To provide supplemental emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers for certain crop losses during the 2011 crop year, to eliminate limitations on certain waivers for borrowers eligible for direct farm operating loans, and to suspend the limitation on the period for which borrowers are eligible for guaranteed farm operating loans, for farming or ranching operations in counties subject to a disaster declaration issued in 2011.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Farmers Disaster Assistance Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. SUPPLEMENTAL EMERGENCY DISASTER ASSISTANCE.
(a) Definitions.--In this section: (1) Disaster county.--The term ``disaster county'' means a county included in the geographic area covered by a qualifying natural disaster declaration for the 2011 crop year. (2) Eligible producer.--The term ``eligible producer'' means an agricultural producer in a disaster county. (3) Eligible specialty crop producer.--The term ``eligible specialty crop producer'' means an agricultural producer that, for the 2011 crop year, as determined by the Secretary-- (A) produced, or was prevented from planting, a specialty crop; and (B) experienced crop losses in a disaster county due to excessive rainfall or related condition. (4) Qualifying natural disaster declaration.--The term ``qualifying natural disaster declaration'' means a natural disaster declared by the Secretary for production losses under section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1961(a)). (5) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Agriculture. (6) Specialty crop.--The...