US (United States) Code. Title 7. Chapter 46: Soil Bank Program

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7 USC CHAPTER 45 - SOIL BANK PROGRAM 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 45 - SOIL BANK PROGRAM

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SUBCHAPTER I - GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec.

1801 to 1816. Repealed.

SUBCHAPTER II - ACREAGE RESERVE PROGRAM

1821 to 1824. Repealed.

SUBCHAPTER III - CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM

1831. Repealed.

1831a. Contract restrictions.

1832 to 1837. Repealed.

SUBCHAPTER IV - CROPLAND ADJUSTMENTS

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 designated

acreage; land use.

(c) Federal costs; annual adjustment payment.

(d) Advertising and bid procedures.

(e) Annual adjustment payment; limitation.

(f) Termination or modification of agreements.

(g) Allotment histories.

(h) Utilization of local, county, and State

committees.

(i) Transfer of funds.

(j) Conservation of open spaces, natural beauty, and

recreational resources, and prevention of

pollution.

(k) Limitation on payments during any calendar year.

(l) Use of facilities of Commodity Credit

Corporation.

(m) Payment to successor upon death, incompetence, or

disappearance of producer entitled to payment.

(n) Sharing of compensation or payments with tenants

and sharecroppers.

(o) Effect of diversion on commodity programs.

(p) Advisory Board on Wildlife; membership.

(q) Regulations.

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Sec. 1801 to 1816. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, Sec. 601,

Nov. 3, 1965, 79 Stat. 1206

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Section 1801, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 102, 70

Stat. 188, set out Congressional declaration of policy underlying

Soil Bank Program set out in subchapters I to III of this chapter.

Section 1802, acts May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 114, 70

Stat. 196; Aug. 28, 1957, Pub. L. 85-203, Sec. 3, 71 Stat. 478;

Apr. 7, 1958, Pub. L. 85-369, 72 Stat. 81, placed an ineligibility

sanction upon failure to comply with acreage allotments.

Section 1803, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 115, 70

Stat. 196, prohibited reapportionment or allotment to any other

farm of acreage diverted from production as a result of

participation in acreage reserve or conservation reserve programs.

Section 1804, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 116, 70

Stat. 196, provided for filing of certificate of claimants for

payment or compensation in form prescribed by Secretary attesting

to claimant's compliance with all requirements.

Section 1805, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 117, 70

Stat. 196, directed Secretary to utilize services of local, county,

and State soil conservation committees.

Section 1806, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 118, 70

Stat. 196, directed Secretary to consult with conservation,

forestry, and agricultural agencies in formation of State and local

programs and to utilize Federal agencies to coordinate programs and

to provide technical background.

Section 1807, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 119, 70

Stat. 196, directed Secretary to utilize existing land use

capability data including Soil Conservation Service's capability

surveys and to carry forward to completion the nation's basic land

inventory.

Section 1808, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 120, 70

Stat. 197, authorized Secretary to utilize Commodity Credit

Corporation in carrying out Soil Bank Program and allowed transfer

to Federal and State agencies of funds available for carrying out

purposes of program.

Section 1809, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 121, 70

Stat. 197, provided for finality of determinations forming basis of

payment or compensation by Secretary and authorized him to make

payment in any fair or reasonable manner reflected in appropriate

regulations in case of death, incompetence, or disappearance of

producers entitled to payment.

Section 1810, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 122, 70

Stat. 197, required Secretary to provide adequate safeguards for

tenants and sharecroppers.

Section 1811, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 123, 70

Stat. 198, set penalty for grazing or harvesting any crop on

acreage in violation of a Soil Bank contract and provided for

recovery of penalties by means of civil suits.

Section 1812, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 124, 70

Stat. 198, authorized Secretary to promulgate rules and regulations

to carry out Soil Bank Program.

Section 1813, acts May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 125, 70

Stat. 198; Apr. 9, 1960, Pub. L. 86-423, Sec. 2, 74 Stat. 42,

restricted leasing of government owned land for production of price

supported crops in surplus supply.

Section 1814, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 126, 70

Stat. 198, authorized Secretary to permit farmers to pool their

rights to participate jointly in conservation reserve program on

property other than their home farms.

