7 U.S. Code § 1831a - Contract restrictions

On and after June 13, 1958 no conservation reserve contract shall be entered into which provides for
(1) payments for conservation practices in excess of the average rate for comparable practices under the environmental quality incentives program established under chapter 4 of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 [16 U.S.C. 3839aa et seq.], or
(2) annual rental payments in excess of 20 per cent of the value of the land placed under contract, such value to be determined without regard to physical improvements thereon or geographic location thereof. In determining the value of the land for this purpose, the county committee shall take into consideration the estimate of the landowner or operator as to the value of such land as well as his certificate as to the production history and productivity of such land.


(Pub. L. 85–459, title I, § 101,June 13, 1958, 72 Stat. 195; Pub. L. 104–127, title III, § 336(a)(2)(A),Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1005.)
References in Text

The Food Security Act of 1985, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 99–198, Dec. 23, 1985, 99 Stat. 1354, as amended. Chapter 4 of subtitle D of title XII of the Act is classified generally to part IV (§ 3839aa et seq.) of subchapter IV of chapter 58 of Title 16, Conservation. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1985 Amendment note set out under section 1281 of this title and Tables.

Section was not enacted as part of the Soil Bank Act which comprised this chapter.

1996—Pub. L. 104–127substituted “environmental quality incentives program established under chapter 4 of subtitle D of title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985” for “Agricultural Conservation Program”.

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