16 U.S. Code § 3838 - Definitions
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In this subpart:
(1) Base payment
The term “base payment” means an amount that is—
(2) Beginning farmer or rancher
(3) Conservation practice
The term “conservation practice” means a conservation farming practice described in section 3838a (d)(4) of this title that—
(4) Conservation security contract
(5) Conservation security plan
(6) Conservation security program
(7) Enhanced payment
(8) Nondegradation standard
The term “nondegradation standard” means the level of measures required to adequately protect, and prevent degradation of, 1 or more natural resources, as determined by the Secretary in accordance with the quality criteria described in handbooks of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
(A) In general
The term “producer” means an owner, operator, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper that—
(10) Resource-conserving crop rotation
The term “resource-conserving crop rotation” means a crop rotation that—
(11) Resource management system
The term “resource management system” means a system of conservation practices and management relating to land or water use that is designed to prevent resource degradation and permit sustained use of land, water, and other natural resources, as defined in accordance with the technical guide of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
(13) Tier I conservation security contract
(14) Tier II conservation security contract
Source(Pub. L. 99–198, title XII, § 1238, as added Pub. L. 107–171, title II, § 2001(a),May 13, 2002, 116 Stat. 223.)
A prior section 3838,Pub. L. 99–198, title XII, § 1238, as added Pub. L. 101–624, title XIV, § 1439,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 3590, related to policy of Congress on water quality protection, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–127, title III, § 336(h),Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1007.