7 U.S. Code § 1385 - Finality of payments and loans; substitution of beneficiaries

The facts constituting the basis for any chapter 3B of title 16 payment, any payment under the wheat, feed grain, upland cotton, extra long staple cotton, and rice programs authorized by chapter 35A of this title and this chapter, any loan, or price support operation, or the amount thereof, when officially determined in conformity with the applicable regulations prescribed by the Secretary or by the Commodity Credit Corporation, shall be final and conclusive and shall not be reviewable by any other officer or agency of the Government. In case any person who is entitled to any such payment dies, becomes incompetent, or disappears before receiving such payment, or is succeeded by another who renders or completes the required performance, the payment shall, without regard to any other provisions of law, be made as the Secretary of Agriculture may determine to be fair and reasonable in all the circumstances and provide by regulations. This section also shall be applicable to payments provided for under section 1348 of this title.

Source

(Feb. 16, 1938, ch. 30, title III, § 385,52 Stat. 68; July 2, 1940, ch. 521, § 7,54 Stat. 728; July 3, 1948, ch. 827, title II, § 207(e),62 Stat. 1257; Pub. L. 87–703, title III, § 322,Sept. 27, 1962, 76 Stat. 626; Pub. L. 88–297, title I, § 102,Apr. 11, 1964, 78 Stat. 174; Pub. L. 91–524, title IV, § 404(5), title VI, § 605(3),Nov. 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 1366, 1378; Pub. L. 94–214, title III, § 302,Feb. 16, 1976, 90 Stat. 187; Pub. L. 95–113, title IV, § 405,Sept. 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 927; Pub. L. 97–98, title XI, § 1102,Dec. 22, 1981, 95 Stat. 1263; Pub. L. 99–198, title X, § 1017(a),Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1459.)
References in Text

Chapter 3B [§ 590a et seq.] of title 16, referred to in text, was in the original a reference to the Soil Conservation Act, probably meaning the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act.
Chapter 35A [§ 1421 et seq.] of this title, referred to in text, was in the original a reference to the Agricultural Act of 1949.
Amendments

1985—Pub. L. 99–198inserted “extra long staple cotton,” after “upland cotton,” in first sentence.
1981—Pub. L. 97–98amended first sentence generally.
1977—Pub. L. 95–113temporarily amended first sentence generally. See Effective and Termination Dates of 1977 Amendment note below.
1976—Pub. L. 94–214temporarily inserted reference to payments under the rice program authorized by section 1441 (g) of this title. See Effective and Termination Dates of 1976 Amendment note below.
1970—Pub. L. 91–524temporarily inserted references to payments under the cotton set-aside program and to payments (including certificates) under the wheat and feed grain set-aside programs. See Effective and Termination Dates of 1970 Amendment note below.
1964—Pub. L. 88–297provided for application of this section to payments in kind to equalize cost of cotton to domestic and foreign users.
1962—Pub. L. 87–703inserted “payment under section 1339 of this title,” after “parity payment,”.
1948—Act July 3, 1948, substituted “loan, or price support operation” for “or loan”.
1940—Act July 2, 1940, inserted last sentence.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–98effective Dec. 22, 1981, see section 1801 ofPub. L. 97–98, set out as an Effective Date note under section 4301 of this title.
Effective and Termination Dates of 1977 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–113, title IV, § 405,Sept. 29, 1977, 91 Stat. 927, provided that the amendment made by section 405 is effective only for the 1978 through 1981 crops.
Effective and Termination Dates of 1976 Amendment

Pub. L. 94–214, title III, § 302,Feb. 16, 1976, 90 Stat. 187, provided that the amendment made by section 302 is effective only with respect to the 1976 and 1977 crops of rice.
Effective and Termination Dates of 1970 Amendment

Pub. L. 91–524, title IV, § 404, title VI, § 605,Nov. 30, 1970, 84 Stat. 1366, 1378, as amended by Pub. L. 93–86, § 1(11), (22),Aug. 10, 1973, 87 Stat. 229, 235, provided that the amendments made by sections 404 and 605 are effective only with respect to the 1971 through 1977 crops.
Effective Date of 1962 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 87–703effective only with respect to programs applicable to crops planted for harvest in calendar year 1964 or any subsequent year and marketing years beginning in calendar year 1964, or any subsequent year, see section 323 ofPub. L. 87–703, set out as a note under section 1301 of this title.
Effective Date of 1948 Amendment

Amendment by act July 3, 1948, effective Jan. 1, 1950, see section 303 of act July 3, 1948, set out as a note under section 1301 of this title.
Transfer of Functions

Administration of program of Commodity Credit Corporation transferred to Secretary of Agriculture by 1946 Reorg. Plan No. 3, § 501, eff. July 16, 1946, 11 F.R. 7877, 60 Stat. 1100, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Exceptions From Transfer of Functions

Functions of Corporations of Department of Agriculture, boards of directors and officers of such corporations; Advisory Board of Commodity Credit Corporation; and Farm Credit Administration or any agency, officer, or entity of, under, or subject to supervision of said Administration excepted from functions of officers, agencies, and employees transferred to Secretary of Agriculture by 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 2, § 1, effective June 4, 1953, 18 F.R. 3219, 67 Stat. 633, set out as a note under section 2201 of this title.
Determination of Rate of Loans, Payments, and Purchases Under Price Support Program; Notice and Public Participation in Rulemaking Not Required

Pub. L. 99–198, title X, § 1017(b),Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1459, as amended by Pub. L. 101–624, title XI, § 1144,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3516, provided that: “The Secretary of Agriculture shall determine the rate of loans, payments, and purchases under a program established under the Agricultural Act of 1949 (7 U.S.C. 1421 et seq.) for any of the 1991 through 1995 crops of a commodity without regard to the requirements for notice and public participation in rulemaking prescribed in section 553 of title 5, United States Code, or in any directive of the Secretary.”

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