To expand and improve opportunities for beginning farmers and ranchers, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. TITLE I--CONSERVATION
Subtitle A--Conservation Reserve Program
Sec. 101. Extension of conservation reserve program. Sec. 102. Contracts. Subtitle B--Farmland Protection Program
Sec. 111. Farmland protection program. Subtitle C--Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Sec. 121. Establishment and administration of environmental quality incentives program. Sec. 122. Conservation innovation grants and payments. Subtitle D--Funding and Administration
Sec. 131. Funding of conservation programs under Food Security Act of 1985. Sec. 132. Assistance to certain farmers or ranchers for conservation access. Sec. 133. Comprehensive conservation planning. TITLE II--CREDIT
Subtitle A--Farm Ownership Loans
Sec. 201. Direct farm ownership experience requirement. Sec. 202. Conservation loan and loan guarantee program. Sec. 203. Loan terms for down payment loan program. Sec. 204. Definition of qualified beginning farmer or rancher. Subtitle B--Operating Loans
Sec. 211. Young beginning farmer or rancher microloans. Subtitle C--Administrative Provisions
Sec. 221. Beginning farmer and rancher individual development accounts pilot program. Sec. 222. Transition to private commercial or other sources of credit. Sec. 223. Loan authorization levels. Sec. 224. Direct loans for beginning farmers and ranchers. Sec. 225. Borrower training. TITLE III--RURAL DEVELOPMENT
Sec. 301. Value-added producer grants....