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S.1556 Child Nutrition Initiatives Act
S.1522 Rural Cooperative Act of 1997
S.1500 Hawaii Tropical Forest Products Certification Act
S.1396 Meals for Achievement Act
S.1313 Tobacco Transition Act
S.1310 LEAF Act
H.R.1789 To reauthorize the dairy indemnity program.
H.CON.RES.151 Expressing the sense of the Congress that the United States should manage its public domain National Forests to maximize the reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere among many other objectives and that the United States should serve as an example and as a world leader in actively managing its public domain national forests in a manner that substantially reduces the amount of carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere.
S.1291 Interstate Distribution of State-Inspected Meat Act of 1997
S.1264 Food Safety Enforcement Enhancement Act of 1997
S.RES.119 A resolution to express the sense of the Senate that the Secretary of Agriculture should establish a temporary emergency minimum milk price that is equitable to all producers nationwide and that provides price relief to economically distressed milk producers.
S.1153 A bill to promote food safety through continuation of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database program operated by the Secretary of Agriculture.
S.1119 A bill to amend the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930 to increase the penalty under certain circumstances for commission merchants, dealers, or brokers who misrepresent the country of origin or other characteristics of perishable agricultural commodities.
S.1080 National Aquaculture Development, Research, and Promotion Act of 1997
S.1058 Taxpayer and Shawnee National Forest Protection Act
S.1042 Imported Produce Labeling Act of 1997
S.546 Northern Forest Stewardship Act
S.1001 Local Forest User Fairness Act
S.932 Imported Fire Ant Control, Management, and Eradication Act of 1997
S.850 Downed Animal Protection Act
S.805 Department of Agriculture Information Technology Reform Act
S.782 A bill to amend the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to remove the provision that prevents the recovery of an amount disbursed as a result of an erroneous decision made by a State, county, or area committee.
S.643 Tobacco Subsidy Reduction Act of 1997
S.603 A bill to require the Secretary of Agriculture to collect and disseminate statistically reliable information from milk manufacturing plants on prices received for bulk cheese and to provide the Secretary with the authority to require reporting by such manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. on prices received for cheese, butter, and nonfat dry milk.
S.604 A bill to amend the Agricultural Market Transition Act to require the Secretary of Agriculture to use the price of feed grains and other cash expenses as factors that are used to determine the basic formula price for milk and any other milk price regulated by the Secretary.
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