This site contains the text of all the bills as introduced in the 107th Congress that have been referred
to the House Agriculture Committee, and other ag-related bills not referred to the Agriculture Committee.

Last updated: Wednesday, January 8, 2003

Bills Referred to the Agriculture Committee

U.S. House of Representatives Bill Date Introduced
H.R. 32 - amends the Agricultural Market Transition Act to establish a flexible fallow program under which a producer may idle a portion of the total planted acreage of the loan commodities of the producer in exchange for higher loan rates for marketing assistance loans on the remaining acreage of the producer January 3, 2001
H.R. 33 - amends the Agricultural Market Transition Act to authorize a program to encourage agricultural producers to rest and rehabilitate croplands while enhancing soil and water conservation and wildlife habitat January 3, 2001
H.R. 34 - amends the Agricultural Market Transition Act to provide for the payment of special loan deficiency payments to producers who are eligible for loan deficiency payments, but who suffered yield losses due to damaging weather or related condition in a federally declared disaster area January 3, 2001
H.R. 98 - amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to increase the amount of funds available for certain agricultural trade programs January 3, 2001
H.R. 111 - amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to require local educational agencies and schools to implement integrated pest management systems to minimize the use of pesticides in schools and to provide parents, guardians, and employees with notice of the use of pesticides in schools, and for other purposes January 3, 2001
H.R. 115 - provides for a program to educate the public regarding the use of biotechnology in producing food for human consumption, supports additional scientific research regarding the potential economic and environmental risks and benefits of using biotechnology to produce food, and for other purposes January 3, 2001
H.R. 172 - amends the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the egg, meat, and poultry inspection laws to ensure that consumers receive notification regarding food products produced from crops, livestock, or poultry raised on land on which sewage sludge was applied January 3, 2001
H.R. 173 - amends the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 to allow for the financing of agricultural sales to Cuba January 3, 2001
H.R. 174 - lifts the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes January 3, 2001
H.R. 212 - ensures that Federal agencies establish the appropriate procedures for assessing whether or not Federal regulations might result in the taking of private property, and to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to report to the Congress with respect to such takings under programs of the Department of Agriculture January 3, 2001
H.R. 229 - provides needed flexibility to the United States Department of Agriculture to help developing countries and move surplus commodities from the United States January 6, 2001
H.R. 230 - amends the Agricultural Fair Practices Act of 1967 to provide for the accreditation of associations of agricultural producers, to promote good faith bargaining between such accredited associations and the handlers of agricultural products, and to strengthen the enforcement authorities to respond to violations of the Act January 6, 2001
H.R. 231 - amend the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to provide the Secretary of Agriculture with administrative authority to investigate live poultry dealers, and for other purposes January 6, 2001
H.R. 301 - requires the Secretary of Agriculture to make emergency loans under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act and provide emergency assistance under the Livestock Assistance Program to poultry farmers whose energy costs have escalated sharply January 30, 2001
H.R. 302 - requires the Secretary of Agriculture to make emergency loans under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to poultry farmers whose energy costs have escalated sharply January 30, 2001
H.R. 337 - amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to increase the maximum amount of marketing loan gains and loan deficiency payments that an agricultural producer may receive during the 2001 crop year January 31, 2001
H.R. 338 - amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to increase the maximum amount of marketing loan gains and loan deficiency payments that an agricultural producer may receive during each of crop years 2001 and 2002 January 31, 2001
H.R. 352 - establishes certain privileges and immunities for information disclosed as part of a voluntary self-evaluation of compliance with environmental requirements, relating to compliance with environmental laws, and for other purposes January 31, 2001
H.R. 396 - amends the emergency crop loss assistance provisions of the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001, to respond to the severe economic losses being incurred by crop producers, livestock and poultry producers, and greenhouse operators as a result of the sharp increase in energy prices February 6, 2001
H.R. 427 - provides further protections for the watershed of the Little Sandy River as part of the Bull Run Watershed Management Unit, Oregon, and for other purposes February 6, 2001
H.R. 478 - requires the Secretary of Agriculture to make emergency loans under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act and to provide emergency assistance to agricultural producers whose energy costs have escalated sharply February 6, 2001
H.R. 479 - authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make emergency loans under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to greenhouse farmers whose energy costs have escalated sharply February 6, 2001
H.R. 480 - require the Secretary of Agriculture to make emergency loans under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act and to provide emergency assistance to greenhouse farming operations whose energy costs have escalated sharply February 6, 2001
H.R. 626 - amend the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make grants to nonprofit organizations to finance the construction, refurbishing, and servicing of individually-owned household water well systems in rural areas for individuals with low or moderate income February 14, 2001
H.R. 627 - provide tax and regulatory relief for farmers and to improve the competitiveness of American agricultural commodities and products in global markets February 14, 2001
H.R. 713 - requires the Secretary of Agriculture to complete a report regarding the safety and monitoring of genetically engineered foods, and for other purposes February 14, 2001
