This site contains the text of all the bills as introduced in the 108th Congress that have been referred
to the House Agriculture Committee, and other ag-related bills not referred to the Agriculture Committee.

Bills Referred to the Agriculture Committee

U.S. House of Representative Bill Date Introduced
H.R. 4 - Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2003
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
February 14, 2003
H.R. 59 - Hunters Help the Hungry Act of 2003 
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
January 7, 2003
H.R. 67 - Federally Declared Disaster Exemption Act of 2003
Provides temporary legal exemptions for certain land management activities of the Federal land management agencies undertaken in federally declared disaster areas
January 7, 2003
H.R. 92 - Companion Disaster Assistance Program Act of 2002 (sic)
Provides emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers to respond to severe crop losses incurred in 2001 and 2002
January 7, 2003
H.R. 119 - Harmful Invasive Weed Control Act
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
January 7, 2003
H.R. 121 - School Environment Protection Act of 2003
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 7, 2003
H.R. 130 - Biofuels Energy Independence Act of 2003
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
January 7, 2003
H.R. 140 - Tobacco Livelihood and Economic Assistance for Our Farmers Act
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
January 7, 2003
H.R. 160 - Emergency Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2003
Provides emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers
January 7, 2003
H.R. 186 - Sewage Sludge in Food Production Consumer Notification Act of 2003
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 7, 2003
H.R. 187 - Amends the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 to allow for the financing of agricultural sales to Cuba January 7, 2003
H.R. 188 - Cuba Reconciliation Act 
Lifts the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes
January 7, 2003
H.R. 245 - Tobacco Equity Elimination Act of 2003
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
January 8, 2003
H.R. 257 - Emergency Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2003
Provides emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers that incurred 2002 crop losses due to damaging weather or related condition and to provide emergency disaster assistance to livestock producers in counties that received a primary disaster designation by the Secretary of Agriculture in calendar year 2001 or 2002, and for other purposes
January 8, 2003
H.R. 307 - Farm Disaster Emergency Assistance Act of 2003
Provides emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers to respond to severe crop losses and livestock losses incurred in 2001 and 2002, and for other purposes
January 8, 2003
H.R. 341 - Louisiana Rice Economic Relief Act of 2003
Provides economic disaster assistance to producers of the 2002 crop of rice in the State of Louisiana
January 27, 2003
H.R. 366 - 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 January 27, 2003
H.R. 376 - Emergency Farmer and Rancher Assistance Act of 2003
Provides emergency livestock assistance and emergency crop loss assistance to agricultural producers who suffered 2001 or 2002 crop year losses
January 27, 2003
H.R. 380 - Property Tax Endowment Act of 2003
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
January 27, 2003
H.R. 387 - Wildfire Prevention and Forest Health Protection Act
Authorizes 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
January 27, 2003
H.R. 396 - Provides assistance to the unemployed, tax relief for average Americans, fiscal assistance to state and local governments, and jobs and security through infrastructure investment, and for other purposes January 28, 2003
H.R. 420 - National Forest Organizational Camp Fee Improvement Act of 2003
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
January 28, 2003
H.R. 455 - National Dairy Policy Act of 2003
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
January 29, 2002
H.R. 460 - Wildfire Prevention Act of 2003
Establishes Institutes to conduct research on the prevention of, and restoration from, wildfires in forest and woodland ecosystems of the interior West
January 29, 2003
H.R. 482 - Florida National Forest Land Management Act of 2003
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange certain land in the State of Florida, and for other purposes
January 29, 2003
H.R. 526 - Directs certain Federal agencies to issue rules that coordinate with the establishment by the Federal Trade Commission of a list of telephone numbers of consumers who do not want to receive telephone calls for telemarketing purposes February 4, 2003
H.R. 575 - Wildfire Response Act of 2003
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
February 5, 2003
H.R. 582 - Amends the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to provide the Secretary of Agriculture with administrative authority to investigate live poultry dealers, and for other purposes February 5, 2003
