Summary

1/24/2013--Introduced.Makes livestock indemnity payments (at 65% of an animal's market value) through FY2013 to eligible producers on farms that have incurred excess livestock death losses due to: (1)... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 24, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, 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. SUPPLEMENTAL AGRICULTURAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS.

(a) Definitions.--In this section: (1) Eligible producer on a farm.-- (A) In general.--The term ``eligible producer on a farm'' means an individual or entity described in subparagraph (B) that, as determined by the Secretary, assumes the production and market risks associated with the agricultural production of crops or livestock. (B) Description.--An individual or entity referred to in subparagraph (A) is-- (i) a citizen of the United States; (ii) a resident alien; (iii) a partnership of citizens of the United States; or (iv) a corporation, limited liability corporation, or other farm organizational structure organized under State law. (2) Farm.-- (A) In general.--The term ``farm'' means, in relation to an eligible producer on a farm, the total of all crop acreage in all counties that is planted or intended to be planted for harvest, for sale, or on- farm livestock feeding (including native grassland intended for haying) by the eligible producer. (B) Aquaculture.--In the case of aquaculture, the term ``farm'' means, in relation to an eligible producer on a farm, all fish being produced in all counties that are intended to be harvested for sale by the eligible producer. (C) Honey.--In the case of honey, the term ``farm'' means, in relation to an eligible producer on a...

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I oppose S. 141 ("A bill to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013,") because we cannot afford it. Farmers - just like individuals, big banks, and big businesses - need to manage their affairs and set aside money for future disasters. Federal government is too involved in too much and spread too thin. Local and state communities need to take charge of their industries. Fear is not what should be controlling our decisions. The exceptional American spirit is alive is Congress will stop getting involved. We will survive and overcome and thrive is government will allow us the liberty and some bruises (which become lessons to make us stronger).

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as1orig
PA-11
2 years ago

I oppose S. 141 ("A bill to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013,") because...We are broke. The Government as a whole needs to learn to stop spending. There will always be a need to spend money, but we need to stop and pay off our national debt.

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jayhoc30
MO-3
2 years ago

I oppose S. 141 ("A bill to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013,") because...there should be no need for "additional" funds if so much of our tax dollars were not wasted otherwise. Cut some of the extraneous crap out and there would be plenty of money for these serious situations.

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macp01
GA-8
2 years ago

I oppose S. 141 ("A bill to make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available for fiscal years 2012 and 2013,") because...while it distresses me to oppose this bill, we have to consider the decades of unfair subsidies that American farmers/ranchers have enjoyed, to the detriment of equally hard working farmers in other countries, and the drag that puts on world trade.

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willy-um
FL-7
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/24/2013--Introduced.Makes livestock indemnity payments (at 65% of an animal's market value) through FY2013 to eligible producers on farms that have incurred excess livestock death losses due to: (1) attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law, including wolves; or (2) adverse weather, including hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat, and extreme cold. Establishes a livestock forage disaster program to provide one source for livestock forage disaster assistance for weather-related forage losses by combining: (1) the livestock forage assistance functions of the non insured crop disaster assistance program and the emergency assistance for livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish program; and (2) the livestock forage disaster program. Provides assistance through FY2013 for forage losses: (1) due to drought on land that is native or improved pasture land with permanent vegetative cover or is planted to a crop planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock; (2) on federally-managed rangeland due to a fire; and (3) due to weather-related conditions other than drought or fire on land that is native or improved pasture land with permanent vegetative cover, or is planted to a crop planted specifically for the purpose of providing grazing for covered livestock. Provides funds through FY2013 for: (1) emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish to aid in the reduction of losses due to disease, adverse weather, or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires; and (2) assistance to eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers that planted trees for commercial purposes but lost the trees as a result of a natural disaster, and to eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers that have a production history for commercial purposes on planted or existing trees but lost the trees as a result of a natural disaster (requires tree mortality to exceed 15%). Amends the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to provide coverages based on individual yields (other than for value-loss crops) under the non insured crop disaster assistance program equivalent to: (1) catastrophic risk protection, or (2) specified additional coverage. Makes additional program coverage available at 50% to 65% of established yield and 100% of average market price. Reduces the premium for additional coverage by 50% for limited resource, beginning, and socially disadvantaged farmers. Makes assistance available as soon as practicable to producers with 2012 losses of certain fruit crops in counties declared a disaster due to freeze or frost.

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