16 U.S. Code § 590j - Definitions

In this chapter:
(1) Agricultural commodity
The term “agricultural commodity” means—
(A) an agricultural commodity; and
(B) any regional or market classification, type, or grade of an agricultural commodity.
(2) Technical assistance
(A) In general
The term “technical assistance” means technical expertise, information, and tools necessary for the conservation of natural resources on land active in agricultural, forestry, or related uses.
(B) Inclusions
The term “technical assistance” includes—
(i) technical services provided directly to farmers, ranchers, and other eligible entities, such as conservation planning, technical consultation, and assistance with design and implementation of conservation practices; and
(ii) technical infrastructure, including activities, processes, tools, and agency functions needed to support delivery of technical services, such as technical standards, resource inventories, training, data, technology, monitoring, and effects analyses.


(Apr. 27, 1935, ch. 85, § 10, as added Feb. 29, 1936, ch. 104, § 1,49 Stat. 1150; amended Pub. L. 110–234, title II, § 2802(b),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1085; Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title II, § 2802(b),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1813.)

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246made identical amendments to this section. The amendments by Pub. L. 110–234were repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.

2008—Pub. L. 110–246, § 2802(b), amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The term ‘agricultural commodity’ as used in this chapter means any such commodity and any regional or market classification, type, or grade thereof.”
Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as an Effective Date note under section 8701 of Title 7, Agriculture.

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