To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to modify the ineligibility requirements for producers that produce an annual crop on native sod, 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.
This Act may be cited as the ``Protect our Prairies Act''.
SEC. 2. CROP PRODUCTION ON NATIVE SOD.
(a) Federal Crop Insurance.--Section 508(o) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1508(o)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1)(B), by inserting ``, or the producer cannot substantiate that the ground has ever been tilled,'' after ``tilled''; (2) in paragraph (2)(A), by striking ``for benefits under-- '' and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting ``for-- ``(i) a portion of crop insurance premium subsidies under this subtitle in accordance with paragraph (3); ``(ii) benefits under section 196 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7333); and ``(iii) payments described in subsection (b) or (c) of section 1001 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 1308).''; and (3) by striking paragraph (3) and inserting the following: ``(3) Administration.-- ``(A) In general.--During the first 4 crop years of planting on native sod acreage by a producer described in paragraph (2)-- ``(i) paragraph (2) shall apply to 65 percent of the transitional yield of the producer; and ``(ii) the crop insurance premium subsidy provided for the producer under this subtitle shall be 50 percentage...