Summary

To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 with respect to maximum enrollment and eligible land in the conservation reserve program. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 22, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 with respect to maximum enrollment and eligible land in the conservation reserve program.

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 ``Preserving Marginal Lands and Protecting Farming Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT.

Section 1231(d) of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831(d)) is amended to read as follows: ``(d) Maximum Enrollment.--The Secretary may maintain in the conservation reserve at any 1 time, not more than-- ``(1) during fiscal year 2013, 29,000,000 acres; ``(2) during fiscal year 2014, 26,000,000 acres; and ``(3) during each of fiscal years 2015 through 2018, 24,000,000 acres.''.

SEC. 3. INELIGIBLE LAND.

Section 1231 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3831) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(j) Ineligible Land.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary may not enroll land in the conservation reserve that is classified as class I or class II land under the land capability classification system published in the National Soil Survey Handbook of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, unless such land is enrolled as a buffer, filterstrip, or strip adjacent to a riparian area.''.

SEC. 4. CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS.

(a) Early Termination by Owner or Operator.--Section 1235(e) of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3835(e)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph...

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I oppose H.R. 349: Preserving Marginal Lands and Protecting Farming Act of 2013 because my father grew up the son of Irish American farmers.

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CA
43
bsthnd
CA-43
9 months ago

I oppose H.R. 349: Preserving Marginal Lands and Protecting Farming Act of 2013 because...the small farmer needs more support.--this bill favors big agribusiness.

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KY
6
Wokeup
KY-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 349: Preserving Marginal Lands and Protecting Farming Act of 2013 because this bill looks to support big agribusiness. I am in support of smaller farms that use more responsible land management practices.

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IA
2
73superdave
IA-2
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 349: Preserving Marginal Lands and Protecting Farming Act of 2013 because I believe we should be INCREASING the amount of land in the CRP program and NOT lowering the acerage of land in the CRP Program .

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VA
8
John1974
VA-8
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 349: Preserving Marginal Lands and Protecting Farming Act of 2013 because it seems like a slightly veiled proposal to protect agribusinesses which are destroying the lands they have with poor farming practices. We could all benefit from encouragement of small farmers who know how to really preserve the land. Please oppose this measure. Thanks.

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WA
10
JaneL
WA-10
2 years ago

Bill Summary

To amend the Food Security Act of 1985 with respect to maximum enrollment and eligible land in the conservation reserve program.

H.R. 348The Narrowing Exceptions for Withholding Taxes Act H.R. 350 To repeal the Legal Services Corporation Act.