Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/54

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104 STAT. 3376 PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 United States of milk gind the products of milk during the period January 1, 1986, through December 31, 1990 (milk equivalent, total milk solids basis). " (e) REPORT ON MILK INVENTORY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.— "(1) IN GENERAL. —Not later than August 1, 1991, the Secretary shall prepare and submit a report and recommendations on various milk inventory management progrsuns to the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate. ^®^®'?^ "(2) SouciTATiON OF PROPOSALS. —Within 60 days after the publication ^^^ °^ enactment of this section, the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register a notice to solicit proposals concerning a milk inventory mansigement program. "(3) REQUIRED PROPOSALS.— In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary sheill study, among other proposals— "(A) an alternative classification of milk contained in section 8c(5) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act (7 U.S.C. 608c(5)), as amended by the Agricultursil Marketing Agreement Act of 1937; "(B) a program to support the income of milk producers through a system of established prices and deficiency pay- ments; and "(C) other such programs submitted to the Secretary under paragraph (2) as the Secretary may determine appropriate after consultation with the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives and the (Dommittee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate. "(4) PROHIBITED PROGRAMS.— In the study required under paragraph (3), the Secretary shall not consider any milk inventory management program that includes any milk production termination program that is similar to the program established under section 201(d)(3), or support price reductions below the levels established under this section. "(5) CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION. — The Secretary shall evaluate the proposals for a milk inventory msmagement program based on— "(A) the ability of the program to limit Government purchases of milk products to 6,000,000,000 pounds (milk equivalent, total milk solids basis) in a calendar year; "(B) the speed and effectiveness of reducing excess milk production; "(C) the effectiveness in sustaining reduced milk production for at least a 5-year period with and without the continuation of the program; "(D) the regional impact on milk prices, producer revenue, and milk supplies; "(E) the impact on national producer income and Government expenditures; "(F) the impact on the rural economy and maintaining family farms; "(G) the impact on the availability of wholesome dairy products for domestic and foreign nutrition and food assistance programs; "(H) technological innovations; "(I) the effectiveness in reducing butter fat production and increasing protein content in milk;