Section 1815, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 127, as

added May 16, 1958, Pub. L. 85-413, 72 Stat. 118, authorized

Secretary to provide fair and equitable treatment for producers who

entered into acreage reserve or conservation reserve contracts

based upon incorrect information furnished under 1956 program

through compensation for losses.

Section 1816, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 128, as

added Sept. 14, 1959, Pub. L. 86-265, 73 Stat. 552, authorized

Secretary to pay compensation to a producer in order to provide

fair and equitable treatment when producer has suffered losses

because of inaccurate information forming the basis for contract if

producer relied in good faith upon inaccurate information.

SAVINGS PROVISION

Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, Sec. 601, Nov. 3, 1965, 79 Stat. 1206,

provided that the Soil Bank Act of 1956 (former subchapters I to

III of this chapter) shall remain in effect with respect to

contracts entered into thereunder prior to its repeal by section

601 of Pub. L. 89-321.

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Sec. 1821 to 1824. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, Sec. 601,

Nov. 3, 1965, 79 Stat. 1206

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Section 1821, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 103, 70

Stat. 189, authorized Secretary to carry out acreage reserve

program and spelled out terms of eligibility, provisions of

contract, and acreage reduction compensation.

Section 1822, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 104, 70

Stat. 190, required Secretary to establish a national reserve

acreage goal and to set limits to be placed upon individual

participation in program.

Section 1823, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 105, 70

Stat. 190, established method of compensating producers for

participating in program through issuance of negotiable

certificates redeemable by Commodity Credit Corporation, provided

for setting of rates of compensation, and set limits upon total

compensation to be paid for wheat, cotton, corn, peanuts, rice, and

tobacco.

Section 1824, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 106, 70

Stat. 191, required crediting of reserve acreages as though such

acreages had actually been devoted to production of commodity when

establishing farm acreage allotments under Agricultural Adjustment

Act of 1938, as amended.

SAVINGS PROVISION

Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, Sec. 601, Nov. 3, 1965, 79 Stat. 1206,

provided that the Soil Bank Act of 1956 (former subchapters I to

III of this chapter) shall remain in effect with respect to

contracts entered into thereunder prior to its repeal by section

601 of Pub. L. 89-321.

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Sec. 1831. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, Sec. 601, Nov. 3,

1965, 79 Stat. 1206

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Section, acts May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 107, 70 Stat.

191; June 11, 1960, Pub. L. 86-507, Sec. 1(8), 74 Stat. 200; June

29, 1961, Pub. L. 87-62, Sec. 1(a), 75 Stat. 129; July 3, 1962,

Pub. L. 87-521, 76 Stat. 135, set out terms to be included in

producers' contracts under conservation reserve program and made

provisions for use of advertising and bid procedures, termination

of contracts, and notice, hearing, and judicial review of

Secretary's action in terminating a contract.

SAVINGS PROVISION

Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, Sec. 601, Nov. 3, 1965, 79 Stat. 1206,

provided that the Soil Bank Act of 1956 (former subchapters I to

III of this chapter) shall remain in effect with respect to

contracts entered into thereunder prior to its repeal by section

601 of Pub. L. 89-321.

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Sec. 1831a. Contract restrictions

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On and after June 13, 1958 no conservation reserve contract shall

be entered into which provides for (1) payments for conservation

practices in excess of the average rate for comparable practices

under the environmental quality incentives program established

under chapter 4 of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security Act

of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3839aa et seq.), or (2) annual rental payments

in excess of 20 per cent of the value of the land placed under

contract, such value to be determined without regard to physical

improvements thereon or geographic location thereof. In

determining the value of the land for this purpose, the county

committee shall take into consideration the estimate of the

landowner or operator as to the value of such land as well as his

certificate as to the production history and productivity of such

land.

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(Pub. L. 85-459, title I, Sec. 101, June 13, 1958, 72 Stat. 195;

Pub. L. 104-127, title III, Sec. 336(a)(2)(A), Apr. 4, 1996, 110

Stat. 1005.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Food Security Act of 1985, referred to in text, is Pub. L.