H.R. 743 - eliminates the fees associated with Forest Service special use permits authorizing a church to use structures and improvements on National Forest System lands for religious or educational purposes February 27, 2001
H.R. 798 - lifts the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes February 28, 2001
H.R. 908 - terminates the participation of the Forest Service in the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program and to offset the revenues lost by such termination by prohibiting the use of appropriated funds to finance engineering support for sales of timber from National Forest System lands March 7, 2001
H.R. 1010 - provides emergency relief to small businesses affected by significant increases in the prices of heating oil, natural gas, propane, and kerosene, and for other purposes March 13, 2001
H.R. 1013 - promotes recreation on Federal lakes, to require Federal agencies responsible for managing Federal lakes to pursue strategies for enhancing recreational experiences of the public, and for other purposes March 14, 2001
H.R. 1082 - amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to expand the number of acres authorized for inclusion in the conservation reserve March 15, 2001
H.R. 1084 - amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to permit a State to register a Canadian pesticide for distribution and use within that State March 15, 2001
H.R. 1093 - provides for grants to assist value-added agricultural businesses March 19, 2001
H.R. 1121 - amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require retailers of beef, lamb, and pork to inform consumers, at the final point of sale to consumers, of the country of origin of the commodities March 20, 2001
H.R. 1139 - terminates the participation of the Forest Service in the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program March 21, 2001
H.R. 1155 - amends the Animal Welfare Act to strike the limitation that permits interstate movement of live birds, for the purpose of fighting, to States in which animal fighting is lawful March 21, 2001
H.R. 1249 - ensures that crop losses resulting from plant viruses and other plant diseases are covered by crop insurance and the noninsured crop assistance program and that agricultural producers who suffer such losses are eligible for emergency loans March 27, 2001
H.R. 1254 - establishes a program to provide for a reduction in the incidence and prevalence of Lyme disease March 27, 2001
H.R. 1276 - expands the enforcement options under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to include the imposition of civil money penalties March 28, 2001
H.R. 1321 - amends the conservation provisions of the Food Security Act of 1985 to establish a voluntary, incentive-based conservation security program.  March 29, 2001
H.R. 1339 - provides market loss assistance during fiscal year 2001 to owners and producers on farms who are eligible for a final payment for fiscal year 2001 under production flexibility contracts entered into under the Agricultural Market Transition Act April 3, 2001
H.R. 1363 - helps ensure general aviation aircraft access to Federal land and to the airspace over that land April 3, 2001
H.R. 1378 - authorizes grants for certain water and waste disposal facility projects in rural areas April 3, 2001
H.R. 1382 - authorizes increased fines for improper use of vehicles that results in damage to public lands or national forests, and for other purposes April 3, 2001
H.R. 1388 - authorizes funding for the National 4-H Program Centennial Initiative April 4, 2001
H.R. 1408 - safeguards the public from fraud in the financial services industry, to streamline and facilitate the antifraud information-sharing efforts of Federal and State regulators, and for other purposes April 4, 2001
H.R. 1420 - establishes the Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland memorial fellowship programs, and for other purposes April 4, 2001
H.R. 1421 - amends the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to make it unlawful for any stockyard owner, market agency, or dealer to transfer or market nonambulatory cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, or goats, and for other purposes April 4, 2001
H.R. 1462 - requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish a program to provide assistance through States to eligible weed management entities to control or eradicate harmful, nonnative weeds on public and private land April 4, 2001
H.R. 1494 - saves taxpayers money, reduce the deficit, cut corporate welfare, protect communities from wildfires, and protect and restore America's natural heritage by eliminating the fiscally wasteful and ecologically destructive commercial logging program on Federal public lands, restoring native biodiversity in our Federal public forests, and facilitating the economic recovery and diversification of communities affected by the Federal logging program April 4, 2001
H.R. 1505 - amends the Agricultural Adjustment Act to prohibit the Secretary of Agriculture from basing minimum prices for Class I milk on the distance or transportation costs from any location that is not within a marketing area, except under certain circumstances, and for other purposes April 4, 2001
H.R. 1506 - amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to authorize the annual enrollment of land in the wetlands reserve program, to extend the program through 2005, and for other purposes April 4, 2001
H.R. 1526 - prohibits excessive concentration resulting from mergers among certain purchasers, processors, and sellers of livestock, poultry, and basic agricultural commodities; to require the Attorney General to establish an Office of Special Counsel for Agriculture, and for other purpose April 4, 2001
H.R. 1580 - provides that Commodity Futures Trading Commission employees may be paid on a par with employees of other government financial institutions April 25, 2001
H.R. 1605 - requires that perishable agricultural commodities be labeled or marked as to their country of origin and to establish penalties for violations of such labeling requirements April 26, 2001
H.R. 1610 - amends the Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 1993 to make leaf tobacco an eligible commodity for the Market Access
Program
April 26, 2001
H.R. 1635 - provides that the first $5,000 received from the income of an Indian tribe by any member of the tribe who has attained 50 years of age shall be disregarded in determining the eligibility of the member or the member's household for benefits, and the amount or kind of any benefits of the member or household, under various means-tested public assistance programs April 26, 2001
H.R. 1654 - provides for the conveyance of certain National Forest System lands to the towns of Laona and Wabeno, Wisconsin May 1, 2001