H.R. 593 - Corrects certain inequities in the second round of designation of empowerment zones and enterprise communities February 5, 2003
H.R. 652 - National Forest Ecosystem Protection Act of 2002
Assures that the American people have large areas of land in healthy natural condition throughout the country to maximize wildland recreational opportunities for people, maximize habitat protection for native wildlife and natural plant communities, and to contribute to a preservation of water for use by downstream metropolitan communities and other users, through the establishment of a National Forest Ecosystem Protection Program composed of lands within existing wilderness areas and adjacent primitive areas, and for other purposes
February 7, 2003
H.R. 678 - Southern Empowerment and Economic Development Act to authorize the Delta Black Belt Regional Authority 
Amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act to provide for comprehensive community and economic development in the distressed Southern Black Belt and Mississippi Delta region while leveraging existing efforts, entities, and resources
February 11, 2003
H.R. 688 - Wood Preservation Safety Act of 2003
Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a study of the effectiveness of silver-based biocides as an alternative treatment to preserve wood
February 11, 2003
H.R. 695 - Tamarisk Research and Control Act of 2003 
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to make a grant to support research to develop enhanced methods for the long-term control and suppression of the invasive plant species tamarisk in the Colorado River watershed in western Colorado and eastern Utah
February 11, 2003
H.R. 716 - IMPACT Act
Establishes grants to provide health services for improved nutrition, increased physical activity, obesity prevention, and for other purposes
February 12, 2003
H.R. 719 - Amends the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to make it unlawful for a packer to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter February 12, 2003
H.R. 751 - Authorizes increased fines for improper use of vehicles that results in damage to public lands or national forests, and for other purposes February 12, 2003
H.R. 834 - Clean, Learn, Educate, Abolish, Neutralize, and Undermine Production (CLEAN-UP) of Methamphetamines Act 
Responds to the illegal production, distribution, and use of methamphetamines in the United States, and for other purposes
February 13, 2003
H.R. 835 - Clearwater Basin Project Act
Provides for enhanced collaborative forest stewardship management within the Clearwater and Nez Perce National Forests in Idaho, and for other purposes
February 13, 2003
H.R. 849 - Rodeo-Chediski Economic and Forest Health Recovery Act
Authorizes 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
February 13, 2003
H.R. 857 - The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act
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 13, 2003
H.R. 936 - Leave No Child Behind Act of 2003 
Leaves no child behind
February 26, 2003
H.R. 955 - Amends the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003, to reinstate the requirement that a farm, in order to be certified as an organic farm with respect to livestock produced on the farm, feed the livestock with organically produced feed February 27, 2003
H.R. 977 - Aerial Firefighter Relief Act of 2003 
Amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to provide death and disability benefits for aerial firefighters who work on a contract basis for the Forest Service or an agency of the Department of the Interior and suffer death or disability in the line of duty, and for other purposes
February 27, 2003
H.R. 986 - Tobacco Market Transition Act
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
February 27, 2003
H.R. 988 - Escaped Prescribed Fire Emergency Assistance Act 
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
February 27, 2003
H.R. 1003 - Meat and Poultry Inspection Accountability Act 
Expands the enforcement options under the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to include the imposition of civil money penalties, and to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to expand enforcement options to include such penalties with respect to meat and poultry
February 27, 2003
H.R. 1014 - Gateway Communities Cooperation Act 
Requires 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
February 27, 2003
H.R. 1021 - Senior Nutrition Act of 2003 
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
February 27, 2003
H.R. 1038 - Public Lands Fire Regulations Enforcement Act of 2003 
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
February 27, 2003
H.R. 1042 - Forest Restoration and Fire Risk Reduction Act
Authorizes collaborative forest restoration and wildland fire hazard mitigation projects on National Forest System lands and other public and private lands, to improve the implementation of the National Fire Plan, and for other purposes
February 27, 2003
H.R. 1061 - Wildfire Response Enhancement Act
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