99-198, Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1354, as amended. Chapter 4 of

subtitle D of title XII of the Act is classified generally to part

IV (Sec. 3839aa et seq.) of subchapter IV of chapter 58 of Title

16, Conservation. For complete classification of this Act to the

Code, see Short Title of 1985 Amendment note set out under section

1281 of this title and Tables.

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CODIFICATION

Section was not enacted as part of the Soil Bank Act which

comprised this chapter.

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-127 substituted ''environmental quality

incentives program established under chapter 4 of subtitle D of

title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985'' for ''Agricultural

Conservation Program''.

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Sec. 1832 to 1837. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, Sec. 601,

Nov. 3, 1965, 79 Stat. 1206

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Section 1832, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 108, 70

Stat. 194, required Secretary to make and announce determination of

a national conservation reserve goal, set out considerations to be

used in distributing goal among States and major crop production

regions, and provided for a report to Congress.

Section 1833, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 109, 70

Stat. 194, authorized Secretary to enter into conservation reserve

program contracts, set term for such contracts, and placed a limit

of $450,000,000 annually upon payments made to producers.

Section 1834, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 110, 70

Stat. 194, authorized Secretary to terminate or modify contracts by

mutual agreement with producers.

Section 1835, act May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 111, 70

Stat. 195, authorized Secretary to purchase or produce conservation

materials and services and make them available to producers under

conservation reserve program.

Section 1836, acts May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 112, 70

Stat. 195; Sept. 14, 1960, Pub. L. 86-793, Sec. 2, 74 Stat. 1030,

prohibited reduction of cropland acreage by reason of any action

taken in carrying out a conservation reserve program contract and

required inclusion of acreage changed from cultivated cropland to

permanent vegetation as acreage devoted to commodity for purpose of

determining future acreage allotments.

Section 1837, acts May 28, 1956, ch. 327, title I, Sec. 113, 70

Stat. 195; June 25, 1959, Pub. L. 86-70, Sec. 5, 73 Stat. 142; July

12, 1960, Pub. L. 86-624, Sec. 3, 74 Stat. 411, authorized

Secretary to apply Soil Bank Program to Puerto Rico and Virgin

Islands in addition to several States if such application would be

in national interest.

SAVINGS PROVISION

Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, Sec. 601, Nov. 3, 1965, 79 Stat. 1206,

provided that the Soil Bank Act of 1956 (former subchapters I to

III of this chapter) shall remain in effect with respect to

contracts entered into thereunder prior to its repeal by section

601 of Pub. L. 89-321.

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Sec. 1838. Conversion of cropland into vegetative cover, water

storage, wildlife and conservation uses; contracts with farmers

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(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 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 acquired 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 acreage; 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 call ''designated acreage'', and maintain

for the agreement period practices or uses which will conserve

soil, water, or forest resources, or establish or protect or

conserve open spaces, natural beauty, wildlife or recreational

resources, or prevent air or water pollution, in such manner as the

Secretary may prescribe (priority being given to the extent

practicable to practices or uses which are most likely to result in

permanent retirement to noncrop uses); (2) to maintain in

conserving crops or uses or allow to remain idle throughout the

agreement period the acreage normally devoted to such crops or

uses; (3) not to harvest any crop from or graze the designated

acreage during the agreement period, unless the Secretary, after

certification by the Governor of the State in which such acreage is

situated of the need for grazing or harvesting of such acreage,

determines that it is necessary to permit grazing or harvesting in

order to alleviate damage, hardship, or suffering caused by severe

drought, flood, or other natural disaster, and consents to such

grazing or harvesting subject to an appropriate reduction in the

rate of payment; and (4) to such additional terms and conditions as

the Secretary determines are desirable to effectuate the purposes

of the program, including such measures as the Secretary may deem

appropriate to keep the designated acreage free from erosion,

insects, weeds, and rodents. Agreements entered into under which

1966 is the first year of the agreement period (A) shall require

the producer to divert from production all of one or more crops

designated by the Secretary; and (B) shall not provide for

diversion from the production of upland cotton in any county in

which the county committee by resolution determines, and requests

of the Secretary, that there should not be such diversion in 1966.