H.R. 1658 - eliminates the Federal quota and price support programs for Burley tobacco, to compensate quota holders for the lost quota value, to provide transition payments to  producers of Burley tobacco, and to provide assistance to communities adversely affected by the elimination of the quota and price support programs May 1, 2001
H.R. 1671 - consolidates in a single independent agency in the executive branch the responsibilities regarding food safety, labeling, and inspection currently divided among several Federal agencies May 1, 2001
H.R. 1689 - amends the Food Security Act of 1985, to establish a grassland reserve program to assist owners in restoring and conserving grassland May 2, 2001
H.R. 1700 - establishes an international food for education and infant and child nutrition program to be carried out under section 416(b) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 May 3, 2001
H.R. 1721 - amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to enable farmers and ranchers to obtain farm ownership loans for the purpose of refinancing loans May 3, 2001
H.R. 1740 - repeals the wool and mohair subsidy provided in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 May 3, 2001
H.R. 1790 - reauthorizes the tree loss assistance program to compensate orchardists and tree farmers who plant trees for commercial purposes but lose the trees as a result of a natural disaster May 9, 2001
H.R. 1800 - establishes the Upper Mississippi River Stewardship Initiative to monitor and reduce sediment and nutrient loss in the Upper Mississippi River May 10, 2001
H.R. 1878 - provides supplemental payments to dairy producers based upon their annual milk marketings and to provide additional payments to dairy producers for any month in which the prices received by producers for milk for the preceding three months is less than a target price of $12.50 per hundredweight May 16, 2001
H.R. 1888 - eliminate corporate welfare May 17, 2001
H.R. 1894 - supplements current activities in the exchange of agricultural and farming expertise by establishing a grant program to support bilateral exchange programs whereby African American and other American farmers share technical knowledge with African and Caribbean Basin farmers regarding maximization of crop yields, use of risk management tools, expansion of agricultural trade, use of new financial instruments to increase access to credit, and other ways to improve farming methods, and for other purposes May 17, 2001
H.R. 1938 - extends and expand conservation programs administered by the Department of Agriculture May 22, 2001
H.R. 1943 - amends the Public Health Service Act to establish scholarship and loan repayment programs regarding the provisions of veterinary services in veterinarian shortage areas May 22, 2001
H.R. 1949 - amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to establish the conservation security program May 22, 2001
H.R. 1990 - leaves no child behind May 24, 2001
H.R. 2000 - encourages the use of agricultural products in producing renewable energy May 24, 2001
H.R. 2002 - consolidates and revise the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture relating to protection of animal health May 24, 2001
H.R. 2004 - provides for the establishment of a Department of Agriculture research program to enhance and develop the nitrogen-fixing ability of legumes and other commercial crops May 24, 2001
H.R. 2027 - amends the Agricultural Market Transition Act to extend for the 2001 and 2002 crop years the temporary eligibility of producers for loan deficiency payments when the producers, although not eligible to obtain a marketing assistance loan, produce a contract commodity May 25, 2001
H.R. 2038 - amends the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to encourage deployment of broadband service to rural America May 25, 2001
H.R. 2081 - amends the Agricultural Market Transition Act to convert the price support program for sugarcane and sugar beets into a system of solely recourse loans, to gradually reduce the level of price support available for sugarcane and sugar beets, and to eliminate of the program after the 2004 crops of sugarcane and sugar beets June 6, 2001
H.R. 2084 - prohibits the use of Federal funds to implement certain additional reductions in the production or consumption of methyl bromide, unless the Secretary of Agriculture and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency have submitted a report on the effects of methyl bromide on the ozone layer, and for other purposes June 6, 2001
H.R. 2089 - amends the Agricultural Market Transition Act to continue for the 2001 crop year the eligibility of producers for loan deficiency payments when the producers, although not eligible to obtain a marketing assistance loan, produce a contract commodity June 6, 2001
H.R. 2105 - provides emergency market loss assistance for producers of red raspberries for the processed market June 7, 2001
H.R. 2112 - authorizes the use of certain Federal funding programs to remove arsenic from drinking water when the Environmental Protection Agency promulgates a new national primary drinking water regulation for arsenic, and for other purposes June 7, 2001
H.R. 2119 - establishes a program to designate, restore, and sustain historic native forests on National Forest System lands, and for other purposes June 8, 2001
H.R. 2128 - provides market loss assistance to apple producers June 12, 2001
H.R. 2138 - provides the people of Cuba with access to food and medicines from the United States, to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba, to provide scholarships for certain Cuban nationals, and for other purposes June 12, 2001
H.R. 2139 - authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to make loans for the development of broadband services in rural areas June 12, 2001
H.R. 2142 - amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to improve nutrition assistance for working families and the elderly, and for other purposes June 12, 2001
H.R. 2144 - directs the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct research, monitoring, management, treatement, and outreach activities relating to sudden oak death syndrome and to establish a Sudden Oak Death Syndrome Advisory Committee June 12, 2001
H.R. 2164 - amends the Agricultural Market Transition Act to gradually reduce the loan rate for peanuts, to repeal peanut quotas for the 2004 and subsequent crops, and to require the Secretary of Agriculture to purchase peanuts and peanut products for nutrition programs only at the world market price, and for other purposes June 13, 2001
H.R. 2185 - amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to require the Secretary of Agriculture to purchase additional commodities for distribution, and for other purposes June 14, 2001
