Commodity Credit Corporation 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program
Document Number: E5-7951
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces the availability of $2.5 million in funding for the 2006 Quality Samples Program (QSP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications by March 2006 and award funds in June 2006. The QSP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). This notice supercedes any prior notices concerning the QSP.
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program
Document Number: E5-7950
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2006/2007 Market Access Program (MAP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and award funds in June 2006. The MAP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for Emerging Markets Program
Document Number: E5-7949
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces the availability of approximately $9 million in funding for the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) for fiscal year (FY) 2006. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from the private sector and from government agencies for FY 2006 and awards funds in early July 2006. The EMP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program
Document Number: E5-7948
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2007 Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) Program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and award funds in June 2006. The Cooperator Program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
Document Number: 05-24426
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces the availability of funding for the 2006 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) Program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from the private sector and from government agencies for participation in the FY 2006 TASC Program. The TASC Program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation
Document Number: E5-7460
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This proposed rule would adopt new procedures to be used by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) in the evaluation of bids in connection with the procurement of commodities for donation overseas. In general, CCC proposes to amend the existing regulations to provide for the simultaneous review of commodity and ocean freight offers when evaluating lowest-landed cost options in connection with the procurement of commodities. This proposed rule would enhance bidding opportunities for potential vendors while allowing CCC to more efficiently acquire commodities.
Information Collection: Bioenergy Program
Document Number: E5-7279
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of an approved information collection with revision associated with the forms used under the Bioenergy Program. This information collection is needed to administer the Bioenergy Program.
Tobacco Transition Assessments
Document Number: E5-7030
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice sets forth the interpretation the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) will use in administering the regulations set forth at 7 CFR part 1463 with respect to the Tobacco Transition Assessments. Generally, under these regulations CCC must determine the market share of a tobacco product manufacturer or tobacco product importer as a percentage of six statutorily specified sectors of the tobacco trade. Based upon information provided to CCC in the conduct of administrative hearings held pursuant to 7 CFR 1463.11, CCC has determined that the manner in which it calculates this percentage is subject to more than one interpretation and, based upon the evidence provided at these hearings, has determined that changes to the calculation should be made beginning with assessments collected under 7 CFR part 1463 after January 1, 2006. However, this change will not apply to invoices issued February 1, 2006. These invoices will reflect corrections and other necessary adjustments associated with fiscal year 2005.
Information Collection: Assignments of Payment and Joint Payment Authorization
Document Number: 05-22277
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of an approved information collection. The information collection is supporting the regulation of 7 CFR Part 1404, which provides for the voluntary assignment of cash payments made by Farm Service Agency or CCC to a third party. In addition, a payment recipient may voluntarily elect to have a cash payment made jointly to the payment recipient and a third party.
Actions Taken To Ease Transportation Issues Exacerbated by Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-22239
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is providing notification to all interested parties regarding additional actions pursuant to the September 20, 2005 announcement to ease transportation issues exacerbated by Hurricane Katrina. CCC is seeking proposals from interested parties for unloading barges of agricultural commodities located in the New Orleans area to make them available to transport 2005-crop agricultural commodities.
Extra Long Staple Cotton Prices
Document Number: 05-22082
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule finalizes an interim final rule published June 20, 2005 that was effective August 5, 2005, amending the Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton Competitiveness Payment Program of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The interim rule changed the ELS cotton price used to calculate the payment rate from the ``average domestic spot price quotation for base quality U.S. Pima cotton'' to the ``American Pima c.i.f. Northern Europe'' price. The change was made to reduce the cost to the Federal Government of operating the program by incorporating a reference price more indicative of actual ELS cotton world market prices. This final rule makes changes from the interim final rule in the prices used to calculate the payment rate from ``American Pima c.i.f. Northern Europe'' and ``c.i.f. Northern Europe'' price quotes to ``U.S. Pima C/F Far East'' and ``C/F Far East,'' respectively. This change is made in response to comments and for other reasons as discussed.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-21675
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the CCC Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) and the CCC Supplier Credit Guarantee Program (SCGP) based on re-estimates.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Payment Eligibility and Payment Limitation Determinations Under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Document Number: 05-21593
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to request an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. This information collection is used to support payment eligibility and payment limitation determinations for multiple programs including the Conservation Reserve Program, Price Support Programs, the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program authorized by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.
