S.784 - Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Act

A bill to expand agricultural opportunities for military veterans, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to expand agricultural opportunities for military veterans, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Act - Amends the Agricultural Risk Protection Act regarding the value-added agricultural product market development grants program to: (1) include farmers and ranchers who are veterans among priority recipients, and (2) authorize program appr

Official Summary

Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans Act - Amends the Agricultural Risk Protection Act regarding the value-added agricultural product market development grants program to:
(1) include farmers and ranchers who are veterans among priority recipients, and
(2) authorize program appropriations through FY2017. Amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 regarding the outreach and assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers program to:
(1) include farmers and ranchers who are veterans, and
(2) extend mandatory funding and authorization of appropriations through FY2017. Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 regarding the beginning farmer and rancher development program to:
(1) provide set-asides for beginning farmers and ranchers who are veterans, and
(2) extend mandatory funding and authorization of appropriations through FY2017. Amends the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 to direct the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to establish the position of Military Veterans Agricultural Liaison to:
(1) provide returning veterans with information about beginning farmer training and agricultural vocational and rehabilitation programs;
(2) provide veterans with information concerning the availability of, and eligibility requirements for, agricultural programs; and
(3) advocate on behalf of veterans with USDA. Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 regarding the conservation reserve transition incentive program to:
(1) include farmers and ranchers who are veterans, and
(2) authorize appropriations through FY2017. Makes farmers and ranchers who are veterans eligible for increased payments under the environmental quality incentives program. Gives priority to beginning or socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers who are veterans for assistance set-asides under the environmental quality incentives program and the conservation stewardship program.

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