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S. 3586 - To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to provide emergency payments to dairy producers.

Introduced: 2018-10-11
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3586


    To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to provide emergency payments to dairy producers.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 11, 2018

    Mr. Sanders introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry


A BILL

    To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to provide emergency payments to dairy producers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Emergency payments.

(a) In general.—Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Agriculture (referred to in this Act as the “Secretary”) shall issue emergency payments to dairy producers according to criteria developed by the Secretary under subsection (b).

(b) Criteria.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall develop criteria for the issuance of emergency payments under subsection (a).

(2) PRIORITY.—In developing criteria under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall—

(A) give priority to a dairy producer—

(i) located in a State with a high cost of dairy production compared to other States; or

(ii) on a farm with a high cost of dairy production based on the size of the farm, as determined by the Secretary; and

(B) in carrying out subparagraph (A), use the most current estimates of the Economic Research Service for the cost of milk production by State and nationwide.

(c) Payment limitation.—An emergency payment under subsection (a) shall be not less than $10,000 but not greater than $20,000 per dairy operation.

(d) Funding.—Of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall use to carry out this section $556,000,000 for fiscal year 2019, to remain available until expended.

SEC. 2. Emergency designation.

(a) Statutory PAYGO.—This Act is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933(g)).

(b) Senate designation.—In the Senate, this Act is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4112(a) of H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.


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