March 4, 2003
H.R. 1091 - Amends the Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 1993 to make leaf tobacco an eligible commodity for the Market Access Program March 5, 2003
H.R. 1109 - Market Oversight Consolidation and OTC Derivatives Regulation Act
Establishes a Financial Markets 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 6, 2003
H.R. 1279 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel March 13, 2003
H.R. 1293 - Family Farm and Ranch Innovation Act of 2003
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 provide environmental benefits, and for other purposes
March 13, 2003
H.R. 1311 - Rural Fire Department Equipment Priority Act of 2003
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
March 18, 2003
H.R 1367 - National Veterinary Medical Services Act
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct a loan repayment program regarding the provision of veterinary services in shortage situations, and for other purposes
March 19, 2003
H.R. 1517 - Land Reinvestment Act
Amends the Land and Water Conservation Fund to limit the use of funds available from the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 to use for maintenance
March 31, 2003
H.R. 1532 - Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act
Amends the Animal Welfare Act to strengthen enforcement of provisions relating to animal fighting, and for other purposes
April 1, 2003
H.R. 1550 - Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to make grants to improve the commercial value of forest biomass for electric energy, useful heat, transportation fuels, petroleum-based product substitutes, and other commercial purposes April 1, 2003
H.R. 1556 - Phase III Implementation Act 
Replaces the existing Federal price support and quota programs for flue-cured and burley tobacco with a licensing program designed to assist the actual producers of flue-cured and burley tobacco, and for other purposes
April 2, 2003
H.R. 1574 - Rice Farmer Fairness Act of 2003
Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to require, as a condition on the receipt of direct payments or counter-cyclical payments under such Act for rice produced by tenants and sharecroppers in Texas, that the producers on the farm agree to retain the rice cropland in production for the next crop year
April 2, 2003
H.R. 1595 - Healthy Public Lands, Healthy Communities Act
Furthers cooperation and support among Federal land managers and designated gateway communities where the results of such cooperation and support are likely to be mutually beneficial, and for other purposes
April 3, 2003
H.R. 1621 - Federal Lands Hazardous Fuels Reduction Act of 2003
Provide environmentally sound, expedited procedures for the planning and implementation of hazardous fuels reduction activities for wild-fire prone National Forest System lands and lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, and for other purposes
April 3, 2003
H.R. 1650 - Milk Regulatory Equity Act of 2003
Ensure regulatory equity between and among all dairy farmers and handlers, including producers also acting as handlers, for sales of packaged fluid milk into certain non-federally regulated milk marketing areas from federally regulated areas and to apply minimum milk price requirements to certain handlers of Class I milk products in the Arizona-Las Vegas marketing area under certain circumstances
April 7, 2003
H.R. 1659 - Milk Regulatory Equity Act of 2003
Ensures regulatory equity between and among all dairy farmers and handlers, including producers also acting as handlers, for sales of packaged fluid milk into certain non-federally regulated milk marketing areas from federally regulated areas
April 8, 2003
H.R. 1667 - Minority Farmers Fairness Act of 2003
Provides an additional opportunity for administrative or judicial relief for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers who were discriminated against by the Department of Agriculture in farm credit and benefit programs
April 8, 2003
H.R. 1679 - Forest Protection and Wildfire Prevention Act of 2003
- Repeals the so-called Forest Service Appeals Reform Act and to authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to develop an administrative appeals process for the Forest Service in the same manner as other Federal land management agencies
April 8, 203
H.R. 1686 - New Homestead Economic Opportunity Act
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
April 9, 2003
H.R. 1698 - Lifts the trade embargo on Cuba, and for other purposes April 9, 2003
H.R. 1904 - Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003
Improves the capacity of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to plan and conduct hazardous fuels reduction projects on National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management lands aimed at protecting communities, watersheds, and certain other at-risk lands from catastrophic wildfire, to enhance efforts to protect watersheds and address threats to forest and rangeland health, including catastrophic wildfire, across the landscape, and for other purposes. 