H.R. 2186 - amends the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act to ensure that States and local governments can quickly and safely remove flood debris so as to reduce the risk and severity of subsequent flooding June 14, 2001
H.R. 2213 - respond to the continuing economic crisis adversely affecting American agricultural producers June 19, 2001
H.R. 2239 - reform certain laws affecting child labor, and for other purposes June 19, 2001
H.R. 2248 - amends the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983 to ensure that all persons who benefit from the dairy promotion and research program contribute to the cost of the program, and for other purposes June 20,2001
H.R. 2258 - amend title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to provide for the eligibility of certain aliens suffering from domestic abuse for SSI, food stamps, TANF, Medicaid, SSBG, and certain other public benefit programs, and for other purposes June 20, 2001
H.R. 2296 - terminate the price support and marketing quota programs for peanuts June 21, 2001
H.R. 2319 - amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to limit the collection from households of claims for nonfraudulent overissuance of food stamp benefits June 26, 2001
H.R. 2334 - amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to dedicate revenues from recent tobacco tax increases for use in buying out tobacco quota June 27, 2001
H.R. 2343 - supports research and development programs in agricultural biotechnology and genetic engineering targeted to addressing the food and economic needs of the developing world June 27, 2001
H.R. 2375 - promote the conservation and preservation of working farms, ranches, and private forests June 28, 2001
H.R. 2386 - establishes terms and conditions for use of certain Federal lands by outfitters and to facilitate public opportunities for the recreational use and enjoyment of such lands June 28, 2001
H.R. 2400 - provides job creation and assistance, and for other purposes June 28, 2001
H.R. 2402 - provides for grants to assist value-added agricultural businesses, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a tax credit for farmers' investments in value-added agriculture June 28, 2001
H.R. 2412 - establishes programs to improve energy development on Indian lands, and for other purposes June 28, 2001
H.R. 2439 - amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require retailers of farm-raised fish inform consumers, at the final point of sale to consumers, of the country of origin of the commodities July 10, 2001
H.R. 2480 - reauthorizes, improves, and expands conservation programs administered by the Department of Agriculture July 12, 2001
H.R. 2508 - authorizes a plant pathogen genomics research program at the Department of Agriculture to reduce the economic impact of plant pathogens on commercially important crop plants July 17, 2001
H.R. 2532 -  provides for the establishment of regional plant genome and gene expression research and development centers July 17, 2001
H.R. 2542 - establishes a Farmland Stewardship Program designed to target existing conservation programs to the specific conservation needs and opportunities presented by certain agricultural lands and to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into stewardship contracts with private owners and operators of these lands to maintain, protect, and care for the natural, environmental, and agricultural resources on these lands, and for other purposes July 18, 2001
H.R. 2552 -  require the payment of an indemnity to sugar beet producers in the State of Minnesota for losses sustained to the 2000 crop of sugar beets as a result of a late season freeze when the damage to the sugar beets did not fully manifest itself until after delivery of the crop to the processor July 18, 2001
H.R. 2591 - allows the Secretary of Agriculture to use existing authorities to provide export promotion assistance for tobacco and tobacco products of the United States July 23, 2001
H.R. 2622 - prohibits the interstate transport of horses for the purpose of slaughter or horse flesh intended for human consumption, and or other purposes July 25, 2001
H.R. 2637 - corrects inequities in the second round of empowerment zones and enterprise communities July 25, 2001
H.R. 2646 - provides for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2011 July 26, 2001
H.R. 2653 - amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to improve the agricultural credit programs of the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes July 26, 2001
H.R. 2662 - lifts the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes July 26, 2001
H.R. 2669 - improves access to telecommunications and Internet services in rural areas July 27, 2001
H.R. 2676 - ensures that minority farmers are adequately compensated for years of discrimination in the operation of programs of the Department of Agriculture July 30, 2001
H.R. 2721 - amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require that a warning label be affixed to arsenic-treated wood sold in the United States August 2, 2001
H.R. 2727 - establishes a labeling requirement under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act in order to prohibit the use of arsenic-treated lumber to manufacture playground equipment, and for other purposes August 2, 2001
H.R. 2827 - responds to the economic disaster threatening certain farmers and communities esulting from the Federal Government's denial of irrigation water for the Klamath Irrigation Project in the States of Oregon and California August 2, 2001
H.R. 2847 - encourages the deployment of broadband telecommunications in rural America, and for other purposes September 6, 2001
H.R. 2879 - improves migratory bird management by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes September 12, 2001
H.R. 2959 - authorizes former Federal employees who receive voluntary separation incentive payments under the Department of Agriculture program to accept subsequent employment with the Federal Government, without loss of their payments, when such employment is directly related to fighting forest fires September 25, 2001
H.R. 3058 - amends the Animal Welfare Act to improve the treatment of certain animals, and for other purposes October 5, 2001
H.R. 3099 - provides for a Biofuels Feedstocks Energy Reserve, and to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to make and guarantee loans for the production, distribution, development, and storage of biofuels October 11, 2001
H.R. 3121 - further continues economic viability in the communities on the High Plains by promoting sustainable groundwater
management of the Ogallala Aquifer
October 12, 2001
H.R. 3127 - amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to order the recall of meat and poultry that is adulterated, misbranded, or otherwise unsafe October 12, 2001
