The Secretary is authorized to make payments to agricultural producers who carry out emergency water conservation or water enhancing measures (including measures carried out to assist confined livestock) during periods of severe drought as determined by the Secretary.
16 U.S. Code § 2202 - Payments to agricultural producers for carrying out water conservation or water enhancing measures; criteria
2018—Pub. L. 115–334 substituted “The Secretary is” for “The Secretary of Agriculture is”.
1989—Pub. L. 101–82, § 502(1), inserted “(including measures carried out to assist confined livestock)”.
Pub. L. 101–82, § 502(2), temporarily substituted “any fiscal year in which there is a period of severe drought” for “periods of severe drought”. See Effective and Termination Dates of 1989 Amendment note below.