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[76 Stat. 621]
[76 Stat. 621]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1962

76 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 87-703-SEPT. 27, 1962

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"COMMERCIAL AREA

"SEC. 334a. If the acreage allotment for any State for any crop of wheat is twenty-five thousand acres or less, the Secretary, in order to promote efficient administration of this Act and the Agricultural Act of 1949, may designate such State as outside the commercial wheatproducing area for the marketing year for such crop. If such State is so designated, acreage allotments for such crop and marketing quotas for the marketing year therefor shall not be applicable to any farm in such State. Acreage allotments in any State shall not be increased by reason of such designation." SEC. 315. Section 335 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:

52 Stat. 54. 7 USC 1335.

•^ " S M A L L FARM E X E M P T I O N

"SEC, 335. Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, no farm marketing quota for any crop of wheat shall be applicable to any farm with a farm acreage allotment of less than fifteen acres if the acreage of such crop of wheat does not exceed the small-farm base acreage determined for the farm, unless the operator elects in writing on a form and within the time prescribed by the Secretary to be subject to the farm acreage allotment and marketing quota. The smallfarm base acreage for a farm shall be the smaller of (A) the average acreage of the crop of wheat planted for harvest in the three years 1959, 1960, and 1961, or such later three-year period, excluding 1963, determined by the Secretary to be representative, with adjustments for abnormal weather conditions, established crop-rotation practices on the farm, and such other factors as the Secretary determines should be considered for the purpose of establishing a fair and equitable small-farm base acreage, or (B) fifteen acres. The acreage allotment for any farm shall be the larger of (1) the small-farm base acreage determined as provided above on the basis of the three-year period 1959-1961, reduced by the same percentage by which the national acreage allotment for the crop is reduced below fifty-five million acres, or (2) the acreage allotment determined without regard to (1) above. If the operator of any such farm fails to make such election with respect to any crop of wheat, (i) for the purposes of Public Law 74, Seventyseventh Congress (7 U.S.C. 1340), as amended, the farm acreage allotment for such crop of wheat shall be deemed to be the larger of (A) the small-farm base acreage or (B) the acreage allotment for the farm, (ii) the land-use provisions of section 339 shall be inapplicable to the farm, (iii) such crop of wheat shall not be eligible for price support, and (iv) wheat marketing certificates applicable to such crop shall not be issued with respect to the farm. The additional acreage required to provide acreage allotments for farms based upon smallfarm base acreages under this section shall be in addition to National, State, and county acreage allotments." SEC. 316. Section 336 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:

55 Stat. 203. Post, p. 622.

52 Stat. ss. 7 USC 1336.

"REFERENDUM

"SEC. 336. If a national marketing quota for wheat for one, two, or three marketing years is proclaimed, the Secretary shall, not later than sixty days after such proclamation is published in the Federal Register, conduct a referendum, by secret ballot, of farmers to determine whether they favor or oppose marketing quotas for the marketing year or years for which proclaimed. Any producer who has a farm acreage allotment shall be eligible to vote in any referendum held pursuant to