Domestic Sugar Program-2004-Crop Cane Sugar and Sugar Beet Marketing Allotments and Company Allocations
Document Number: 05-20960
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is issuing this notice which sets forth the establishment and adjustments to the sugar overall allotment quantity for the 2004 crop year (FY 2005) which runs from October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2005. Although CCC already announced all of the information in this notice, CCC is statutorily required to publish in the Federal Register determinations establishing or adjusting sugar marketing allotments. CCC set the 2004-crop overall allotment quantity (OAQ) of domestic sugar to 8.100 million short tons raw value (STRV) on July 16, 2004. On September 28, 2004, CCC allocated the allotments to cane-producing States and allocations to cane and beet sugar processors. On April 29, 2005, CCC revised State cane sugar allotments and cane sugar processor allocations to reflect updated FY 2005 raw cane production forecasts. On June 30, 2005, CCC further revised State cane sugar allotments and cane sugar processor allocations to reflect updated raw cane production forecasts. On August 19, August 30 and September 9, 2005, CCC increased the 2004-crop OAQ by 250,000, 225,000 and 105,000 STRV, respectively, to release blocked refined beet sugar stocks into the tight summer market. Because the cane sector was unable to fulfill its share of the allotment increases on each occasion, the cane shortfall was reassigned first to the CCC inventory and then to imports, as required by the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.
Actions Taken To Ease Bulk Grain and Soybean Storage and Transportation Issues Exacerbated by Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-19999
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is providing notification to all interested parties regarding additional actions announced on September 20, 2005, to reduce stress on the grain transportation system caused by Hurricane Katrina. The industry-focused actions include: (1) Assisting with the movement of barges of damaged corn from New Orleans; (2) providing incentives for alternative storage of grain; and (3) encouraging alternative shipping patterns to relieve pressure on the Mississippi River transportation system. CCC is seeking proposals from interested parties for: (1) barge movements of damaged corn from New Orleans; (2) alternative grain storage; and (3) offers to move grain through locations alternative to the Central Gulf.
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program-Tropical Regions
Document Number: 05-19671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This proposed rule would change the handling of claims for specified ``tropical'' regions for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The specified area includes Hawaii, Puerto Rico and specified additional areas. The proposed changes are intended to reduce the burden on program participants and ease program administration in the affected areas.
Information Collection: Brokerage Agreement for the Transportation of USDA Commodities
Document Number: 05-19670
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of an approved information collection with revision. This information collection is used to support of brokerage services needed to meet domestic and export food assistance program needs. This information collection will allow CCC to determine the availability of brokers to meet CCC's transportation needs. The agreement in this information collection is an addition to the Standard Rules Tender (SRT) Governing Motor Carrier Transportation, and/or Standard Operating Agreement (SOA) Governing Intermodal Transportation that CCC approved.
2004 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment Program
Document Number: 05-19127
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule sets forth the regulations for the 2004 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment Program. This program will assist dairy producers by providing payments to those who suffered dairy production and milk spoilage losses due to hurricanes in 2004.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Debt Settlement Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 05-18493
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to request renewal of the information collection currently approved and used in support of the FSA and CCC Debt Settlement Policies and Procedures program. Provisions in the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 and in the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 have resulted in a decrease in burden hours for information collection under the FSA and CCC Debt Settlement Policies and Procedures program.