May 1, 2003
H.R. 1907 - Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to ensure the availability of funds to provide technical assistance for certain conservation programs of the Department of Agriculture May 1, 2003
H.R. 1942 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the use of biodiesel as a fuel May 1, 2003
H.R. 1964 - Establishes the Highlands Stewardship Area in the States of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, and for other purposes May 6, 2003
H.R. 1990 - Family Dairy Farmer Preservation Act of 2003
Establishes a counter-cyclical income support program for dairy producers
May 6, 2003
H.R. 2054 - Amends the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act to provide clarification with respect to the period of time for which funds may be held in the trust established under that Act May 9, 2003
H.R. 2057 - Chronic Wasting Disease Support for States Act of 2003
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 9, 2003
H.R. 2119 - Provides for the use by the State of North Carolina of Federal lands, improvements, equipment, and resource materials at the Oxford Research Station in Granville County, North Carolina May 15, 2003
H.R. 2169 - National Forest Protection and Restoration Act 
Saves taxpayers money, reduce the deficit, cut corporate welfare, protect communities from wildfires, encourage Federal land management agency reform and accountability, 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
May 20, 2003
H.R. 2181 - Farming Flexibility Act of 2003
Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to enhance the ability of oilseed producers to use oilseed base acres for the production of fruits and vegetables
May 21, 2003
H.R. 2194 - New Homestead Act of 2003 
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
May 21, 2003
H.R. 2203 - Meat and Poultry Pathogen Reduction and Enforcement Act 
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 and to enforce the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System requirements, sanitation requirements, and the performance standards
May 22, 2003
H.R. 2270 - Farm Commodity Fair Labeling Act of 2003 
Amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to extend the country of origin labeling requirements of such Act to additional agricultural commodities, to provide for the implementation of such requirements to certain covered commodities, and for other purposes
May 22, 2003
H.R. 2273 - Unsafe Meat and Poultry Recall Act
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
May 22, 2003
H.R. 2304 - Resolves boundary conflicts in the vicinity of the Mark Twain National Forest in Barry and Stone Counties, Missouri, that resulted from private landowner reliance on a subsequent Federal survey, and for other purposes June 3, 2003
H.R. 2363 - Right Start Act of 2003
Improves early learning opportunities and promote preparedness by increasing the availability of Head Start programs, to increase the availability and affordability of quality child care, to reduce child hunger and encourage healthy eating habits, to facilitate parental involvement, and for other purposes
June 5, 2003
H.R. 2369 - National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Protects inventoried roadless areas in the National Forest System, and for other purposes
June 5, 2003
H.R. 2416 - Paleontological Resources Preservation Act
Provides for the protection of paleontological resources on Federal lands, and for other purposes
June 11, 2003
H.R. 2430 - Chronic Wasting Disease Research, Monitoring, and Education Enhancement Act of 2003
Amends the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act to coordinate and strengthen scientific research and monitoring, and to promote public outreach, education, and awareness, of Chronic Wasting Disease affecting free-ranging populations of deer and elk, and for other purposes
June 11, 2003
H.R. 2431 - Chronic Wasting Disease Task Force Establishment Act of 2003
Establishes a National Chronic Wasting Disease Task Force, and for other purposes
June 11, 2003
H.R. 2447 - Establishes a Federal interagency task force to promote the benefits, safety, and potential uses of agricultural biotechnology to improve human and animal nutrition, increase crop productivity, and improve agricultural sustainability while ensuring the safety of food and the environment June 12, 2003
H.R. 2474 - Requires that funds made available for fiscal years 2003 and 2004 for the Bill Emerson and Mickey Leland Hunger Fellowships be administered through the Congressional Hunger Center June 16, 2003
H.R. 2519 - Downed Animal Protection Act
Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to ensure the humane slaughter of nonambulatory livestock, and for other purposes
June 19, 2003
H.R. 2586 - Provides for the conveyance of certain National Forest System lands to the towns of Laona and Wabeno, Wisconsin June 24, 2003
H.R. 2592 - Promotes improved nutrition for needy Americans, including women, infants, children, and students, by revising and enhancing Federal nutrition programs to incorporate a greater role for fruits, vegetables, and 100 percent juice products June 24, 2003
H.R. 2615 - Rebuild America Act of 2003 
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
June 26, 2003
H.R. 2636 - Chronic Wasting Disease Financial Assistance Act of 2003 
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to make grants to State and tribal governments to assist State and tribal efforts to manage and control the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer and elk herds, and for other purposes
June 26, 2003
H.R. 2639 - Community and Forest Protection Act 
Expedites procedures for hazardous fuels reduction activities and restoration in wildland fire prone National Forests, and for other purposes
June 26, 2003
