Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/549

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PUBLIC LAW 103-354—OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3183 (1) in subsection (a), by striking ", and county crop insurance committeemen"; (2) in subsection (d), by striking "of this Act," and all that follows through "agency"; and (3) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(g)(1) The Corporation shall establish a management-level position to be known as the Specialty Crops Coordinator. "(2) The Specialty Crops Coordinator shall have primary responsibility for addressing the needs of specialty crop producers, and for providing information and advice, in connection with the activities of the Corporation to improve and expand the insurance pro- ^:^m for specialty crops. In carrying out this paragraph, the Specialty Crops Coordinator shall act as the liaison of the Corporation witii representatives of specialty crop producers and assist the Corporation with the knowledge, expertise, and famiharity of the producers with risk management and production issues pertaining to specialty crops. "(3) The Specialty Crops Coordinator shall use information collected from Corporation neld office directors in States in which specialty crous have a significant economic effect and from other sources, iacluding the extension service and colleges and universities.". SEC. 106. CROP INSURANCE. Section 508 (7 U.S.C. 1508) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 608. CROP INSURANCE. "(a) AUTHORITY TO OFFER INSURANCE.— "(1) IN GENERAL. —I f sufficient actuarial data are available (as determined by the Corporation), the Corporation may insure, or provide reinsurance for insurers of, producers of agricultural commodities grown in the United States under 1 or more plans of insurance determined by the Corporation to be adapted to the agricultural conmiodity concerned. To qualify for coverage under a plan of insurance, the losses of me insured conmiodity must be due to drought, flood, or other natural disaster (as determined by the Secretary). "(2) PERIOD.— Except in the cases of tobacco and potatoes, insurance shall not extend beyond the period during which the insured conmiodity is in the field. As used in the preceding sentence, in the case of an aquacultural species, the term

  • field' means the environment in which the commodity is produced.

"(3) EXCLUSIONS.— Insurance provided under this subsection shall not cover losses due to— "(A) the neglect or malfeasance of the producer; "(B) the failure of the producer to reseed to the same crop in such areas and under such circumstances as it is customary to reseed; or "(C) the failure oi the producer to follow good farming practices (as determined by the Secretary). (4) EXPANSION TO OTHER AREAS OR SINGLE PRODUCERS. — "(A) AREA EXPANSION.— The Corporation may offer plans of insurance or reinsurance for production of agricultural commodities in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia,^