Agency: Agriculture DepartmentYears: 20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Existing Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations specify the conditions that may make a producer ineligible for certain USDA benefits, such as disaster assistance payments from the Farm Service Agency (FSA), in certain cases in which agricultural commodities are planted on highly erodible land or a converted wetland, or the production of
[FR Doc 2011-33431] 2.Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Business and Cooperative Programs' intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for the Business and Industry Loan Program.
The Department of Agriculture published a document in the
Federal Register on December 22, 2011, page number 79646 concerning a
request for comments on information collection 05350039 ``Fruits, Nut, and Specialty Crops.'' The document is being withdrawn.
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
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In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is abolishing an existing Forest Service Privacy Act system of records. A review of USDA/FS35 Congressional Correspondence has concluded that the records in the system are covered under another USDA SORN entitled USDA/OES1 USDA Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is abolishing an existing Forest Service Privacy Act system of records. A review of USDA/FS9 Employee Assistance Program CONCERN has concluded that the system is no longer in effect and is therefore being abolished.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Title: Bovine Brucellosis Class Free State and Certified
BrucellosisFree Herds; Revisions to Testing and Certification Requirements.
OMB Control Number: 0579NEW.
Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal
National Agricultural Statistics Service
Title: Field Crops Objective Yield.
OMB Control Number: 05350088.
Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural
Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production. General
This Notice applies to investors interested in investment opportunities in rural infrastructure; these potential investors are encouraged to contact the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Rural Development Act of 1972 established USDA's authority to make loans and grants to rural communities. Currently, USDA manages a loan portfolio of
[FR Doc 2011-32926] 9.Revision of Cotton Classification Procedures for Determining Cotton Leaf Grade
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to
revise the procedure for determining the official leaf grade for Upland and Pima cotton. The leaf grade is a part of the official
classification which denotes cotton fiber quality used in cotton marketing and manufacturing of cotton products. Currently, the leaf grade is determined by visual
[FR Doc 2011-32925] 10.General Specifications for Dairy Plants Approved for USDA Inspection and Grading
This document proposes to amend the General Specifications for Dairy Plants Approved for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Inspection and Grading Service (General Specifications) by raising the maximum allowable somatic cell count in producer herd goat milk from 1,000,000 cells per milliliter to 1,500,000 cells per milliliter. This
This final rule amends the Dairy Promotion and Research Order (Dairy Order). The amendment modifies the number of National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (Dairy Board) members in eight regions, merges Region 8 and Region 10, merges Region 12 and Region 13, and apportions Idaho as a separate region. The total number of domestic Dairy Board
This rule changes the reporting requirements currently prescribed under the marketing order that regulates the handling of kiwifruit grown in California. The order is administered locally by the Kiwifruit Administrative Committee (Committee). This rule requires handlers to file two new endofseason reports with the Committee. One report contains
National Agricultural Statistics Service
Title: Fruits, Nut, and Specialty Crops.
OMB Control Number: 05350039.
Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official state and national estimates of crop and livestock production. Estimates of fruit, tree
Risk Management Agency
Title: Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program.
OMB Control Number: 05630066.
Summary of Collection: Section 522(d) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act of 2002 authorizes the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) to enter into partnerships with public and private entities for the purpose of
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announces the appointments made by the Secretary of Agriculture to the 8 vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.
Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service
Title: VirusSerumToxin Act and Regulations in 9 CFR, Subchapter E, Parts 101124.
OMB Control Number: 05790013.
Summary of Collection: The VirusSerumToxin Act (37 Stat. 832833, 21 U.S.C. 151159) gives the United States Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Farm Service Agency
Title: United States Warehouse Act (USWA).
OMB Control Number: 05600120.
Summary of Collection: The
Food and Nutrition Service
Title: 7 CFR part 235 State Administrative Expense Funds.
OMB Control Number: 05840067.
Summary of Collection: Because the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is accountable for State Administrative Expense (SAE) funds by fiscal year, State Agencies (SAs) are requested to report their SAE budget information on
of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or
Title: Forest Products Free Use Permit, Removal Permit and Cash Receipt, and Sale Permit and Cash Receipt.
OMB Control Number: 05960085.
Summary of Collection: Individuals and businesses that wish to remove forest products from national forest lands must request a permit. 16 U.S.C. 551 requires the promulgation of
Public Law 10413. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c)
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is removing its regulation implementing the Governmentwide common rule on drugfree workplace requirements for financial assistance, currently located within part 3021 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and issuing a new regulation to adopt the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance at
Economic Research Service
Title: National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey.
OMB Control Number: 0536NEW.
Summary of Collection: The Economic Research Service (ERS) will be conducting the National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (aka National Food Study). The mission of ERS is to provide timely research and
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing the establishment of the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching (Council). The purpose of the Council is to provide recommendations to the Secretary on how to eliminate barriers to Native American participation in Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm loan programs and other farm programs. The