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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 1408

Exports.

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

ticable after the date of enactment of the Food Security Act of 1985. Such level shall not thereafter be changed. "(4)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), nonrecourse loans provided for in this section shall, on request of the producer during the 10th month of the loan period for the cotton, be made available for an additional term of 8 months. "(B) A request to extend the loan period shall not be approved in any month in which the average price of Strict Low Middling one and one-sixteenth inch cotton (micronaire 3.5 through 4.9) in the designated spot markets for the preceding month exceeded 130 percent of the average price of such quality of cotton in such markets for the preceding 36-month period. "(5)(A) If the S e c r e t s ^ determines that the prevailing world market price for upland cotton (adjusted to United States quality and location) is below the loan level determined under the foregoing provisions of this subsection, in order to make United States upland cotton competitive in world markets, the Secretary shall implement the provisions of Plan A or Plan B in accordance with this paragraph. "(B) If the Secretary elects to implement Plan A, the Secretary shall permit a producer to repay a loan made for any crop at a level determined and announced by the Secretary at the same time the Secretary announces the loan level for such crop as determined under paragraph (3). Such repayment level for loans on such crops shall not be less than 80 percent of the loan level determined for the crop. Such repayment level, once announced for the crop, shall not thereafter be changed. "(C)(i) If the Secretary elects to implement Plan B, except as provided in clause (ii), the Secretary shall permit a producer to repay a loan made for any crop at a level that is the lesser of^ "(I) the loan level determined for such crop; or "(II) the prevailing world market price for upland cotton (adjusted to United States quality and location), as determined by the Secretary. "(ii) For each of the 1987 through 1990 crops of cotton, if the world market price for cotton (adjusted to United States quality and location) as determined by the Secretary, is less than 80 percent of the loan level determined for such crop, the Secretary may permit a producer to repay a loan made under this subsection for a crop at such level (not in excess of 80 percent of the loan level determined for such crop) as the Secretary determines will— "(I) minimize potential loan forfeitures; "(II) minimize the accumulation of cotton stocks by the Federal Government; "(III) minimize the cost incurred by the Federal Government in storing cotton; and "(IV) allow cotton produced in the United States to be marketed freely and competitively, both domestically and internationaly. "(D)(i) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during the period beginning August 1, 1986, and ending July 31, 1991, if a program carried out under Plan A or Plan B fails to make United States upland cotton fully competitive in world markets and the prevailing world market price of upland cotton (adjusted to United States quality and location), as determined by the Secretary, is below the current loan repayment rate for upland cotton determined under subparagraph (A), to make United States upland