7 CFR 718.108 - Measuring acreage including skip row acreage.

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§ 718.108 Measuring acreage including skip row acreage.

(a) When one crop is alternating with another crop, whether or not both crops have the same growing season, only the acreage that is actually planted to the crop being measured will be considered to be acreage devoted to the measured crop.

(b) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph and section, whether planted in a skip row pattern or without a pattern of skipped rows, the entire acreage of the field or subdivision may be considered as devoted to the crop only where the distance between the rows, for all rows, is 40 inches or less. If there is a skip that creates idle land wider than 40 inches, or if the distance between any rows is more than 40 inches, then the area planted to the crop shall be considered to be that area which would represent the smaller of; a 40 inch width between rows, or the normal row spacing in the field for all other rows in the field - those that are not more than 40 inches apart. The allowance for individual rows would be made based on the smaller of actual spacing between those rows or the normal spacing in the field. For example, if the crop is planted in single, wide rows that are 48 inches apart, only 20 inches to either side of each row (for a total of 40 inches between the two rows) could, at a maximum, be considered as devoted as the crop and normal spacing in the field would control. Half the normal distance between rows will also be allowed beyond the outside planted rows not to exceed 20 inches and will reflect normal spacing in the field.

(c) In making calculations under this section, further reductions may be made in the acreage considered planted if it is determined that the acreage is more sparsely planted than normal using reasonable and customary full production planting techniques.

(d) The Deputy Administrator has the discretionary authority to allow row allowances other than those specified in this section in those instances in which crops are normally planted with spacings greater or less than 40 inches, such as in case of tobacco, or where other circumstances are present which the Deputy Administrator finds justifies that allowance.

(e) Paragraphs (a) through (d) of this section shall apply with respect to the 2003 and subsequent crops. For preceding crops, the rules in effect on January 1, 2002, shall apply.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 1311 to 1314–1 - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–357, title VI, § 611(a), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1522

§ 1314a - Repealed. Pub. L. 90–51, § 2, July 7, 1967, 81 Stat. 121

§ 1314b to 1314j - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–357, title VI, § 611(a), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1522

§ 1315 - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–357, title VI, § 611(o), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1523

§ 1316 - Repealed. Pub. L. 108–357, title VI, § 611(p), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1523

§ 1501 - Short title and application of other provisions

§ 1502 - Purpose; definitions; protection of information; relation to other laws

§ 1503 - Federal Crop Insurance Corporation; creation; offices

§ 1504 - Capital stock of Corporation

§ 1504a - Capitalization of Corporation

§ 1505 - Management of Corporation

§ 1506 - General powers

§ 1506a, 1506b - Omitted

§ 1507 - Personnel of Corporation

§ 1508 - Crop insurance

§ 1508a - Double insurance and prevented planting

§ 1509 - Exemption of indemnities from levy

§ 1510 - Deposit and investment of funds; Federal Reserve banks as fiscal agents

§ 1511 - Tax exemption

§ 1512 - Corporation as fiscal agent of Government

§ 1513 - Books of account and annual reports of Corporation

§ 1514 - Crimes and offenses

§ 1515 - Program compliance and integrity

§ 1516 - Funding

§ 1517 - Separability

§ 1518 - “Agricultural commodity” defined

§ 1519 - Repealed. Pub. L. 104–127, title I, § 196(j), Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 950

§ 1520 - Producer eligibility

§ 1521 - Ineligibility for catastrophic risk and noninsured assistance payments

§ 1522 - Research and development

§ 1523 - Pilot programs

§ 1524 - Education and risk management assistance

§ 1921 - Congressional findings

§ 7201 - Short title and purpose

§ 7202 - Definitions

U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

Title 7 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 7 CFR Part 718 after this date.

  • 2015-07-16; vol. 80 # 136 - Thursday, July 16, 2015
    1. 80 FR 41987 - Conservation Reserve Program
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
      Interim rule.
      Effective Date: This rule is effective July 16, 2015. Comment Date: We will consider comments that we receive by September 14, 2015.
      7 CFR Part 718