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Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C.).

United States of America
Document type
2008 (2014)
Original source
United States Code - Title 7 - Agriculture.
Agricultural & rural development, Livestock, Food & nutrition, Cultivated plants, Water
Agricultural development Hazards Agricultural commodities Internal trade Financial agricultural measures Credit Subsidy/incentive Sustainable development Special fund Less favoured areas Biosecurity Indigenous peoples Nutrition Breastfeeding/infant food Food security Institution Animal health Animal production Drugs Research Plant production Plant protection Ecological production/organic production Freshwater pollution Groundwater Pollution control Surface water Water quality standards
Geographical area
Americas, Arctic, East Pacific, North America, North Atlantic

This Act provides a safety net to food producers so as to maintain a domestic safe, varied, affordable food and fiber supply. It makes provision for direct and loans to farmers of various agricultural products including peanuts, sugar, dairy products and cotton. It also provides with respect to child nutrition programs, animal health (including health of aquatic animals), agricultural biosecurity, organic agriculture and other programs to provide aid to agriculture. The Act establishes, among other things: a Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products; a Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network; a Pest and Disease Revolving Loan Fund; and an Office of Homeland Security. It also requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a voluntary trichinae certification program, an Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers, a biosecurity research program and a Coordinator for Chronically Underserved Rural Areas. The Secretary shall provide research and education grants, on a competitive basis— (1) to study the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including— (A) movement of antibiotic-resistant bacteria into groundwater and surface water; and (B) the effect on antibiotic resistance from various drug use regimens; and (2) to study and ensure the judicious use of antibiotics in veterinary and human medicine, including— (A) methods and practices of animal husbandry; (B) safe and effective alternatives to antibiotics; (C) the development of better veterinary diagnostics to improve decisionmaking; and (D) the identification of conditions or factors that affect antibiotic use on farms

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Agricultural Act of 2014.

Legislation | United States of America | 2014

Keyword: Agricultural development, Farming, Policy/planning, Sustainable development, Financial agricultural measures, Environmental standards, Standards, Protection of environment, Fishery management and conservation, Marine fisheries, Aquaculture, Inland fisheries, Food security, Food quality control/food safety, Fraud, Packaging/labelling, Forest management/forest conservation, Land-use planning, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Soil pollution/quality, Soil rehabilitation, Animal welfare, Plant production, Sustainable use, Irrigation, Water conservation zone, Wetlands, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of habitats