The term “eligible land” means land on which agricultural commodities, livestock, or forest-related products are produced.
The term “eligible land” includes the following:
(v)Nonindustrial private forest land.
(vi)Other agricultural land (including cropped woodland, marshes, and agricultural land used for the production of livestock) on which resource concerns related to agricultural production could be addressed through a contract under the program, as determined by the Secretary.
(2) Organic system plan
The term “organic system plan” means an organic plan approved under the national organic program established under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.).
The term “payment” means financial assistance provided to a producer for performing practices under this part, including compensation for—
(A)incurred costs associated with planning, design, materials, equipment, installation, labor, management, maintenance, or training; and
(B)income forgone by the producer.
The term “practice” means 1 or more improvements and conservation activities that are consistent with the purposes of the program under this part, as determined by the Secretary, including—
(A)improvements to eligible land of the producer, including—
(ii)land management practices;
(iv)forest management; and
(v)other practices that the Secretary determines would further the purposes of the program; and
(B)conservation activities involving the development of plans appropriate for the eligible land of the producer, including—
(i)comprehensive nutrient management planning; and
(ii)other plans that the Secretary determines would further the purposes of the program under this part.
The term “program” means the environmental quality incentives program established by this part.
The Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, referred to in par. (2), is title XXI of Pub. L. 101–624, Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3935, which is classified generally to chapter 94 (§ 6501 et seq.) of Title 7, Agriculture. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
6501 of Title
7 and Tables.
2014—Pars. (2) to (6). Pub. L. 113–79redesignated pars. (3) to (6) as (2) to (5), respectively, inserted “established under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.)” after “national organic program” in par. (2), and struck out former par. (2). Text read as follows: “The term ‘national organic program’ means the national organic program established under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 6501 et. seq.).”
2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 2502, amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section defined “beginning farmer or rancher”, “eligible land”, “land management practice”, “livestock”, “practice”, and “structural practice”.
(ii) by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following new subparagraph:
(B) Advance payments
(i) In general
Not more than 50 percent of the amount determined under subparagraph (A) may be provided in advance for the purpose of purchasing materials or contracting.
(ii) Return of funds
If funds provided in advance are not expended during the 90-day period beginning on the date of receipt of the funds, the funds shall be returned within a reasonable timeframe, as determined by the Secretary.
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