Termination of the Upland Cotton User Marketing Certificate (Step 2) Program
This notice announces the termination of the Upland Cotton User Marketing Certificate Program, commonly referred to as the Step 2 Program.
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
This document corrects the final rule published on March 17, 2006, amending the regulations for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. A correction is needed to correct an amendatory instruction that inadvertently omitted several references.
Milk Income Loss Contract Program
This rule amends the regulations for the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) Program as authorized by the Agriculture Reconciliation Act of 2005 to extend the program from October 1, 2005, to September 30, 2007. This rule also decreases the percentage rate for the payment calculation and removes the transition rule required at the beginning of the program.
Percentages for Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program Advance Payments
This final rule implements the provisions of the Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 2005 regarding percentages used to determine payment amounts for producers electing to receive advance payments through the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program. Reducing the direct payment advance percentages shifts payments between fiscal years, but will have no impact on total payments.
Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation
This proposed rule proposes additional changes related to a proposed rule published by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) on December 16, 2005, entitled ``Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation,'' to specifically recognize CCC's obligations under the cargo preference legislation of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 and to clarify the ``extenuating circumstances'' that may preclude awards on the basis of lowest-landed cost. CCC is also re-opening and extending the comment period on the proposed rule to accord interested persons an opportunity to comment thereon.