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COMMODITY STABILIZATION SERVICE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

COMPILATION

OF

STATUTES RELATING

TO

Soil Conservation, Marketing Quotas and Allotments, Soil Bank, Commodity Credit Corporation, Price Support, Export and Surplus Removal, Crop Insurance, Sugar Payments and Quotas, Marketing Agreements and Orders, and Related Statutes

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Prefatory Note

This is a compilation of the provisions of legislation administered by the Commodity Stabilization Service and related legislation. Certain provisions of law which were applicable to prior years or crops, but which have not been repealed by the Congress, have been omitted from this compilation. Citations to the United States Code at the end of sections and subsections are to the 1952 edition of the Code and Sp lement thereto. }. statutes contained in this compilation are subject to the provisions of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953 (18 F. R. 3219, 67 Stat. 633, 5 U. S. C. 133z–15, note), prepared by the President and transmitted to the Senate and House of Representatives on March 25, 1953, pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949 (5 U. § C. 133z to 133z–15). The plan transfers to the Secretary of Agriculture all functions not then vested in him of all other officers and of all agencies and employees of the Department of Agriculture, except functions vested by the Administrative Procedure Act in hearing examiners employed by the Department and functions of the corporations of the Department, the Boards of Directors and officers of such corporations, the Advisory Board of the Commodity Credit Corporation, and the Farm Credit Administration.

NOTE:-This Handbook is a revision of and supersedes Agriculture Handbook No. 113, dated January 1, 1957.

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PART I. SOIL CONSERVATION AND DOMESTIC

ALLOTMENT ACT, AS AMENDED

Sec. 1. Policy of Congress..

Sec. 2. Lands on which preventive measures may be taken.

Sec. 3. Benefits for non-Government-controlled lands..

Sec. 4. Cooperation of governmental agencies, personnel, and supplies...

Sec. 5. Establishment of “Soil Conservation Service".

Sec. 6. Appropriation authorized..

Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1944. Sec. 302 (b). Sale of

supplies by the Soil Conservation Service to other Government activities.

Sec. 7. Agricultural conservation policy and State plans.

Sec. 8. Payments and grants of aid.-

Agricultural Act of 1954. Sec. 503. No limitation upon number of terms

of county committees members.--

Department of Agriculture Organic Act of 1956. Sec. 6 (b). Payments

conditional upon soil-building and soil- and water-conserving practices-

Public Law 85–278. Two county committees established in one county in

certain States.

Naval stores conservation program..

Public Law 85–25. Deferred grazing program.

Sec. 9. Surveys, investigations, and reports--

Sec. 10. "Agricultural commodity" defined.

Sec. 11. Availability of funds...

Sec. 12. Expansion of markets and crop insurance advance..

Sec. 13. Execution of powers of Secretary by Production and Marketing

Administration.---

Sec. 14. Finality of payments.-

Sec. 15. Appropriation authorization and allocating of funds_

Sec. 16 (a). Limitation on obligations incurred..

Sec. 16 (b). Great Plains Conservation Program.

Sec. 17. Scope of Act and definition of "State”.

TITLE III. LOANS, PARITY PAYMENTS, CONSUMER SAFE-

GUARDS, MARKETING QUOTAS, AND MARKETING CER-

TIFICATES

SUBTITLE A. DEFINITIONS, PARITY PAYMENTS, AND

CONSUMER SAFEGUARDS

Sec. 301. Definitions...

Agricultural Act of 1948. Sec. 302 (f). Parity and parity prices.

Sec. 303. Parity payments..-

Sec. 304, Consumer safeguards..

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