(c) Federal costs; annual adjustment payment

Under such agreements the Secretary shall (1) bear such part of

the average cost (including labor) for the county or area in which

the farm is situated of establishing and maintaining authorized

practices or uses on the designated acreage as the Secretary

determines to be necessary to effectuate the purposes of the

program, but not to exceed the average rate for comparable

practices or uses under the agricultural conservation program, and

(2) make an annual adjustment payment to the producer for the

period of the agreement at such rate or rates as the Secretary

determines to be fair and reasonable in consideration of the

obligations undertaken by the producers. The rate or rates of

annual adjustment payments as determined hereunder may be increased

by an amount determined by the Secretary to be appropriate in

relation to the benefit to the general public of the use of the

designated acreage if the producer further agrees to permit,

without other compensation, access to such acreage by the general

public, during the agreement period, for hunting, trapping,

fishing, and hiking, subject to applicable State and Federal

regulations. The Secretary and the producer may agree that the

annual adjustment payments for all years of the agreement period

shall be made either upon approval of the agreement or in such

installments as they may agree to be desirable: Provided, That for

each year any annual adjustment payment is made in advance of

performance, the annual adjustment payment shall be reduced by 5

per centum. The Secretary may provide for adjusting any payment on

account of failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the

program.

(d) Advertising and bid procedures

The Secretary shall, unless he determines that such action will

be inconsistent with the effective administration of the program,

use an advertising and bid procedure in determining the lands in

any area to be covered by agreements. The total acreage placed

under contract in any county or local community shall be limited to

a percentage of the total eligible acreage in such county or local

community which the Secretary determines would not adversely affect

the economy of the county or local community. In determining such

percentage the Secretary shall give appropriate consideration to

the productivity of the acreage being retired as compared to the

average productivity of eligible acreage in the county or local

community.

(e) Annual adjustment payment; limitation

The annual adjustment payment shall not exceed 40 per centum of

the estimated value, as determined by the Secretary, on the basis

of prices in effect at the time the agreement is entered into, of

the crops or types of crops which might otherwise be grown. The

estimated value may be established by the Secretary on a county,

area, or individual farm basis as he deems appropriate.

(f) Termination or modification of agreements

The Secretary may terminate any agreement with a producer by

mutual agreement with the producer if the Secretary determines that

such termination would be in the public interest, and may agree to

such modification of agreements as he may determine to be desirable

to carry out the purposes of the program or facilitate its

administration.

(g) Allotment histories

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of

Agriculture may, to the extent he deems it desirable, provide by

appropriate regulations for preservation of cropland, crop acreage,

and allotment history applicable to acreage diverted from the

production of crops in order to establish or maintain vegetative

cover or other approved practices for the purpose of any Federal

program under which such history is used as a basis for an

allotment or other limitation or for participation in such program.

(h) Utilization of local, county, and State committees

In carrying out the program, the Secretary shall utilize the

services of local, county, and State committees established under

section 590h of title 16.

(i) Transfer of funds

For the purpose of obtaining an increase in the permanent

retirement of cropland to noncrop uses the Secretary may,

notwithstanding any other provision of law, transfer funds

available for carrying out the program to any other Federal agency

or to States or local government agencies for use in acquiring

cropland for the preservation of open spaces, natural beauty, the

development of wildlife or recreational facilities, or the

prevention of air or water pollution under terms and conditions

consistent with and at costs not greater than those under

agreements entered into with producers, provided the Secretary

determines that the purposes of the program will be accomplished by

such action.

(j) Conservation of open spaces, natural beauty, and recreational

resources, and prevention of pollution

The Secretary also is authorized to share the cost with State and

local governmental agencies in the establishment of practices or

uses which will establish, protect, and conserve open spaces,

natural beauty, wildlife or recreational resources, or prevent air

or water pollution under terms and conditions and at costs

consistent with those under agreements entered into with producers,

provided the Secretary determines that the purposes of the program

will be accomplished by such action.