H.R. 3166 - provides funding for infrastructure investment to restore the United States economy and to enhance the security of transportation and environmental facilities throughout the United States October 24, 2001
H.R. 3174 - authorizes additional appropriations to combat bioterrorism October 25, 2001
H.R. 3196 - provides compensation to individuals who are injured by an escaped prescribed fire and to amend the tort procedure provisions of title 28, United States Code, relating to claims for such fires, and for other purposes October 31, 2001
H.R. 3198 - responds to the vulnerability of the United States agricultural production and food supply system to international terrorism October 31, 2001
H.R. 3242 - ensures that the United States is prepared for an attack using biological or chemical weapons. November 7, 2001
H.R. 3255 - responds to the threat of bioterrorism November 8, 2001
H.R. 3260 - amends the Plant Protection Act to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to carry out a cost-share program with the States for the control of noxious weeds November 8, 2001
H.R. 3264 -  terminates all Federal programs relating to price support and supply management for milk and to grant the consent of Congress to cooperative efforts by States to manage milk prices and supply November 8, 2001
H.R. 3293 - establishes a coordinated program of science-based countermeasures to address the threats of agricultural bioterrorism November 14, 2001
H.R. 3310 - improves the ability of the United States to prepare for and respond to a biological threat or attack November 16, 2001
H.R. 3329 - requires country of origin labeling of raw agricultural forms of ginseng, and for other purposes November 16, 2001
H.R. 3390 - provides consistent treatment of overtime, night, and holiday inspection and quarantine services performed by employees ofsthe Department of Agriculture November 30, 2001
H.R. 3405 - amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to increase the nutritional assistance block grant for Puerto Rico, and for other purposes December 5, 2001
H.R. 3438 - authorizes the State committees appointed to carry out agricultural credit programs under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to permit the emergency commercial use of land enrolled in the conservation reserve program December 6, 2001
H.R. 3466 - amends the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 to permit States to use administrative funds to pay costs relating to the processing, transporting, and distributing to eligible recipient agencies of donated wild game December 12, 2001
H.R. 3473 - amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to authorize the National Rural Development Partnership, and for other purposes December 12, 2001
H.R. 3477 - amends the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 to permit States to use administrative funds to pay costs relating to the processing, transporting, and distributing to eligible recipient agencies of donated wild game December 13, 2001
H.R. 3499 - expands the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program of the Department of Agriculture by making loans available to assist producers in providing storage for hay December 13, 2001
H.R. 3506 - designates a portion of the Nantahala National Forest in Jackson County, North Carolina, in honor of James and Elspeth McClure Clarke December 17, 2001
H.R. 3578 - requires the Secretary of Agriculture to use the Department of Agriculture's preferred Option 1B as the price structure for Class I fluid milk under Federal milk marketing orders, to provide emergency market loss payments to dairy producers for any calendar year quarter in which the national average price for Class III milk under Federal milk marketing orders is less than a target price of $11.50 per hundredweight, and for other purposes December 20, 2001
H.R. 3708 - continues the Department of Agriculture program that promotes the use of certain agricultural commodities to produce bioenergy and to expand the program to include animal fats, animal by-products, and oils as eligible agricultural commodities under the program February 7, 2002
H.R. 3781 - prevents the slaughter of horses in and from the United States for human consumption by prohibiting the slaughter of horses for human consumption and by prohibiting the trade and transport of horseflesh and live horses intended for human consumption, and for other purposes February 14, 2002
H.R. 3782 - responds to the illegal production, distribution, and use of methamphetamines in the United States, and for other purposes February 14, 2002
H.R. 3803 - amends the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to prohibit livestock packers from owning or feeding livestock intended for slaughter for more than 14 days before such slaughter February 27, 2002
H.R. 3808 - provides consistent enforcement authority to the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the Forest Service to respond to violations of regulations regarding the management, use, and protection of the public lands, National Park System lands, and National Forest System lands, to clarify the purposes for which collected fines may be used, and for other purposes. February 27, 2002
H.R. 3810 - prohibits livestock packers from owning or feeding livestock intended for slaughter for more than 14 days before such slaughter, to prohibit excessive concentration resulting from mergers among certain purchasers, processors, and sellers of livestock, poultry, and basic agricultural commodities, to require the Attorney General to establish an Office of Special Counsel for Agriculture, and for other purposes February 27, 2002
H.R. 3827 - amends the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 relating to the National Appeals Division to ensure that agricultural producers and other persons appealing adverse agency decisions of the Department of Agriculture receive fair and equitable treatment, and for other purposes February 28, 2002
H.R. 3828 - provides additional protections for battered immigrant families February 28, 2002
H.R. 3888 - provides for the conveyance of the National Forest System lands underlying the George Kirkpatrick Dam on the Ocklawaha River near Palatka, Florida, and related lands to the State of Florida March 6, 2002
H.R. 3911 - directs the Federal Trade Commission to issue rules that establish a list of telephone numbers of consumers who do not want to receive telephone calls for telemarketing purposes, and for other purposes March 7, 2002
H.R. 3914 - restores oversight of energy derivatives by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and maintain the 1993 energy products exemption March 7, 2002