Transfer of Sugar Program Marketing Allocations
Document Number: 05-17684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) proposes several changes to the sugar program regulations. First, CCC proposes to amend the regulations for transferring sugar marketing allocation when a mill closes and growers request to move their allocation. Second, CCC proposes imposing a regulatory deadline for the program's information reporting requirements. The required monthly information would be due on the 20th of each month. Third, CCC proposes to amend the requirements for the maintenance and inspection of records to require each cane processor, cane refiner and beet processor to provide an annual report by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) that verifies the company's data submitted to CCC.
Collection of State Commodity Assessments
Document Number: 05-17500
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This final rule sets forth the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) policy with respect to implementation of the discretionary authority provided to it by Public Law 108-470. This act allows for the collection of assessments levied on the marketings of agricultural commodities. Generally, these assessments are required, under State and Federal law, to be paid from CCC marketing assistance loan proceeds by a producer who markets the commodity or are required to be collected by the first purchaser of the commodity. This final rule adopts, with changes, the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2005 (70 FR 33043).
Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 05-14297
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Conservation Security Program (CSP) is authorized by Title XII, Chapter 2, Subchapter A, of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published an amendment to the interim final rule for CSP on March 25, 2005, (70 FR 15201), with a comment period expiring July 25, 2005. By this notice, NRCS is extending the period during which it will accept public comment on the amended interim final rule for CSP to September 9, 2005. This extension is to give the public additional time to comment on key issues that have been raised regarding the implementation of the program under the amended interim final rule.
Tobacco Transition Payment Program-Successor-in-Interest Contracts
Document Number: 05-12615
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice requests public comment on the documents to be used by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) in the administration of the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) with respect to successor-in-interest contracts, which allow a tobacco quota holder or a tobacco producer who is participating in this program to transfer their rights and obligations to a third-party.
Cottonseed Payment Program
Document Number: 05-12485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule proposes regulations to implement provisions of the Military Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005, enacted on October 13, 2004 (``2004 Act'') to provide assistance to producers and first-handlers of the 2004 crop of cottonseed in counties declared a disaster by the President of the United States due to 2004 hurricanes and tropical storms.
Extra Long Staple Cotton Prices
Document Number: 05-12034
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule amends and requests comment on the Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton Competitiveness Payment Program of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). This rule changes the ELS cotton price used to calculate the payment rate from the ``average domestic spot price quotation for base quality U.S. Pima cotton'' to the ``American Pima c.i.f. Northern Europe'' price. The change is intended to reduce the cost to the Federal Government of operating the program by incorporating a reference price more indicative of actual ELS cotton world market prices.
Designated Marketing Associations for Peanuts
Document Number: 05-11505
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule sets out regulations governing the use of designated marketing associations in connection with the making of marketing assistance loans for peanuts and the making of loan deficiency payments in lieu of such loans. These regulations reflect current procedures under broader regulations that precede this rule and specify when storage credit begins for loans handled by designated marketing associations.
Collection of State Commodity Assessments
Document Number: 05-11199
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This proposed rule, if adopted, would provide that the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) will deduct from marketing assistance loan proceeds an amount equal to any assessment required under State or Federal law to be paid by a producer who markets the commodity, or by the first purchaser of the commodity. This discretionary action is authorized by Public Law 108-470.
American Indian Livestock Feed Program; Livestock Assistance Program
Document Number: 05-10467
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This regulation sets forth the terms and conditions of the 2003/2004 American Indian Livestock Feed Program (AILFP). Assistance will be available to eligible livestock producers for livestock feed crop years 2003 or 2004 whose eligible livestock occupied tribal- governed land at the time of a natural disaster in an area where a significant loss of livestock feed has occurred, creating a livestock feed emergency, as determined by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). Eligible producers can receive benefits for livestock feed crop year 2003, or 2004, but not both. Eligible tribal-governed land must be located in a primary county or counties that have received an emergency declaration by the President or emergency designation by the Secretary of Agriculture on or after January 1, 2003, for losses occurring in calendar year 2003, or calendar year 2004. Although the Presidential declarations and Secretarial designations were issued for natural disasters in those calendar years, tribal governments may request an initial 90-day feeding period and up to three 90-day extensions that extend from the beginning of a livestock feed crop year, to the end of that same livestock feed crop year. Further, livestock owners who sold eligible livestock as a direct result of natural disaster shall report those livestock as owned through the end of the production year (livestock feed crop year) in order to mitigate the livestock owner's losses. This rule is intended to implement legislation and assist affected producers in overcoming the effects of drought. In addition, this rule provides technical revisions for the Livestock Assistance Program regulations.
