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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 2732

PUBLIC LAW 100-546—OCT. 28, 1988

(C) In making appointments under subparagraphs (E), (F), (G), and (H) of paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consider nominations submitted by the 4 associations described in such subparagraphs. (D) In making appointments under subparagraph (I) of paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consider nominations submitted by the organizations described in such subparagraph. (E) In making appointments under subparagraph (J) of paragraph (1), the Secretary shall consider nominations submitted by organizations representing producers of the commodities specified in such subparagraph. (c) NONVOTING MEMBERS.—The 4 nonvoting members of the Commission shall be— (1) the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the Senate (or the designee of such Chairman), and the ranking minority member of such Committee (or the designee of such minority member); and (2) the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture of the House of Representatives (or the designee of such (Dhairman), and the ranking minority member of such Committee (or the designee of such minority member). (d) ELECTION OF CO-CHAIRMEN.—At the first Commission meeting, the Commission shall elect 2 members to be the co-chairmen of the Commission, 1 of whom shall be chosen from among members appointed under subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D) of subsection (b)(D, and the other of whom shall be chosen from among members appointed under subparagraph (E), (F), (G), (H), (I), or (J) of subsection (b)(l). (e) VACANCIES.—A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. 7 USC 1508 note.

SEC. 5. DUTIES OF COMMISSION. (a) STUDY OF FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The (Dommission shall— (A) study and determine why participation in the program has not reached the levels anticipated when the Federal Crop Insurance Act of 1980 was enacted; (B) identify the States and commodities with respect to which the lack of participation in the program is most serious; and (C) prepare findings and recommendations setting forth means by which— (i) participation in such program, in such States and throughout the United States, and by producers of the commodities identified under subparagraph (B), may be increased; and (ii) natural disaster protection for producers of agricultural commodities may be improved. (2) PARTICULAR AREAS TO BE EXAMINED.—In particular, the

Commission shall examine— (A) the reasons why more producers of agricultural commodities do not participate in the program; (B) the adequacy of the insurance coverage provided by the program; (C) the adequacy of the development and use by the Federal Crop Insurance (Corporation of yield data in the