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S.1939 Livestock Market Revitalization Act of 1996
S.RES.277 A resolution to express the sense of the Senate that, to ensure continuation of a competitive free-market system in the cattle and beef markets, the Secretary of Agriculture and Attorney General should use existing legal authorities to monitor commerce and practices in the cattle and beef markets for potential antitrust violations, the Secretary of Agriculture should increase reporting practices regarding domestic commerce in the beef and cattle markets (including exports and imports), and for other purposes.
S.CON.RES.63 A concurrent resolution to express the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Agriculture should dispose of all remaining commodities in the disaster reserve maintained under the Agricultural Act of 1970 to relieve the distress of livestock producers whose ability to maintain livestock is adversely affected by disaster conditions existing in certain areas of the United States, such as prolonged drought or flooding, and for other purposes.
S.1862 Interstate Distribution of State-Inspected Meat Act of 1996
S.1847 Downed Animal Protection Act
S.1829 A bill to prohibit the purchase of foreign beef by a school participating in the school lunch, school breakfast, or child care food program, and for other purposes.
S.1822 A bill to amend the Food Security Act of 1985 to permit the Security of Agriculture to waive the prohibition on the termination of conservation reserve contracts for certain lands, and for other purposes.
S.1798 Irrigation Subsidy Reduction Act of 1996
S.1803 A bill to provide relief to agricultural producers who grant easements to, or owned or operated land condemned by, the Secretary of the Army for flooding losses caused by water retention at the dam site at Lake Redrock, Iowa, to the extent that the actual losses exceed the estimate of the Secretary, and for other purposes.
S.1758 Packers and Stockyards Improvement Act of 1996
S.1755 A bill to amend the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 to provide that assistance shall be available under the noninsured crop assistance program for native pasture for livestock, and for other purposes.
S.1743 Temporary Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 1996
S.1707 A bill to amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to establish a trust for the benefit of the seller of livestock until the seller receives payment in full for the livestock, and for other purposes.
S.1690 A bill to provide a grace period for the prohibition on Consolidated Farm Service Agency lending to delinquent borrowers, and for other purposes.
S.1613 A bill to amend the National School Lunch Act to provide greater flexibility to schools to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans under the school lunch and school breakfast programs, and for other purposes.
S.1602 A bill to amend the Plant Variety Protection Act to provide plant variety protection to a tuber propagated plant variety if the variety has not been sold or otherwise disposed of in any area outside the United States for more than a period determined by the Secretary of Agriculture and the variety receives plant variety protection in any area outside the United States, and for other purposes.
S.1523 Agricultural Act of 1995
S.1468 Peanut Program Improvement Act
S.1462 A bill to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act to provide that imported tomatoes are subject to packing standards contained in marketing orders issued by the Secretary of Agriculture, and for other purposes.
S.1449 Agricultural Promotion Accountability Act of 1995
S.1407 Energy Crop Production Act of 1995
S.1375 Cooperator Program Act of 1995
S.1377 A bill to provide authority for the assessment of cane sugar produced in the Everglades Agricultural Area of Florida, and for other purposes.
S.1373 Agricultural Resources Enhancement Act of 1995
S.1367 Farm Fairness Act of 1995
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