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(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017
(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to add South Carolina to the Virginia/Carolina peanut producing region for the purpose of appointing members of the Peanut Standards Board.
(Under current law, the region includes Virginia and North Carolina. The board advises the Department of Agriculture regarding the establishment of quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts.)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to include South Carolina as a part of the Virginia/Carolina peanut producing region for purposes of appointment to the Peanut Standards Board.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017”.
Section 1308(c)(2)(B)(iii) of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 7958(c)(2)(B)(iii)) is amended by striking “Virginia and North Carolina” and inserting “Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina”.
Passed the House of Representatives October 31, 2017.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|