibited loans which would cause an association's unpaid principal indebtedness to exceed $500,000, in the case of direct loans and $1,000,000 in the case of insured loans at any one time, and added pars. (2)–(10).

1962--Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 87-703 authorized loans to be made or insured to provide for the application or establishment of shifts in land use including the development of recreational facilities.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1970 AMENDMENT Section 1(b) of Pub. L. 91-617 provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) (to subsec. (a) (1) of this section) shall apply to the insured loans sold out of the Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund after the date of the enactment of this Act (Dec. 31, 1970)."

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1966 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 89-769 applicable with respect to any major disaster occurring after Oct. 3, 1964, see section 14 of Pub. L. 89-769, set out as a note under section 1855aa of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare.

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS This section is referred to in sections 1927, 1983 of this title and in title 42 secticns 1855dd, 3914,

6. Cropland Adjustment for Pollution Control

7 U.S.C. 1838

1838.

Conversion of cropland into vegetative cover, water

storage, wildlife and conservation uses; contracts with farmers. (a) Authority for calendar years 1965

through 1970; term of agreements. (b) Terms of agreement; specifically desig

nated acreage; land use. (c) Federal costs; annual adjustment pay

ment. (d) Advertising and bid procedures. (e) Annual adjustment payment; limita

tion. (f) Termination or modification of agree

ments. (g) Allotment histories. (h) Utilization of local, county, and State

committees. (1) Transfer of funds. (1) Conservation of open spaces, natural

beauty, and recreational resources,

and prevention of pollution. (k) Limitation on payments during any cal

endar year. (1) Use of facilities of Commodity Credit

Corporation. (m) Payment to successor upcn death, in

competence, or disappearance of pro

ducer entitled to payment. (n) Sharing of compensation or payments

with tenants and sharecroppers. (0) Effect of diversion on commodity pro

grams.
(p) Advisory Board on Wildlife; member-

ship.
(q) Rules and regulations.

1965 through 1970 under which agreements would be entered into with producers as hereinafter provided for periods of not less than five nor more than ten years. No agreement shall be entered into under this section concerning land with respect to which the ownership has changed in the three-year period preceding the first year of the agreement period unless the new ownership was acquired by will or succession as a result of the death of the previous owner, or unless the new ownership was acquired prior to January 1, 1965, under other circumstances which the Secretary determines, and specifies by regulation, will give adequate assurance that such land was not acq ed for the purpose of placing it in the program: Provided, That this provision shall not be construed to prohibit the continuation of an agreement by a new owner after an agreement has once been entered into under this section: Provided further, That the Secretary shall not require a person who has operated the land to be covered by an agreement under this section for as long as three years preceding the date of the agreement and who controls the land for the agreement period to own the land as a condition of eligibility for entering into the agreement. The foregoing provision shall not prevent a producer from placing a farm in the program if the farm was acquired by the producer to replace an eligible farm from which he was displaced because of its acquisition by any Federal, State, or other agency having the right of eminent domain. (b) Terms of agreement; specifically designated acre

age; land use. The producer shall agree (1) to carry out on a specifically designated acreage of land on the farm regularly used in the production of crops (including crops, such as tame hay, alfalfa, and clovers, which do not require annual tillage and which have been planted within five years preceding the date of the agreement), hereinafter called "designated acreage", and maintain for the agreement period practices or uses which will conserve soil, water, or forest resources, or establish or protect or con

§ 1838. Conversion of cropland into vegetative cover,

water storage, wildlife and conservation uses;

contracts with farmers. (a) Authority for calendar years 1965 through 1970;

term of agreements. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for the purpose of reducing the costs of farm programs, assisting farmers in turning their land to nonagricultural uses, promoting the development and conservation of the Nation's soil, water, forest, wildlife, and recreational resources, establishing, protecting, and conserving open spaces and natural beauty, the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to formulate and carry out a program during the calendar years

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