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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1985

99 STAT. 1638

PUBLIC LAW 99-198—DEC. 23, 1985

(A) producers of mcgor agricultural commodities or the products thereof in the United States; (B) processors or refiners of United States agricultural commodities or the products thereof; (C) exporters, transporters, or shippers of United States agricultural commodities or the products thereof; (D) suppliers of agricultural equipment or materials to United States farmers; (E) providers of financing or credit for agricultural purposes; and (F) consumers of United States agricultural commodities or the products thereof. (2) The Governor of a State may submit to the President a list of not less than two, nor more than four, nominees to serve on the Commission who represent individuals and industries referred to in paragraph (1). President of U.S. (3)(A) Except as provided in subparagraphs (B) and (C), the President shall appoint 15 individuals from a total of, to the extent practicable, not less than sixty individuals nominated by States under paragraph (2) to serve on the Commission. (B) The President may appoint to the Commission not more than— (i) one individual nominated by a particular State; and (ii) seven individuals of the same political party. (C) If the President determines that the individuals nominated by States under paragraph (2) are not broadly representative of the individuals and industries referred to in paragraph Prohibition. (1), the President may substitute no more than three other individuals t5 serve on the Commission who represent such individuals and industries. (c)(1) The chairmen and ranking minority members of the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate shall— (A) serve as ex officio members of the Commission; and (B) have the same voting rights as the members of the Commission selected and appointed under subsection (b). (2) The chairmen and ranking minority members may designate other members of the respective committees to serve in their stead as members of the Commission. (d) A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. (e) The Commission shall elect a chairman from emiong the members of the Commission who are selected and appointed under the provisions of subsection (b). (f) The Commission shall meet at the call of the chairman or a majority of the Commission. CONDUCT OF STUDY

7 USC 5003.

SEC. 1724. The Commission shall studyC the structure, procedures, and methods of formulating and D administering agricultural policies, programs, and practices of the United States, including— (A) the effectiveness of existing agricultural programs in improving farm income;