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PUBLIC LAW 102-237—DEC. 13, 1991 105 STAT. 1825 servationist regarding whether the crops or practices will sufficiently protect the land from weeds and wind and water erosion. After the Secretary establishes the State technical committee for the State pursuant to section 1261 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3861), the State committee shall consult with the technical committee (rather than the Soil Conservation Service State Conservationist) regarding whether the crops or practices will sufficiently protect the land from weeds and wind and water erosion.". (b) COTTON.— Clause (i) of section 103B(e)(4)(B) (7 U.S.C. 1444 - , 2(e)(4)(B)(i)) is amended to read as follows: "(i) REQUIRED. — "(I) IN GENERAL.— Except as provided in subclause (II) and paragraph (2), a producer who participates in an acreage reduction program established for a crop of upland cotton under this subsection shall be required to plant to, or maintain as, an annual or perennial cover 50 percent (or more at the option of the producer) of the acresige that is required to be removed from the production of upland cotton, but not to exceed 5 percent (or more at the option of the producer) of the crop acreage base established for the crop. "(II) ARID AREAS.— Subclause (I) shall not apply with respect to arid areas (including summer fallow areas), as determined by the Secretary. If the Secretary determines any county in a State to be arid, the respective State committee established under section 8(b) of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 U.S.C. 590h(b)) may designate any other county or counties or all of the State as arid for the purposes of this paragraph. "(Ill) APPROVAL OF COVER CROPS AND PRACTICES. — The State committee, after receiving recommendations from the county committees, shall approve appropriate crops planted or maintained as cover, including, as appropriate, annual or perennial native grasses and legumes or other vegetation. The State committee shall establish the final seeding date for the planting of the cover and shall approve appropriate cover crops or practices, after consulting the Soil Conservation Service State Conservationist regarding whether the crops or practices will sufficiently protect the land from weeds and wind and water erosion. After the Secretary establishes the State technical committee for the State pursuant to section 1261 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (16 U.S.C. 3861), the State committee shall consult with the technical committee (rather than the Soil Conservation Service State Conservationist) regarding whether the crops or practices will sufficiently protect the land from weeds and wind and water erosion.". (c) FEED GRAINS.— Clause (i) of section 105B(e)(4)(B) (7 U.S.C. 1444f(e)(4)(B)(i)) is amended to read as follows: