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[87 STAT. 223]
[87 STAT. 223]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1973

87 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 93-86-AUG. 10, 1973

223

changes in the cost of production, and assure a level of farm income adequate to maintain productive capacity sufficient to meet anticipated future needs"; and (C) inserting in subsection (b) after the first sentence in the quotation the following: "Notwithstanding the foregoing, effective for the period beginning with the date of enactment of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 and ending on March 31, 1975, the price of milk shall be supported at not less than 80 per centum of the parity price therefor." TRANSFER OF DAIRY PRODUCTS TO THE MILITARY AND TO VETERANS HOSPITALS (4) Section 203 is amended by striking out "1973" and inserting "1977". DAIRY INDEMNITY PROGRAM (5) Section 204 is amended by— (A) striking out "1973" and inserting "1977"; and (B) striking subsection (b) and substituting therefor the following: " (b) Section 1 of said Act is amended to read as follows: " 'SECTION' 1. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to make indemnity payments for milk or cows producing such milk at a fair market value, to dairy farmers who have been directed since January 1, 1964 (but only since the date of enactment of the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 in the case of indemnity payments not authorized prior to such date of enactment), to remove their milk, and to make indemnity payments for dairy products at fair market value to manufacturers of dairy products who have been directed since the date of enactment of the Agricultural Act of 1970 to remove their dairy products from commercial markets because of residues of chemicals registered and approved for use by the Federal Government at the time of such use. Any indemnity payment to any farmer shall continue until he has been reinstated and is again allowed to dispose of his milk on commercial markets.' "

84 Stat. 1361. 7 USC 1446a.

^ use 450i. Jf4"strt'"i'362* 7 USC 450j.

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7 USC 1305 note.

DAIRY IMPORT STUDY (6) Title II is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: ^* ^*°*- ^^^^• "SEC. 205. The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized and directed to carry out a comprehensive study to determine the effect upon domestic diary producers, handlers, and processors and upon consumers of increases in the level of imports, if any, of dairy products and report grerJ'"'^* *° ^°"' his findings, together with any recommendations he may have with respect to import quotas or other matters, to the Congress of the United States no later than January 1, 1975. For the purposes of this section dairy products include (1) all forms of milk and dairy products, butterfat, milk solids-not-fat, and any combination or mixture