(k) Limitation on payments during any calendar year

In carrying out the program, the Secretary shall not during any

of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1966 through June 30, 1969 or

during the period June 30, 1969 through December 31, 1970, enter

into agreements with producers which would require payments to

producers in any calendar year under such agreements in excess of

$225,000,000 plus any amount by which agreements entered into in

prior fiscal years require payments in amounts less than authorized

for such prior fiscal years. For purposes of applying this

limitation, the annual adjustment payment shall be chargeable to

the year in which performance is rendered regardless of the year in

which it is made.

(l) Use of facilities of Commodity Credit Corporation

The Secretary is authorized to utilize the facilities, services,

authorities, and funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation in

discharging his functions and responsibilities under this program,

including payment of costs of administration: Provided, That after

December 31, 1966, the Commodity Credit Corporation shall not make

any expenditures for carrying out the purposes of this subchapter

unless the Corporation has received funds to cover such

expenditures from appropriations made to carryout the purposes of

this subchapter. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated

such sums as may be necessary to carry out the program, including

such amounts as may be required to make payments to the Corporation

for its actual costs incurred or to be incurred under this program.

(m) Payment to successor upon death, incompetence, or disappearance

of producer entitled to payment

In case any producer who is entitled to any payment or

compensation dies, becomes incompetent, or disappears before

receiving such payment or compensation, or is succeeded by another

who renders or completes the required performance, the payment or

compensation shall, without regard to any other provisions of law,

be made as the Secretary may determine to be fair and reasonable in

all the circumstances and so provide by regulations.

(n) Sharing of compensation or payments with tenants and

sharecroppers

The Secretary shall provide adequate safeguards to protect the

interests of tenants and sharecroppers, including provision for

sharing, on a fair and equitable basis, in payments or compensation

under this program.

(o) Effect of diversion on commodity programs

The acreage on any farm which is diverted from the production of

any commodity pursuant to an agreement hereafter entered into under

this subchapter shall be deemed to be acreage diverted from that

commodity for the purposes of any commodity program under which

diversion is required as a condition of eligibility for price

support.

(p) Advisory Board on Wildlife; membership

The Secretary may, without regard to the civil service laws,

appoint an Advisory Board on Wildlife to advise and consult on

matters relating to his functions under this subchapter as he deems

appropriate. The Board shall consist of twelve persons chosen from

members of wildlife organizations, farm organizations, State game

and fish agencies, and representatives of the general public.

Members of such Advisory Board who are not regular full-time

employees of the United States shall not be entitled to any

compensation or expenses.

(q) Regulations

The Secretary shall prescribe such regulations as he determines

necessary to carry out the provisions of this subchapter.

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(Pub. L. 89-321, title VI, Sec. 602, Nov. 3, 1965, 79 Stat. 1206;

Pub. L. 90-210, Dec. 18, 1967, 81 Stat. 657; Pub. L. 90-559, Sec.

1(1), (7), Oct. 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 996.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The civil service laws, referred to in subsec. (p), are set forth

in Title 5, Government Organization and Employees. See

particularly, section 3301 et seq. of Title 5.

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CODIFICATION

The last sentence of section 602(g) of Pub. L. 89-321 repealed

section 590p(b)(3), (4), and (e)(6) of Title 16, Conservation, and

was omitted from subsec. (g) of this section.

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AMENDMENTS

1968 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90-559, Sec. 1(1), provided for a one

year extension through 1970.

Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 90-559, Sec. 1(7), substituted ''June 30,

1969'' for ''June 30, 1968'' in two places and ''December 31,

1970'' for ''December 31, 1969''.

1967 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90-210 permitted a farm to be placed

in the cropland adjustment program without regard to the length of

past ownership if that farm was acquired in replacement of an

eligible farm which was taken by any Federal, State, or other

agency by means of eminent domain proceedings.

TERMINATION OF ADVISORY BOARDS

Advisory boards in existence on Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not

later than the expiration of the 2-year period following Jan. 5,

1973, unless, in the case of a board established by the President

or an officer of the Federal Government, such board is renewed by

appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period,

or in the case of a board established by the Congress, its duration

is otherwise provided by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 of Pub. L.

92-463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the Appendix to

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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