Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 2.djvu/891

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PUBLIC LAW 102-237—DEC. 13, 1991 105 STAT. 1843 fication services available to producers of cotton and shall provide for the collection of classification fees from participating producers, or agents who voluntarily agree to collect and remit the fees on behalf of producers.". (b) FEES.— The first proviso in the second sentence of section 3a of such Act is amended— ^ use 473a. (1) by striking clauses (1) and (2) and inserting the following new clauses: "(1) the uniform per bale classification fee to be collected from producers, or their agents, for the classification service in any year shall be the fee established in the previous year for the prevailing method of classification service, exclusive of adjustments to the fee made in the previous year under clauses (2), (3), and (4), and as may be adjusted by the percentage change in the implicit price deflator for the gross national product as indexed during the most recent 12-month period for which statistics are available; (2) the fee calculated in accordance with clause (1) for a crop year may be increased by an amount not to exceed 1 percent for every 100,000 running bales, or portion thereof, that the Secretary estimates will be classed by the United States Department of Agriculture in the crop year below the level of 12,500,000 running bales, or decreased by a quantity not to exceed 1 percent for every 100,000 running bales, or portion thereof, that the Secretary estimates will be classed by the United States Department of Agriculture in the crop year above the level of 12,500,000 running bales;"; and (2) by striking clause (7) and inserting^ the following new clause: "(7) the Secretary shall announce the uniform classification fee and any surcharge for the crop not later than June 1 of the year in which the fee applies.". (c) CLARIFICATION OF SERVICES.—The third sentence of section 3a of such Act is amended to read as follows: "Classification services, other than the prevailing method, provided at the request of the producer shall not be subject to the restrictions specified in clauses (1), (2), and (3) of the preceding sentence.". (d) REPEAL OF STUDY ON PROCESSING CERTAIN COTTON GRADES.— Section 3 of the Uniform Cotton Classing Fees Act of 1987 (7 U.S.C. 473a note) is repealed. (e) EFFECTIVE DATE.— Subsections (a), (b), and (c), and the amend- Termination ments made by subsections (a), (b), and (c), shall be effective for the ^^ period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending on September 30, 1996. SEC. 121. SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING TARGETED OPTION PAY- MENTS. (a) FINDINGS. —Congress finds that— (1) thousands of agricultural producers are facing extremely difficult economic times and low commodity prices; (2) the conditions on each farm are unique and require a unique plan to meet the income, conservation, and soil and weather conditions of the farm; and (3) agricultural producers need the maximum possible flexibility to tailor the agricultural price support and production adjustment program to their farms' individual needs. Ob) SENSE OF CONGRESS. — It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Agriculture should offer targeted option payments for each of the 1992 through 1995 crops of wheat, feed grains, uplsind cotton, and rice as authorized by sections 107B(e)(3), 105B(e)(3), 7 USC 473a note.