Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 68 Part 1.djvu/935
[68 Stat. 903] [68 Stat. 903]
PUBLIC LAW 000—MMMM. DD, 1954
68 S T A T. ]
" PROCLAMATION OF CX>MMERCIAL CORN-PRODUCING AREA
"SEC. 327. Not later than February 1 of each calendar year, the Secretary shall ascertain and proclaim the commercial corn-producing area." SEC. 305. The first sentence of section 328 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1328), is amended by striking eistllThsi: ^°^' out the word "ten" and inserting in lieu thereof "five", by striking out the language "and trends in yield", and by striking out the word "or" and inserting in lieu thereof "and corn". SEC. 306. Section 329(a) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1329), is amended by striking out the ^^ Stat. 52. word "ten" and inserting in lieu thereof "five". SEC. 307. Section 332 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, ^^f^^'i/a^j. as amended, is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 332. Not later than May 15 of each calendar year the Secretary shall ascertain and proclaim the national acreage allotment for the crop of wheat produced in the next succeeding calendar year." SEC. 308. Section 334 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, 7 USC 1334. as amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new subsection as follows: " (f) Any part of any 1955 farm wheat acreage allotment on which aik>t*ments.**^'*"** wheat will not be planted and which is voluntarily surrendered to the ^^^^J^^^^ " " • ' county committee shall be deducted from the allotment to such farm and may be reapportioned by the county committee to other farms in the same county receiving allotments in amounts determined by the county committee to be fair and reasonable on the basis of past acreage of wheat tillable acres, crop rotation practices, type of soil, and topography. If all of the allotted acreage voluntarily surrendered is not .. needed in the county, the county committee may surrender the excess acreage to the State committee to be used for the same purposes as the State acreage reserve under subsection (c) of this section. Any allotment transferred under this provision shall be regarded for the purposes of subsection (c) of this section as having been planted on the farm from which transferred rather than on the farm to which transferred, except that this shall not operate to make the farm from which ' the allotment was transferred eligible for an allotment as having wheat planted thereon during the three-year base period: Provided, That notwithstanding any other provisions of law, any part of any 1955 farm acreage allotment may be permanently released in writing to the county committee by the owner and operator of the farm, and reapportioned as provided herein. Acreage surrendered, reapportioned under this subsection, and planted shall be credited to the State and county in determining future acreage allotments." SEC. 309. Section 335 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, ^ use 1335. as amended, is amended— (a) by striking out of subsection (a) "July 1" following the words "not later than" and inserting in lieu thereof "May 15"; and (b) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(e) I t, for any marketing year, the acreage allotment for wheat for any State is twenty-five thousand acres or less, the Secretary, in order to promote efficient administration of this Act and the Agricul" tural Act of 1949, may designate such State as outside the commer- I use i42inote. cial wheat-producing area for such marketing year. No farm market- Ante, p. 899. ing quota or acreage allotment with respect to wheat under this title shall be applicable in such marketing year to any farm in any State so designated; and no acreage allotment in any other State shall be Publication increased by reason of such designation. Notice of any such designa- FR. tion shall be published in the Federal Register."