110th Congress

H.R. 6124, Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

Description

On June 18, Congress overrode the President's veto on H.R. 6124, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, ensuring that all parts of the Farm Bill are enacted into law. Previously, Congress had passed H.R. 2419 over the President's veto, containing 14 of 15 Farm Bill titles.

Sponsors

  • H.R.6124 - Rep. Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn.

Bill Text

  • To provide for the continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes.
  • H.R.6124 

Approved Amendments

Roll Call Votes

The House vote on H.R. 6124 was 317-109.

House roll call vote (Roll Call 417)
Senate roll call vote (Vote Number 151)

The House vote on H.R. 2419, which took place on May 21, was 316-108. The Senate vote of May 22 was 82-13.

House roll call vote (Roll Call 346)
Senate roll call vote (Vote Number 140)

  • Notes
  • Subcommittee Action:

Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Title I - Commodity Programs (Updated. Posted June 15, 2007)

Title I - Outline (Posted June 15, 2007)

Title I - Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted June 19, 2007)

Adopted Amendments: (Posted June 20, 2007)

Etheridge Amendment to substitute an extension of the 2002 Farm Bill language in place of the discussion draft
Etheridge Extension Substitute Summary

Marshall Amendment to adjust premiums and discounts associated with cotton under loan and to recalculate the adjusted world price of cotton basen on Far East markets

Boustany Amendment, a second-degree amendment to the Marshall Amendment, to separate marketing loans, loan rates, and target prices for long grain and medium/short grain rice

Boustany Amendment to make technical corrections to the target price and loan rate for rice

Boyda Amendment to establish a single corn and sorghum loan rate in each county

Ellsworth Amendment to create a pilot program in Indiana to allow for the the planting of tomatoes grown and contracted for processing on up to 10,000 base acres

Moran Amendment expressing the sense of Congress that money used to fund programs under the Subcommittee's jurisdiction should not be transferred to fund programs under other Farm Bill titles

Title I -Crop Insurance (Posted June 18, 2007)
Title I - Crop Insurance Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted June 19, 2007)
Adopted Amendments: (June 19, 2007)
Neugebauer Amendment on supplemental crop insurance coverage

Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition, and Forestry
Title IV - Nutrition (Updated. Posted June 13, 2007)
Nutrition Title Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted June 13, 2007)
Summary of Nutrition Title Changes (Posted June 14, 2007)
Adopted Amendments: (June 14, 2007)
Kagen Amendment on strategies to target obesity
Baca Amendment on Federal Buy American requirements
Baca/Bonner Amendment on renaming the Food Stamp Program
Baca/Boustany Amendment on Food Stamp Nutrition Education

Title VIII - Forestry (Posted June 12, 2007)
Forestry Title Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted June 13, 2007)

Subcommittee on Specialty Crops, Rural Development, and Foreign Agriculture
Title VI - Rural Development (Revised. Posted June 5, 2007)
Rural Development Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted June 5, 2007)
Adopted Amendments: (June 6, 2007)
McIntyre Amendment on criteria to be applied in considering applications for rural development projects
Salazar Amendment on comprehensive rural broadband strategy
Barrow Amendment on technology transfer for rural areas
Title I - Sugar (Posted June 4, 2007)
Sugar Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted June 5, 2007)
Title I - Peanuts (Posted June 5, 2007)
Peanuts Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted June 5, 2007)

Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture
Provisions Under Jurisdiction of Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Subcommittee (Posted June 5, 2007)
Horticulture and Organic Agriculture Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted June 6, 2007)
Adopted Amendments: (June 7, 2007)
Cardoza Amendment on evaluation of USDA commodity purchasing process
Foxx Amendment to redirect funds for USDA to collecet organic production and market data
McCarthy Amendment to establish a Fresh Produce Education Initiative
Kuhl Amendment to establish a National Clean Plant Network
Kuhl Amendment on payment limitation cap for Tree Assistance Program
Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry
Title I - Provisions Under Jurisdiction of Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Subcommittee (Posted May 23, 2007)
Title I - Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted May 23, 2007)
Adopted Amendments: (Posted May 24, 2007)
Boswell Amendment on voluntary arbitration for livestock and poultry producers
Kagen Amendment on federal support for veal producers

Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research
Conservation (Posted May 22, 2007)
Conservation Title Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted May 21, 2007)
Adopted Amendments: (all posted May 23, 2007)

Costa Amendment on GRP Priority for Long-term Contracts and Easements
Walz Amendment on Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative
Graves Amendment on Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative
Cardoza Amendment on Adjusted Gross Income Limitation on Conservation Programs
Herseth Sandlin Amendment on Bison and Livestock Definitions
Cardoza Amendment on Voluntary Sustainability Practices

Credit (Posted May 22, 2007)
Credit Title Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted May 21, 2007)
Energy (Posted May 21, 2007)

Energy Title Technical Changes (Posted May 21, 2007)
Energy Title Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted May 21, 2007)
Adopted Amendments: (All Posted May 23, 2007)
Kagen Amendment on Energy Indpendent Farm Pilot Program
Herseth Sandlin Amendment on Renewable Energy Systems
Salazar Amendment on Agricultural Cellulosic biomass
Fortenberry Amendment on Rural Energy Self Sufficiency Initiative
Cardoza Amendment on Agricultural Biofuels Internship Program
Research (Posted May 21, 2007)
Research Title Section-by-Section Analysis (Posted May 22, 2007)