97 STAT. 496 PUBLIC LAW 98-88—AUG. 26, 1983 Farm program acreage. Farm program payment yield. crop. The national program acreage shall be subject to such adjust- ment as the Secretary determines necessary, taking into considera- tion the estimated carryover supply and the stocks not accounted for by official domestic consumption and export data, so as to provide for an adequate but not excessive total supply of extra long staple cotton for the marketing year for the crop for which such national program acreage is established. In no event shall the national program acreage be less than sixty thousand acres. "(5) The Secretary shall determine a program allocation factor for each crop of extra long staple cotton. The allocation factor (not to exceed 100 per centum) shall be determined by dividing the national program acreage for the crop by the number of acres that the Secretary estimates will be harvested for such crop. "(6) The individual farm program acreage for each crop of extra long staple cotton shall be determined by multiplying the allocation factor by the acreage of extra long staple cotton planted for harvest on each farm for which individual farm program acreages are required to be determined. The farm program acreage shall not be further reduced by application of the allocation factor if the pro- ducers reduce the acreage of extra long staple cotton planted for harvest on the farm from the acreage base established for the farm under paragraph (8)(A) of this subsection by at least the percentage recommended by the Secretary in the announcement of the national program acreage. The Secretary shall provide fair and equitable treatment for producers on farms on which the acreage of extra long staple cotton planted for harvest is less than the acreage base established for the farm under paragraph (8)(A) of this subsection, but for which the reduction is insufficient to exempt the farm from the application of the allocation factor. In establishing the allocation factor for extra long staple cotton, the Secretary may make such adjustment as the Secretary deems necessary to take into account the extent of exemption of farms under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph. "(7) The farm program payment yield for each crop of extra long staple cotton shall be determined on the basis of the actual yields per harvested acre on the farm for the preceding three years, except that the actual yields shall be adjusted by the Secretary for abnor- mal yields in any year caused by drought, flood, or other natural disaster, or other condition beyond the control of the producers. In case farm yield data for one or more years are unavailable or there was no production, the Secretary shall provide for appraisals to be made on the basis of actual yields and program payment yields for similar farms in the area for which data are available. Notwith- standing the foregoing provisions of this paragraph in the determi- nation of yields, the Secretary shall take into account the actual yields proved by the producer, and neither such yields nor the farm program payment yield established on the basis of such yields shall be reduced under other provisions of this paragraph. If the Secre- tary determines it necessary, the Secretary may establish national. State, or county program payment yields on the basis of historical yields, as adjusted by the Secretary to correct for abnormal factors affecting such yields in the historical period, or, if such data are not available, on the Secretary's estimate of actual yields for the crop year involved. If national. State, or county program payment yields are established, the farm program payment yields shall balance to the national. State, or county program payment yields.
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