Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/571

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PUBLIC LAW 103-354—OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3205 (3) had a reasonable expectation of planting a crop on the prevented planting acreage for the 1994 crop year; and (4) participates in a conserving use program established for the 1994 crop of wheat, feed grains, upland cotton, or rice established under section 107B(c)(l)(E), 105B(c)(l)(E), 103B(c)(l)(D), or 101B(c)(l)(D), respectively, of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1445b-3a(c)(l)(E), 1444f(c)(l)(E), 1444- 2(c)(1)(D), or 1441-2(c)(l)(D)). (c) OILSEED PREVENTED PLANTING PAYMENTS. — (1) IN GENERAL. — Effective for the 1994 crop year, a producer of a crop of oilseeds (as defined in section 205(a) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1446f(a))) shall receive a prevented planting payment for the crop if the requirements of paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (b) are satisfied. (2) SOURCE OF PAYMENT.—The total amount of payments required under this subsection shall be made by the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. (d) PAYMENT. —A payment under this section may not be made before October 1, 1994. SEC. 117. REPORT ON IMPROVING DISSEMINATION OF CROP ESfSUR- 7 USC 1508 note. ANCE INFORMATION. Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act and at the end of each of the 2 1-year periods thereafter, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation shall submit a report to Congress containing a plan to implement a soimd program for producer education regarding the crop insurance program and for the dissemination of crop insurance information to producers, as required by section 508(a)(5) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (as amended by section 106). SEC. 118. CROP INSURANCE PROVIDER EVALUATION. 7 USC 1506 note. (a) IN GENERAL.— The Comptroller General of the United States and the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (referred to in this section as the "Corporation") shall jointiy evaluate the financial arrangement between the Corporation and approved insurance providers to determine the quaHty, costs, and efficiencies of providing the benefits of multiple peril crop insurance to producers of agricultural conunodities covered under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.). (b) COLLECTION OF INFORMATION AND PROPOSALS.— The Corporation shall require private insurance providers and agents to supply, and the private insurance providers and agents shall supply, records and information necessary to make the determinations and evaluations required under this section. The Corporation shall solicit fix)m the approved insurance providers and agents proposals for modifying or altering the requirements, regulations, procedures, and processes related to implementing the Federal Crop Insurance Act to reduce the operating and administrative costs of the providers and agents. (c) INITIAL REPORT.— Not later than 180 days after receipt of information and cost-reduction proposals under subsection (b), the Corporation shall evaluate me information and proposals obtained £tnd report the results of the evaluation to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate. (d) FINAL REPORT.— Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General and the Corporation