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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

99 STAT. 1443

"(D) soybeans may not be considered an eligible commodity for any reserve program.". TITLE DC—SUGAR SUGAR PRICE SUPPORT

SEC. 901. Effective only for the 1986 through 1990 crops of sugar beets and sugarcane, section 201 of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1446) (as amended by section 801 of this Act) is further amended by— (1) striking out "honey, and milk" in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "honey, milk, sugar beets, and sugarcane"; and (2) adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(j)(1) The price of each of the 1986 through 1990 crops of sugar beets and sugarcane, respectively, shall be supported in accordance with this subsection. "(2) The Secretary shall support the price of domestically grown sugarcane through nonrecourse loans at such level as the Secretary determines appropriate but not less than 18 cents per pound for raw cane sugar, except that such level may be increased under paragraph (4). "(3) The Secretary shall support the price of domestically grown sugar beets through nonrecourse loans at such level as the Secretary determines is fair and reasonable in relation to the loan level for sugarcane. "(4)(A) The Secretary may increase the support price for each of the 1986 through 1990 crops of domestically grown sugarcane and sugar beets from the price determined for the preceding crop based on such factors as the Secretary determines appropriate, including changes (during the 2 crop years immediately preceding the crop year for which the determination is made) in the cost of sugar products, the cost of domestic sugar production, and other circumstances that may adversely affect domestic sugar production. "(B) If the Secretary makes a determination not to increase the support price under subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall submit a report containing the findings, decision, and supporting data for such determination to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate. "(5) The Secretary shall announce the loan rate to be applicable during any fiscal year under this subsection as far in advance of the beginning of that fiscal year as is practicable consistent with the purposes of this subsection. "(6) Loans under this subsection during any fiscal year shall be made available not earlier than the beginning of such fiscal year and shall mature before the end of such fiscal year.".

Honey. Milk.

Loans,

Loans.

Loans.

Loans.

PREVENTION OF SUGAR LOAN FORFEITURES

SEC. 902. (a) Beginning with the quota year for sugar imports which begins after the 1985/1986 quota year, the President shall use all authorities available to the President as is necessary to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to operate the sugar program established under section 201 of the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1446) at no cost to the Federal (jovernment by preventing the

7 USC 1446 note.

Ante, pp. 1362, 1441; supra.