Commodity Credit Corporation December 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
Document Number: 2019-27248
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule revises the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) program regulations to incorporate legislative changes introduced in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and to incorporate changes that conform the operation of the program to the requirements in the ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards'' (Uniform Guidance) and Federal grant-making best practices.
Emerging Markets Program
Document Number: 2019-27246
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This final rule is revising the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) regulations to incorporate legislative changes introduced in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and to incorporate changes that conform the operation of the program to the requirements in the ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards'' (Uniform Guidance) and Federal grant- making best practices.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Document Number: 2019-26872
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) made changes to the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This interim rule makes conforming changes to EQIP policies and procedures in the regulations. NRCS has responsibility for administering EQIP using funding, facilities, and authorities of the CCC. EQIP helps agricultural producers conserve and enhance soil, water, air, plants, animals (including wildlife), energy, and related natural resources on their land. Eligible lands include cropland, grassland, rangeland, pasture, wetlands, nonindustrial private forest land, and other agricultural land on which agricultural or forest- related products or livestock are produced and natural resource concerns may be addressed. Participation in the program is voluntary.
Conservation Reserve Program
Document Number: 2019-26268
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule is revising the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) regulations to specify the terms and conditions of CRP and to implement amendments made by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). The 2018 Farm Bill authorizes CRP through fiscal year 2023. This rule makes required changes to the eligibility criteria for enrollment in CRP, the benefits available to participants, and the land use and compliance provisions of CRP. In addition, this rule will implement two new pilot programs, the Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers 30 (CLEAR 30) Pilot Program and the Soil Heath and Income Protection Pilot (SHIPP) Program, as required by the 2018 Farm Bill.