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H.R.1890: Balancing Food, Farm, and the Environment Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about agriculture and food
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Sponsor Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 25 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action May 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Balancing Food, Farm, and the Environment Act of 2013 - Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to make a producer violating certain conservation requirements under the highly erodible land or wetland programs ineligible for federal crop insurance premiums.

Requires producers under the highly erodible land program and the wetland conservation program to comply with specified conservation requirements.

Extends and revises: (1) the conservation reserve program, (2) the conservation stewardship program, and (3) the environmental quality incentives program.

Establishes: (1) a conservation reserve easement program, and (2) a conservation innovation grant program.

Directs the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to use Commodity Credit Corporation funds and facilities to carry out the following programs through FY2018: (1) the conservation reserve program, (2) the conservation security program, (3) the conservation stewardship program, (4) the environmental quality...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry.
May 8, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Agriculture.