H.R. 3940 - eliminates the Federal quota and price support programs for tobacco, to compensate quota holders and active producers for the loss of tobacco quota asset value, to establish a permanent advisory board to determine and describe the physical characteristics of United States farm-produced tobacco and unmanufactured imported tobacco, and for other purposes March 12, 2002
H.R. 3948 - improves implementation of the National Fire Plan on Federal lands managed by the Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior March 12, 2002
H.R. 3956 - clarifies the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture to prescribe performance standards for the reduction of pathogens in meat, meat products, poultry, and poultry products processed by establishments receiving inspection services March 13, 2002
H.R. 3962 - limits the authority of the Federal Government to acquire land for certain Federal agencies in counties in which 50 percent or more of the total acreage is owned by the Federal Government and under the administrative jurisdiction of such agencies March 13, 2002
H.R. 3965 - authorizes the establishment of a Center for Plant Disease Control in the Department of Agriculture March 14, 2002
H.R. 3971 - provides for an independent investigation of Forest Service firefighter deaths that are caused by wildfire entrapment or burnover March 14, 2002
H.R. 4038 - establishes a Securities and Derivatives Oversight Commission in order to combine the functions of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission in a single independent regulatory commission, and for other purposes March 28, 2002
H.R. 4039 - amends the Animal Welfare Act to ensure that all dogs and cats used by research facilities are obtained legally March 26, 2002
H.R. 4063 - improves the health of residents of, and the environment in, the United States-Mexico border area March 30, 2002
H.R. 4116 - requires the Secretary of Agriculture to use funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to provide emergency financial assistance to agricultural producers that have incurred income losses in calendar year 2001 April 9, 2002
H.R. 4227 - codifies and extends the current Department of Agriculture program to promote the use of agricultural commodities by bioenergy producers, particularly small-scale producers, to produce ethanol and biodiesel fuels April 15, 2002
H.R. 4312 - provides emergency agricultural assistance to producers of the 2002 crop of certain agricultural commodities April 16, 2002
H.R. 4479 - authorizes the Small Business Administration and the Department of Agriculture to assist farmers and ranchers seeking to develop and implement agricultural innovation plans in order to increase their profitability in ways that also provide environmental benefits, and for other purposes April 17, 2002
H.R. 4589 - provides for expedited decisions on wilderness study areas, to provide that lands designated as wilderness study areas for more than 15 years shall be used in accordance with the Multiple-Use Sustained-Yield Act of 1960, and for other purposes April 25, 2002
H.R. 4622 - require Federal land managers to support, and to communicate, coordinate, and cooperate with, designated gateway communities, to improve the ability of gateway communities to participate in Federal land management planning conducted by the Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior, and to respond to the impacts of the public use of the Federal lands administered by these agencies, and for other purposes April 30, 2002
H.R. 4700 - reauthorizes and improves the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families, improve access to quality child care, and for other purposes May 9, 2002
H.R. 4707 - prohibits the use of arsenic-treated lumber to manufacture playground equipment, children's products, fences, walkways, and decks, and for all other residential purposes, and for other purposes May 9, 2002
H.R. 4735 - reauthorizes and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families, improve access to quality child care, and for other purposes May 14, 2002
H.R. 4737 - reauthorizes and improve the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families, improve access to quality child care, and for other purposes May 15, 2002
H.R. 4740 - requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish a national research program to address the animal disease known as chronic wasting disease, which is afflicting wild deer and elk herds in many States, and for other purposes May 15, 2002
H.R. 4753 - replaces the existing Federal tobacco program with a federally chartered corporation to ensure the stability of the price and supply of domestically produced tobacco, to compensate quota holders for the loss of tobacco quota asset value, to provide transition assistance for active tobacco producers, to increase the competitiveness of domestically produced tobacco, and for other purposes May 16, 2002
H.R. 4754 - establishes a National Drought Council within the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to improve national drought preparedness, mitigation, and response efforts, and for other purposes May 16, 2002
H.R. 4795 - provides for a multi-agency cooperative effort to encourage further research regarding the causes of chronic wasting disease and methods to control the further spread of the disease in deer and elk herds, to monitor the incidence of the disease, to support State efforts to control the disease, and for other purposes May 22, 2002
H.R. 4812 - provides additional protections for farmers and ranchers that may be harmed economically by genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals, to ensure fairness for farmers and ranchers in their dealings with biotech companies that sell genetically engineered seeds, plants, or animals, and for other purposes May 22, 2002
H.R. 4814 - amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to require that food that contains a genetically engineered material, or that is produced with a genetically engineered material, be labeled accordingly May 22, 2002
H.R. 4815 - ensures that efforts to address world hunger through the use of genetically engineered animals and crops actually help developing countries and peoples while protecting human health and the environment, and for other purposes May 22, 2002
H.R. 4834 - amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to provide for improved public health and food safety through enhanced enforcement May 23, 2002
H.R. 4843 - amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel May 23, 2002
H.R. 4865 - protects inventoried roadless areas in the National Forest System, and for other purposes June 5, 2002
H.R. 4893 - authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain lands and improvements associated with the National Forest System in the State of Pennsylvania, and for other purposes June 6, 2002