2004 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment Program
Document Number: 05-10444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This proposed rule invites comments on a new program, the 2004 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment Program, as authorized by the Military Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2005. The proposed program will provide up to $10 million in assistance for producers in counties declared a disaster by the President in 2004 due to hurricanes. Payments would be made for losses in the three month period, August- October 2004, only. This action is designed to provide financial assistance to producers who suffered dairy production and milk spoilage losses due to hurricanes in 2004.
Flexible Marketing Allotments for Sugar; Correction
Document Number: 05-9698
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This document corrects the final regulations published on September 13, 2004 that amended the Sugar Program regulations of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) by revising several definitions used in the program and the sugar marketing allotment regulations with respect to the reassignment of processors' allocation deficits. A correction is needed to restore two paragraphs that were inadvertently removed and add a clarifying paragraph.
Information Collection; Standard Operating Agreement Governing Intermodal Transportation
Document Number: 05-9030
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of an approved information collection associated with the intermodal transportation services. The information collection supports the domestic and export food assistance program needs. Also, this information collection allows CCC to determine the availability of intermodal marketing companies to meet the intermodal transportation needs of CCC for the movement of its freight.
Revision and Extension of an Approved Information Collection; Standard Rules Tender Governing Motor Carrier Transportation
Document Number: 05-8643
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a revision and extension of the collection of information used in support of motor carrier transportation services needed to meet domestic and export food assistance program needs. This information collection will allow CCC to determine the availability of motor freight carriers to meet the motor carrier needs of CCC for the movement of its freight traffic.
Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 05-7793
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Natural Resources Conservation Service published in the Federal Register of March 25, 2005 (70 FR 15277), a document concerning the FY 2005 CSP sign-up process. The notice contained a typographic error that may impact program implementation. This document corrects that error.
Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Representations for CCC and FSA Loans and Authorization To File a Financing Statement
Document Number: 05-6540
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intent of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to request extension of the information collection currently used in support of the CCC and FSA Farm Loan Programs (FLP).
Tobacco Transition Payment Program
Document Number: 05-6455
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-04-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
This rule provides regulations for the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP), as required by Title VI of the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (the 2004 Act), ending the tobacco marketing quota and price support loan programs. The TTPP will provide payments over a ten-year period to quota holders and producers of quota tobacco to help them make the transition from the federally-regulated program. This rule also removes from the Code of Federal Regulations obsolete tobacco program provisions at 7 CFR parts 723 and 1464.
Tree Assistance Program, Forest Timber Program, Pecan Tree Program; Notice of Fund Availability and Proposed Fund Availability
Document Number: 05-6364
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
This document announces assistance under the Farm Service Agency's Tree Assistance Program (TAP) regulations in 7 CFR part 783 as authorized by the Military Construction and Appropriations Act, 2005. The first part of this notice announces the availability of assistance for claims under TAP related to Orchardists and Forest Land Owners. The second part proposes funding for special Tree Assistance Program benefits with respect to Pecan Tree Producers. The provisions in this notice for orchard and forest timber assistance are final. For pecan tree assistance, a period is allowed for comments since it is proposed that ``other appropriate activities'' allowed for assistance would only include those related to pruning and tree rehabilitation. This notice is intended to provide notice to those producers who may qualify for this assistance, and provide conditions for eligibility required by the Act under which it is funded.
Request for Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-6362
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to request a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. This collection is necessary to support the procurement of agricultural commodities for CCC's domestic and export food donation programs. CCC issues invitations to purchase or process commodities for food donation programs on a monthly, multi-month, quarterly, and yearly basis. Special invitations, however, are issued throughout the month.
Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Document Number: 05-6360
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of an approved information collection associated with the acreage report for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). This information collection is needed to administer the program.
2003 and 2004 Livestock Assistance Program
Document Number: 05-6336
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule sets forth the terms and conditions of the 2003/2004 Livestock Assistance Program (LAP) as provided for by the Military Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005. Under LAP, assistance will be available to livestock producers for either 2003 or 2004 grazing losses in a county that was designated as a primary disaster county by the President or the Secretary of Agriculture after January 1, 2003, for certain losses occurring through December 31, 2004. Assistance will be made available in the same manner as was provided under the 2002 LAP.
2003-2005 Crop Disaster Programs
Document Number: 05-6080
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule implements portions of the Military Construction, Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005 enacted October 13, 2004 (the 2004 Act), to authorize crop-loss disaster assistance for producers who suffered 2003, 2004, or 2005 crop losses caused by damaging weather and related conditions. Also included under this rule is authority for disaster assistance specifically for producers in Virginia, and producers of fruit and vegetable crops located in North Carolina that suffered losses due to adverse weather and related conditions that occurred in 2003.
Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 05-5895
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
This document announces the sign-up CSP-05-01 for the Conservation Security Program (CSP). This sign-up will be open from March 28, 2005, through May 27, 2005, in selected 8-digit watersheds in all 50 States and the Caribbean.
Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 05-5894
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
This document establishes an amendment to the interim final rule governing activities under the Conservation Security Program (CSP) which is administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The CSP sets forth a mechanism to provide financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers who, in accordance with certain requirements, conserve and improve the quality of soil, water, air, energy, plant and animal life, and support other conservation activities. The CSP regulations implement provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and are intended to assist agricultural producers in taking actions that will provide long-term beneficial effects to our Nation.
Environmental Quality Incentive Program
Document Number: 05-5556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Under the regulations of the Commodity Credit Corporation for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will review and update national priorities for implementation based upon information gained from state and national listening sessions and response to this document. This document requests the public to provide input to NRCS about which resource concerns should be given national priority in the implementation of EQIP for FY 2006 and thereafter.
Extension of Repayment Period for Advance Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program Payments
Document Number: 05-5462
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice extends until October 31, 2005, the period in which CCC will automatically reduce any Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payments (DCP) to satisfy a producer's obligation to repay unearned 2003-crop advance counter-cyclical payments. Scheduled payments received during this period include 2004-crop final direct payments, 2004-crop advance counter-cyclical payments, and 2005-crop advance direct payments.
2004 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment Program (DDAP)
Document Number: 05-2941
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the United States Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations regarding a new information collection. This collection is necessary to add information collections on a new form that will be used to gather specific information from producers on their dairy production and spoilage losses suffered as a result of the 2004 hurricanes. The information collected will be used to establish eligibility and to determine payment amounts.
Tobacco Transition Assessments
Document Number: 05-2552
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule provides regulations for the manner in which assessments are to be made on various domestic manufacturers or importers of tobacco products to fund the tobacco transition payment program as required by Title VI of the America Jobs Creation Act of 2004 (the 2004 Act).
Nonrecourse Marketing Assistance Loan and Loan Deficiency Payment Regulations for Honey
Document Number: 05-1050
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule adopts as a final rule, an interim rule published on August 25, 2004. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) uses these regulations to provide marketing assistance loans (MAL) and loan deficiency payments (LDP) for honey pledged as loan collateral. This final rule does not change the interim rule, thus, it is adopted as a final rule without change.
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program
Document Number: 05-725
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2006 Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) Program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and award funds in June 2005. The Cooperator Program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
Document Number: 05-724
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces the availability of funding for the 2005 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) Program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from the private sector and from government agencies for participation in the FY 2005 TASC Program. The TASC Program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program
Document Number: 05-723
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2005/2006 Market Access Program (MAP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and award funds in June 2005. The MAP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).