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APES Laws/Treaties 4

Lytle APES Laws and Treaties - Agriculture

Farm Bill See Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act.
Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act (Freedom to Farm Act) (1996) Addresses farm conservation & wetland protection:makes loans available sometimes for particular crops;improves the production of milk,peanuts,& sugar;& created a commission to review past & current ag production practices. Administered by the U.S.D.A.
Federal Insecticide,Fungicide,and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (1996) Regulates pesticide sale, distribution,and use. Pesticides must be reviewed and registered prior to use in the United States.If at any time a pesticide is found to cause harm, the registration can be canceled, thereby banning the use of the pesticide.
Food Quality Protection act (1996) Aids protection of public health by setting and maintaining strict food safety standards. It safeguards infants and children from pesticide exposure in food, water, and indoor sources. This law overhauled the Fed Food, Drug,and Cosmetic Act and the FIFRA.
Food Securities Act-Swampbuster Provision (1985) Discourages the alteration of wetlands for the use of agriculture.Farmers who fill in or alter a wetland are not eligible for farm program benefits. This is administered through the Department of Agriculture.
Soil Conservation Act (1935) Established the Soil Conservation Service(SCS) to address soil erosion issues and preserve natural resources. This law is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Taylor Grazing Act (1934) Established to protect public lands from overgrazing. This was later replaced by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.
UN Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD) (1994) Hopes to reduce desertification and the effects of drought through international cooperation on issues of conservation, rehabilitation, and sustainable development. It focuses especially on areas with large drought issues, including Africa.
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