H.R. 4912 - increases the penalties to be imposed for a violation of fire regulations applicable to the public lands, National Park System lands, or National Forest System lands when the violation results in damage to public or private property, to specify the purpose for which collected fines may be used, and for other purposes June 11, 2002
H.R. 4935 - amends the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act June 13, 2002
H.R. 4977 - authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange certain land in the State of Florida, and for other purposes June 20, 2002
H.R. 5005 - establishes the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes June 24, 2002
H.R. 5017 - amends the Temporary Emergency Wildfire Suppression Act to facilitate the ability of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into reciprocal agreements with foreign countries for the sharing of personnel to fight wildfires June 26, 2002
H.R. 5035 - replaces the existing Federal price support and quota programs for tobacco with price support and quota programs designed to assist the actual producers of tobacco, to compensate quota holders for the loss of tobacco quota asset value, to provide assistance for active tobacco producers, including those producers who forgo obtaining a tobacco production license, during the transition of the new programs, and for other purposes June 27, 2002
H.R. 5053 - provides full funding for the payment in lieu of taxes program for the next five fiscal years, to protect local jurisdictions against the loss of property tax revenues when private lands are acquired by a Federal land management agency, and for other purposes June 27, 2002
H.R. 5081- provides full funding for the payment in lieu of taxes program for the next five fiscal years, to protect local jurisdictions against the loss of property tax revenues when private lands are acquired by a Federal land management agency, and for other purposes July 9, 2002
H.R. 5086 - establishes Institutes to conduct research on the prevention of, and restoration from, wildfires in forest and woodland ecosystems of the interior West July 10, 2002
H.R. 5102 - expedites the process by which the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture may utilize military aircraft to fight wildfires, and for other purposes July 11, 2002
H.R. 5107 - amends the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 to assist the neediest of senior citizens by modifying the eligibility criteria for supplemental foods provided under the commodity supplemental food program to take into account the extraordinarily high out-of-pocket medical expenses that senior citizens pay, and for other purposes July 11, 2002
H.R. 5149 - establishes the Securities and Commodities Exchange Commission in order to combine the functions of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission in a single independent regulatory commission, and for other purposes July 17, 2002
H.R. 5185 - removes a restriction on the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into agreements with any Federal agency to acquire goods and services directly related to improving or using the wildfire fighting capability of those agencies July 23, 2002
H.R. 5206 - authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into cooperative agreements and contracts with the Nebraska State Forester to carry out watershed restoration and protection activities on National Forest System land in the State of Nebraska July 24, 2002
H.R. 5214 - authorizes and direct the Secretary of Agriculture to take actions to promptly address the risk of fire and insect infestation in National Forest System lands July 25, 2002
H.R. 5230 - amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for improved public health and food safety through enhanced enforcement, and for other purposes July 25, 2002
H.R. 5247 - amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to increase competition and transparency among packers required to report information on the price and quantity of livestock purchased by the packer July 26, 2002
H.R. 5268 - strengthens enforcement of provisions of the Animal Welfare Act relating to animal fighting, and for other purposes July 26, 2002
H.R. 5273 - rewards the hard work and risk of individuals who choose to live in and help preserve America's small, rural towns, and for other purposes July 26, 2002
H.R. 5279 - amends the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 and related laws to strengthen the protection of native biodiversity and ban clearcutting on Federal lands, to designate certain Federal lands as Ancient Forests, Roadless Areas, Watershed Protection Areas, and Special Areas where logging and other intrusive activities are prohibited, and for other purposes July 26, 2002
H.R. 5281 - provides temporary legal exemptions for certain land management activities of the Federal land management agencies undertaken in federally declared disaster areas July 26, 2002
H.R. 5297 - provides for health care premium assistance; and to amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to exclude unemployment compensation for purposes of determining eligibility and benefits under such Act July 26, 2002
H.R. 5309 - authorize the Regional Foresters to exempt tree-thinning projects, which are necessary to prevent the occurrence of wildfire likely to cause extreme harm to the forest ecosystem, from laws that give rise to legal causes of action that delay or prevent such projects July 26, 2002
H.R. 5310 - provides emergency livestock assistance and emergency crop loss assistance to agricultural producers. July 26, 2002
H.R. 5316 - establishes a user fee system that provides for an equitable return to the Federal Government for the occupancy and use of National Forest System lands and facilities by organizational camps that serve the youth and disabled adults of America, and for other purposes September 4, 2002
H.R. 5319 - improves the capacity of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to expeditiously address wildfire prone conditions on National Forest System lands and other public lands that threaten communities, watersheds, and other at-risk landscapes through the establishment of expedited environmental analysis procedures under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, to establish a predecisional administrative review process for the Forest Service, to expand fire management contracting authorities, to authorize appropriations for hazardous fuels reduction projects, and for other purposes September 4, 2002
H.R. 5329 - amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act with respect to public health pesticides September 4, 2002
H.R. 5338 - provides emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers September 5, 2002