H.R. 2684 - Emergency Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2003
Provides emergency assistance to producers that have suffered crop losses due to disasters
July 9, 2003
H.R. 2696 - The Southwest Forest Health and Wildfire Prevention Act of 2003 
Establishes Institutes to demonstrate and promote the use of adaptive ecosystem management to reduce the risk of wildfires, and restore the health of fire-adapted forest and woodland ecosystems of the interior West
July 10, 2003
H.R. 2703 - Farmland Protection Program Challenge Grant Act of 2003 
Reserves a small percentage of the amounts made available to the Secretary of Agriculture for the farmland protection program to fund challenge grants to encourage the purchase of conservation easements and other interests in land to be held by a State agency, county, or other eligible entity, and for other purposes
July 10, 2003
H.R. 2707 - Salt Cedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act 
Directs the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture, acting through the U.S. Forest Service, to carry out a demonstration program to assess potential water savings through control of Salt Cedar and Russian Olive on forests and public lands administered by the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service
July 10, 2003
H.R. 2716 - Compact-Impact Reimbursement Act
Amends the Compact of Free Association of 1985 to provide for adequate ompact-impact aid
July 14, 2003
H.R. 2770 - American Indian Welfare Reform Act 
Amends part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to reauthorize and improve the operation of temporary assistance to needy families programs operated by Indian tribes, and for other purposes
July 17, 2003
H.R. 2776 - Backcountry Landing Strip Access Act
Helps ensure general aviation aircraft access to Federal land and to the airspace over that land
July 17, 2003
H.R. 2871 - National Drought Preparedness Act of 2003 
Establishes a National Drought Council within the Department of Agriculture, to improve national drought preparedness, mitigation, and response efforts, and for other purposes
July 24, 2003
H.R. 2897 - Bringing America Home Act 
Ends homelessness in the United States
July 25, 2003
H.R. 2916 - Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act 
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
July 25, 2003
H.R. 2918 - Genetically Engineered Crop and Animal Farmer Protection Act of 2003
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
July 25, 2003
H.R. 2920 - Real Solutions to World Hunger Act of 2003
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
July 25, 2003
H.R. 2921 - Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical and Industrial Crop Safety Act of 2003
Prohibits the open-air cultivation of genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops, to prohibit the use of common human food or animal feed as the host plant for a genetically engineered pharmaceutical or industrial chemical, to establish a tracking system to regulate the growing, handling, transportation, and disposal of pharmaceutical and industrial crops and their byproducts to prevent human, animal, and general environmental exposure to genetically engineered pharmaceutical and industrial crops and their byproducts, and for other purposes
July 25, 2003
H.R. 2966 - Right-to-Ride Livestock on Federal Lands Act of 2003
Preserves the use and access of pack and saddle stock animals on public lands, including wilderness areas, national monuments, and other specifically designated areas, administered by the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or the Forest Service where there is a historical tradition of such use, and for other purposes
July 25, 2003
H.R. 2976 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer certain land within the Ottawa National Forest to the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, and for other purposes July 25, 2003
H.R. 2984 - Amends the Agricultural Adjustment Act to remove the requirement that processors be members of an agency administering a marketing order applicable to pears July 25, 2003
H.R. 3083 - Country of Origin Labeling Amendment Act of 2003
Amends the country of origin labeling requirements of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to specify the model upon which the certification program for producers shall be based, to facilitate verification of compliance with the requirements, to impose a schedule of penalties for violation of the requirements, and for other purposes
September 11, 2003
H.R. 3157 - Provides for the designation of a Department of Agriculture disaster liaison to assist State and local employees of the Department in coordination with other disaster agencies in response to a federally declared disaster area as a result of a disaster September 24, 2003
H.R. 3160 - Tobacco Reduction, Accountability, and Community Enhancement Act of 2003 
Eliminates the Federal quota and price support programs for tobacco, to provide transitional assistance to tobacco quota holders and traditional producers of tobacco affected by the elimination of these programs, to ensure the future quality and availability of United States-grown tobacco, to protect against the disruption of tobacco markets, to establish a trust fund to finance this Act, and for other purposes
September 24, 2003
H.R. 3188 - Pesticide Registration Improvement Act of 2003 
Amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to provide for the enhanced review of covered pesticide products, to authorize fees for certain pesticide products, and to extend and improve the collection of maintenance fees
September 25, 2003
H.R. 3217 - Provides for the conveyance of several small parcels of National Forest System land in the Apalachicola National Forest, Florida, to resolve boundary discrepancies involving the Mt. Trial Primitive Baptist Church of Wakulla County, Florida, and for other purposes October 1, 2003
H.R. 3242 - Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2003 
Ensures an abundant and affordable supply of highly nutritious fruits, vegetables, and other specialty crops for American consumers and international markets by enhancing the competitiveness of United States-grown specialty crops, and for other purposes
October 2, 2003
H.R. 3247 - Trail Responsibility and Accountability for the Improvement of Lands Act (TRAIL Act) of 2003
Provides consistent enforcement authority to the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Forest Service to respond to violations of regulations regarding the management, use, and protection of public lands under the jurisdiction of these agencies, to clarify the purposes for which collected fines may be used, and for other purposes
October 2, 2003
H.R. 3249 - Extends the term of the Forest Counties Payments Committee October 3, 2003
H.R. 3283 - Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Improves recreational facilities and visitor opportunities on Federal recreational lands by reinvesting receipts from fair and consistent recreational fees and passes, and for other purposes
October 8, 2003
H.R. 3284 - Border Economic Recovery Act for Health and the Environment 
Improves the health of residents of, and the environment in, the United States-Mexico border area
October 8, 2003
H.R. 3290 - Fair Nutrition for American Citizens Act of 2003
Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to increase the amount payable to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to provide nutrition assistance under such Act
October 15, 2003
H.R. 3298 - Active Reservists and National Guard Farm Loan Relief Act of 2003
Provides relief to mobilized military reservists from certain Federal agricultural loan obligations
October 15, 2003
H.R. 3308 - Amends the Agricultural Adjustment Act to convert the dairy forward pricing program into a permanent program of the Department of Agriculture October 16, 2003
H.R. 3312 - Amends the Agricultural Adjustment Act to add pears and cherries to the list of fruits and vegetables subject to regulation in a marketing order by grade, size, quality, or maturity, and for other purposes October 16, 2003
H.R. 3319 - Amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to permit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to register a Canadian pesticide October 16, 2003
H.R. 3320 - Improves migratory bird management by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes October 16, 2003
H.R. 3324 - Voluntary Grazing Permit Buyout Act
Provides compensation to livestock operators who voluntarily relinquish a grazing permit or lease on Federal lands, and for other purposes
October 16, 2003
H.R. 3372 - Designates the facility of the Agriculture Research Service of the Department of Agriculture located at State Highway 26 West in Poplarville, Mississippi, as the `Thad Cochran Southern Horticultural Laboratory' October 21, 2003
H.R. 3402 - Permanent Emergency Agricultural Assistance Act
Establishes permanent authority for the Secretary of Agriculture to quickly assist agricultural producers who incur crop losses as a result of damaging weather or related condition in federally declared disaster areas, to provide emergency disaster assistance to agricultural producers for qualifying crop losses for the 2001, 2002, or 2003 crops, to continue the livestock assistance program, and for other purposes
October 29, 2003
H.R. 3422 - Bridges to the Cuban People Act of 2003
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
October 30, 2003
H.R. 3433 - Transfers Federal lands between the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior November 4, 2003
H.R. 3459 - Healthcare Equality and Accountability Act
Improves the health of minority individuals
November 6, 2003
H.R. 3472 - Establishes a Federal interagency task force to promote the benefits, safety, and potential uses of agricultural biotechnology to improve human and animal nutrition, increase crop productivity, and improve agricultural sustainability while ensuring the safety of food and the environment November 6, 2003
H.R. 3479 -Brown Tree Snake Control and Eradication Act of 2003
Provides for the control and eradication of the brown tree snake on the island of Guam and the prevention of the introduction of the brown tree snake to other areas of the United States, and for other purposes
November 7, 2003
H.R. 3482 - Voluntary Public Access and Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program Act of 2003
Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to encourage owners and operators of privately-held farm and ranch land to voluntarily make their land available for access by the public under programs administered by States
November 7, 2003
H.R. 3484 - Puppy Protection Act of 2003
Amends the Animal Welfare Act to improve the standards for the care and treatment of certain animals, and for other purposes
November 7, 2003
H.R. 3500 - Prohibits the anticipated extreme reduction in the national marketing quotas for the 2004 crop of Flue-cured and Burley tobacco, which, if permitted to occur, would mean economic ruin for tobacco farmers and their families November 17, 2003
H.R. 3514 - Pennsylvania National Forest Improvement Act of 2003
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
November 18, 2003
H.R. 3546 - Meat and Poultry Products Traceability and Safety Act of 2003
Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act to improve the safety of meat and poultry products by enhancing the ability of the Secretary of Agriculture to retrieve the history, use, and location of a meat or poultry product through a recordkeeping and audit system or registered identification, and for other purposes.
November 20, 2003
H.R. 3547 - SAFER Meat, Poultry, and Food Act
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
November 20, 2003
H.R. 3566 - Amends the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 to establish a program using geospatial and information management technologies to inventory, monitor, characterize, assess, and identify forest stands and potential forest stands, and for other purposes November 20, 2003
H.R. 3572 - AGOA III Act
Amends the African Growth and Opportunity Act to expand certain trade benefits to eligible sub-Saharan African countries, and for other purposes
November 21, 2003
H.R. 3604 - Temporary Agricultural Labor Reform Act of 2003
Simplifies the process for admitting temporary alien agricultural workers under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, to increase access to such workers, and for other purposes
November 21, 2003
H.R. 3629 - Arsenic-Treated Wood Prohibition Act
Amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Solid Waste Disposal Act to establish prohibitions and requirements relating to arsenic-treated wood, and for other purposes
November 21, 2003
H.R. 3640 - Cost of Living Measurement and Index Act of 2003
Requires the Commissioner of Labor Statistics to develop a methodology for measuring the cost of living in each State, and to require the Comptroller General to determine how certain Federal benefits would be increased if the determination of those benefits were based on that methodology
November 21, 2003
H.R. 3705 - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act to enhance the safety of beef and beef food products originating in the United States by requiring the testing of cattle for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (commonly known as mad cow disease) at the time of slaughter, and for other purposes
January 20, 2004
H.R. 3714 - Provide better protection against bovine spongiform encephalopathy and other prion diseases
January 21, 2004
H.R. 3732 - Amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to repeal the recently enacted two-year delay in the implementation of the country of origin labeling requirements of such Act for certain agricultural commodities
January 27, 2004
H.R. 3744 - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to sell or exchange all or part of certain administrative sites and other land in the Ozark-St. Francis and Ouachita National Forests and to use funds derived from the sale or exchange to acquire, construct, or improve administrative sites, and for other purposes
January 28, 2004
H.R. 3787 - National Farm Animal Identification and Records Act
Amends the Animal Health Protection Act to require the establishment of an electronic nationwide livestock identification system, to prevent the unauthorized release of information collected under the system, to promote an objective review of Department of Agriculture responses to livestock disease outbreaks, and for other purposes
February 10, 2004
H.R. 3822 - National Livestock Identification Act
Amends the Animal Health Protection Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to establish an electronic nationwide livestock identification system, and for other purposes
February 24, 2004
H.R. 3846 - Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004
Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement or contract with Indian tribes meeting certain criteria to carry out projects to protect Indian forest land
February 26, 2004
H.R. 3886 - Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to expand the pilot program for the enrollment of certain wetlands and its buffer acreage in the conservation reserve program to include the enrollment of certain playas and its buffer acreage, and for other purposes
March 3, 2004
H.R. 3944 - Provides for the conveyance of a small parcel of Natural Resources Conservation Service property in Riverside, California, and for other purposes
March 11, 2004
H.R. 3961 - United States Animal Identification Plan Implementation Act
Amends the Animal Health Protection Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to implement the United States Animal Identification Plan developed by the National Animal Identification Development Team, and for other purposes
March 11, 2004
H.R. 3990 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to extend contracts for national dairy market loss payments through fiscal year 2007
March 17, 2004
H.R. 3993 - Country-of-Origin Labeling Enhancement Act of 2004
Amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as recently amended by the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004, to expedite the implementation of the country of origin labeling requirements of such Act, to impose certain recordkeeping requirements on retailers subject to such Act, to clarify the authority to impose civil penalties under such Act, and for other purposes
March 18, 2004
H.R. 3997 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to convey to the New Hope Cemetery Association a small parcel of National Forest System land in the State of Arkansas for use as a cemetery
March 18, 2004
H.R. 4001 - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to use the Agricultural Research Service to conduct research regarding the likelihood and risks of the transfer between animal species of the proteinaceous infectious particles, known as prions, that cause transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, and for other purposes
March 18, 2004
H.R. 4005 - Exempts certain animal identification information from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act
March 18, 2004
