7 U.S. Code § 8738 - Special competitive provisions for extra long staple cotton

(a) Competitiveness program
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act through July 31, 2013, the Secretary shall carry out a program—
(1) to maintain and expand the domestic use of extra long staple cotton produced in the United States;
(2) to increase exports of extra long staple cotton produced in the United States; and
(3) to ensure that extra long staple cotton produced in the United States remains competitive in world markets.
(b) Payments under program; trigger
Under the program, the Secretary shall make payments available under this section whenever—
(1) for a consecutive 4-week period, the world market price for the lowest priced competing growth of extra long staple cotton (adjusted to United States quality and location and for other factors affecting the competitiveness of such cotton), as determined by the Secretary, is below the prevailing United States price for a competing growth of extra long staple cotton; and
(2) the lowest priced competing growth of extra long staple cotton (adjusted to United States quality and location and for other factors affecting the competitiveness of such cotton), as determined by the Secretary, is less than 134 percent of the loan rate for extra long staple cotton.
(c) Eligible recipients
The Secretary shall make payments available under this section to domestic users of extra long staple cotton produced in the United States and exporters of extra long staple cotton produced in the United States that enter into an agreement with the Commodity Credit Corporation to participate in the program under this section.
(d) Payment amount
Payments under this section shall be based on the amount of the difference in the prices referred to in subsection (b)(1) during the fourth week of the consecutive 4-week period multiplied by the amount of documented purchases by domestic users and sales for export by exporters made in the week following such a consecutive 4-week period.

Source

(Pub. L. 110–234, title I, § 1208,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 963; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title I, § 1208,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1692.)
References in Text

The date of enactment of this Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–246, which was approved June 18, 2008.
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.

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