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[75 Stat. 302]
[75 Stat. 302]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

302

Ante, p. 6.

16 USC SdOp

Ante, p. 301-

PUBLIC LAW 87-128-AUG. 8, 1961

[75 S T A T.

variety for harvest in 1962, does not knowingly devote an acreage on the farm to barley in excess of 110 per centum of the average acreage devoted on the farm to barley in 1959 and 1960, and does not knowingly devote an acreage on the farm to com and grain sorghums in excess of the average acreage devoted on the farm to corn and grain sorghums in 1959 and 1960." SEC. 132. Section 16 of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended, is amended by adding the following new subsection: " (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law— "(^1) The Secretary shall formulate and carry out a special agricultural conservation program for 1962, without regard to provisions which would be applicable to the regular agricultural conservation program, under which, subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary determines, conservation payments in amounts determined by the Secretary to be fair and reasonable shall be made to producers who divert acreage from the production of corn and grain sorghums, and barley, respectively, to an approved conservation use and increase their average acreage of cropland devoted in 1959 and 1960 to designated soil conserving crops or practices including summer fallow and idle land by an equal amount: Provided, however, That any producer may elect in lieu of such payment to devote such diverted acreage to castor beans, guar, safflower, sunflower, or sesame, if designated by the Secretary. I n order to be eligible for a payment, a producer (other than a producer of malting barley as described in section 105(c)(4) of the Agricultural Act of 1949) who participates in the special agricultural conservation program of 1962 for corn and grain sorghums must not knowingly devote an acreage on the farm in excess of the average acreage devoted on the farm to barley in 1959 and 1960, and a producer who participates in the special agricultural conservation program for 1962 for barley must not knowingly devote an acreage on the farm to corn and grain sorghums in excess of the average acreage devoted on the farm to corn and grain sorghums m 1959 and 1960. Such special agricultural conservation program shall require the producer to take such measures as the Secretary may deem appropriate to keep such diverted acreage free from insects, weeds, and rodents. The acreage eligible for payments in cash or in an equivalent amount in kind under such conservation program shall be an acreage equivalent to 20 per centum of the average acreage on the farm planted to corn and grain sorghums, or barley, in the crop years 1959 and 1960 or up to twenty acres, whichever is greater. Such payments in cash or in kind at the basic county support rate for the 1961 crop in effect at the time payment rates for the special feed grain program for 1962 are established, adjusted to reflect any changes between the national support rates for the 1961 and 1962 crops may be made on an amount of the commodity not in excess of 50 per centum of the normal production of the acreage diverted from the commodity on the farm based on its adjusted average yield per acre for the 1959 and 1960 crop acreage. Payments in kind only may be made by the Secretary for the diversion of up to an additional 20 per centum of the average acreage on the farm planted to corn and grain sorghums, or barley, in the crop years 1959 and 1960. Payments in kind on such additional acreage may be made at the basic county support rate for the 1961 crop in effect at the time payments rates for the special feed gram program for 1962 are established, adjusted to reflect