H.R. 4006 - Captive Supply Reform Act
Amends the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, to prohibit the use of certain anti-competitive forward contracts
March 18, 2004
H.R. 4033 - Fair and Equitable Tobacco Reform Act of 2004
Terminates the Federal tobacco quota and price support programs, to require the payment of fair and equitable compensation for tobacco quota holders and active tobacco producers adversely affected by the termination of such programs, and for other purposes
March 25, 2004
H.R. 4094 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish a Federal income tax credit for production of energy from geothermal energy resources, and for other purposes
March 31, 2004
H.R. 4121 - Amends the Federal Meat Inspection Act to help ensure a healthy food supply, and for other purposes
April 1, 2004
H.R. 4163 - Provides for a greater number of members on certain combined Farm Service Agency county committees
April 2, 2004
H.R. 4189 - Modifies and improve the funding structure of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program
April 21, 2004
H.R. 4202 - Designates additional National Forest System lands in the State of Virginia as wilderness, to establish the Seng Mountain and Crawfish Valley Scenic Areas, to provide for the development of trail plans for the wilderness areas and scenic areas, and for other purposes
April 22, 2004
H.R. 4210 - Amends the Farm Credit Act of 1971 to support the commercial fishing industry
April 22, 2004
H.R. 4223 - Requires the Commodity Credit Corporation to support the development of a domestic casein and milk protein concentrate industry, and for other purposes
April 27, 2004
H.R. 4297 - Provides loan guarantees for renewable energy projects using biomass material
May 5, 2004
H.R. 4446 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to reform funding for the Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, and for other purposes
May 20, 2004
H.R. 4456 - Requires labeling of raw agricultural forms of ginseng, including the country of harvest
May 20, 2004
H.R. 4457 - Requires congressional renewal of trade and travel restrictions on Cuba
May 20, 2004
H.R. 4503 - Enhances energy conservation and research and development, to provide for security and diversity in the energy supply for the American people, and for other purposes
June 3, 2004
H.R. 4520 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to remove impediments in such Code and make our manufacturing, service, and high-technology businesses and workers more competitive and productive both at home and abroad
June 4, 2004
H.R. 4533 - Requires the temporary reinstatement of contracts for large air tankers that were canceled on May 10, 2004, by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior
June 9, 2004
H.R. 4560 - Provides multilateral and bilateral debt relief for developing countries, and for other purposes
June 14, 2004
H.R. 4569 - Provides for the development of a national plan for the control and management of Sudden Oak Death, a tree disease caused by the fungus-like pathogen Phytophthora ramorum, and for other purposes
June 15, 2004
H.R. 4576 - Amends the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to establish a voluntary program for the provision of country of origin information with respect to certain agricultural products, and for other purposes
June 15, 2004
H.R. 4583 - Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to base the counter-cyclical payment rate for the 2003 crop year for producers whose farming operations are located in certain declared disaster areas on the total of the partial payments for that crop year
June 15, 2004
H.R. 4597 - Establishes regional dairy marketing areas to stabilize the price of milk and support the income of dairy producers
June 16, 2004
H.R. 4617 - Amends the Small Tracts Act to facilitate the exchange of small tracts of land, and for other purposes
June 18, 2004
H.R. 4620 - Confirms the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture and the Commodity Credit Corporation to enter into memorandums of understanding with a State regarding the collection of approved State commodity assessments on behalf of the State from the proceeds of marketing assistance loans
June 18, 2004
H.R. 4693 - Requires persons who seek to retain seed harvested from the planting of patented seeds to register with the Secretary of Agriculture and pay fees set by the Secretary for retaining such seed, and for other purposes
June 24, 2004
H.R. 4696 - Promotes the use of anaerobic digesters by agricultural producers and rural small businesses to produce renewable energy and improve environmental quality
June 24, 2004
H.R. 4702 - Requires farmers to be offered supplemental crop insurance based on an area yield and loss plan of insurance
June 24, 2004
H.R. 4705 - Provides crop and livestock disaster assistance
June 24, 2004
H.R. 4727 - Amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to eliminate the market access program
June 25, 2004
H.R. 4735 - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to make a grant to the World Food Prize Foundation to assist the Foundation in covering renovation expenses related to the World Food Prize, which is awarded to individuals who make vital contributions to improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food throughout the world
June 25, 2004
H.R. 4800 - Supports specialty crop producers and production in the United States, to improve the program of value-added agricultural product market development grants by routing the grant funds through State departments of agriculture, and for other purposes
July 9, 2004