H.R. 5341 - authorizes and direct the Secretary of Agriculture to take actions to promptly address the risk of fire and insect infestation in National Forest System lands, and for other purposes September 5, 2002
H.R. 5357 - provides for the review of agriculture mergers and acquisitions by the Department of Agriculture and to outlaw unfair practices in the agriculture industry, and for other purposes September 10, 2002
H.R. 5358 - ensures that funds made available to implement the National Fire Plan on National Forest System lands and other public lands are used to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire in the wildland-urban interface, to support community and private land wildfire control efforts, to require that receipts generated from hazardous fuels reduction projects are returned to the Treasury, and for other purposes September 16, 2002
H.R. 5376 - enhances the authorities of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to reduce catastrophic wildfire threats to communities and the environment September 17, 2002
H.R. 5379 - amends the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 to clarify the treatment of title III project funds reserved by counties under such Act for purposes of disbursements under chapter 69 of title 31, United States Code September 12, 2002
H.R. 5383 - provides emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers September 13, 2002
H.R. 5384 - amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to eliminate any confusion regarding the applicability of the payment quantity limitations to the transition payment required as part of national dairy market loss payments September 13, 2002
H.R. 5390 - amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to clarify the rates applicable to marketing assistance loans and loan deficiency payments for certain oilseeds September 17, 2002
H.R. 5412 - establishes grants to provide health services for improved nutrition, increased physical activity, obesity prevention, and for other purposes September 19, 2002
H.R. 5421 - amends title 10, United States Code, to support the Federal Excess Personal Property program of the Forest Service by making it a priority of the Department of Defense to transfer to the Forest Service excess personal property of the Department that is suitable to be loaned under the program to rural fire departments September 19, 2002
H.R. 5446 - provides economic disaster assistance to producers of the 2002 crop of rice in the State of Louisiana September 24, 2002
H.R. 5480 - eliminates the Federal quota and price support programs for certain tobacco, to compensate quota owners and holders for the loss of tobacco quota asset value, to establish a tobacco community reinvestment program, and for other purposes September 26, 2002
H.R. 5485 - eliminates the authority to reduce rental payments under the conservation reserve program in calendar year 2002 by reason of harvesting of forage or grazing on land in an emergency caused by a drought September 26, 2002
H.R. 5589 - provides emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers to respond to severe crop losses incurred in 2001 and 2002 October 9, 2002
H.R. 5608 - provides for the testing of chronic wasting disease and other infectious disease in deer and elk herds, to establish the Interagency Task Force on Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, and for other purposes October 10, 2002
H.R. 5617 - directs the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study of the effectiveness of the silver-based biocides as an alternative treatment to preserve wood October 10, 2002
H.R. 5627 - establishes a counter-cyclical income support program for dairy producers October 10, 2002
H.R. 5629 - provides for enhanced collaborative forest stewardship management within the Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests in Idaho, and for other purposes October 10, 2002
H.R. 5683 - requires all newly constructed, federally assisted single-family houses and town houses to meet minimum standards of visitability for persons with disabilities October 16, 2002
H.R. 5748 - protects public assets, natural heritage, and native biodiversity on Federal public lands by banning all further degradation, development, and extraction on such lands, and for other purposes November 14, 2002


Ag-Related Bills Not Referred to the Agriculture Committee

U.S. House of Representatives Bill Date Introduced
H.R. 110 - Private Land Conservation Tax Act January 3, 2001
H.R. 294  - amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exclusion for gain from the sale of farmland which is similar to the exclusion from gain on the sale of a principal residence January 20, 2001
H.R. 769 - amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income payments made to tobacco quota and allotment holders and tobacco growers pursuant to Phase I or II of the Master Settlement Agreement between a State and tobacco product manufacturers February 28, 2001
H.R. 1043 - amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide the Food and Drug Administration jurisdiction over tobacco March 15, 2001
H.R. 1044 - prevents children from using tobacco products, to reduce the health costs attributable to tobacco products, and for other purposes March 15, 2001
H.R. 1046 - requires cigarette products to be placed under or behind the counter in retail sales March 15, 2001
H.R. 1097 - amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to tobacco products, and for other purposes March 20, 2001
H.R. 1356 - amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require that foods containing spices, flavoring, or coloring derived from meat, poultry, other animal products (including insects), or known allergens bear labeling stating that fact and their names April 3, 2001
H.R. 1671 - consolidates in a single independent agency in the executive branch the responsibilities regarding food safety, labeling, and inspection currently divided among several Federal agencies May 1, 2001
H.R. 1816 - amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to safeguard public health and provide to consumers food that is safe, unadulterated, and honestly presented May 10, 2001
H.R. 1817 - establish a comprehensive program to ensure the safety of food products intended for human consumption which are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration May 10, 2001
H.R. 1821 - amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reestablish the marketing aspects of farmers' cooperatives in relation to adding value to a farmer's product by feeding it to animals and selling the animals and to grant a declaratory judgment remedy relating to the status and classification of farmers' cooperatives May 10, 2001


Reports from the House Agriculture Committee

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