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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 84

PUBLIC LAW 99-272—APR, 7, 1986 (1) to encourage cooperation among tobacco producers, tobacco purchasers, and the Secretary of Agriculture in reducing tobacco price support levels, assessment costs, the size of inventories of producer associations, and the exposure of taxpayers to large budget outlays; (2) to adjust the method by which price support levels and production quotas are calculated to reflect actual market conditions; (3) to facilitate the purchase and sale of Flue-cured and Burley tobacco presently in the inventories of producer associations through which producers of Flue-cured and Burley tobacco are provided price support; (4) to provide that purchasers and producers of domestic tobacco share equally in the cost of maintaining the tobacco price support program at no net cost to the taxpayers; and (5) to expedite reform of the system of grading tobacco so that grades assigned to tobacco more accurately reflect the quality of such tobacco. SEC. 1102. PRICE SUPPORT ADJUSTMENTS.

99 Stat. 818.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Effective for the 1985 and subsequent crops of tobacco, section 106(f) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1445(f)) is amended by striking out paragraphs (4) and (5) and inserting in lieu thereof the following new paragraphs: "(4) For the 1985 and 1986 crops of Burley tobacco, the support level shall be $1,488 per pound. "(5) For the 1986 crop of Flue-cured tobacco, the support level shall be $1,438 per pound. "(6)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), for the 1986 and each subsequent crop of any kind of tobacco (other than Flue-cured and Burley tobacco) for which marketing quotas are in effect or are not disapproved by producers, the support level shall be the level in cents per pound at which the immediately preceding crop was supported, plus or minus, respectively, the amount by which— "(i) the support level for the crop for which the determination is being made, as determined under subsection (b); is greater or less than "(ii) the support level for the immediately preceding crop, as determined under subsection (b), as that difference may be adjusted by the Secretary under subsection (d) if the support level under clause (i) is greater than the support level under clause (ii). "(B) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) and subsection (d), if requested by the board of directors of an association through which price support for the respective kind of tobacco specified in subparagraph (A) is made available to producers, the Secretary may reduce the support level for such kind of tobacco to the extent requested by the association to more accurately reflect the market value and improve the marketability of such tobacco. "(7)(A) For the 1987 and each subsequent crop of Flue-cured and Burley tobacco for which marketing quotas are in effect or are not disapproved by producers, the support level shall be the level in cents per pound at which the immediately preceding crop was supported, plus or minus, respectively, an adjustment of not less than 65 percent nor more than 100 percent of the