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Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 61 Part 1.djvu/955

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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1 ST SESS.-CH. 519-AUG. 8,1947 conditions provided in section 301, with respect to bona fide abandon- ment of planted acreage and crop deficiencies of harvested acreage, resulting from drought, flood, storm, freeze, disease, or insects, which cause such damage to all or a substantial part of the crop of sugar beets or sugarcane in the same factory district (as established by the Secretary), county, parish, municipality, or local producing area, as determined in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary, on the following quantities of sugar or liquid sugar: (1) With respect to such bona fide abandonment of each planted acre of sugar beets or sugarcane one-third of the normal yield of commercially recoverable sugar or liquid sugar per acre for the farm, as determined by the Secretary; and (2) with respect to such crop deficiencies of harvested acreage of sugar beets or sugarcane, the excess of 80 per centum of the normal yield of commercially recoverable sugar or liquid sugar for such acreage for the farm, as determined by the Secretary, over the actual yield. SEC. 304. (a) The amount of the base rate of payment shall be 80 cents per hundred pounds of sugar or liquid sugar, raw value. (b) All payments shall be calculated with respect to a farm which, for the purposes of this Act, shall be a farming unit as determined in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary, and in making such determinations, the Secretary shall take into consideration the use of common work stock, equipment, labor, management, and other pertinent factors. (c) The total payment with respect to a farm shall be the product of the base rate specified in subsection (a) of this section multiplied by the amount of sugar and liquid sugar, raw value, with respect to which payment is to be made, except that reduction shall be made from such total payment in accordance with the following scale of reductions: That portion of the quantity of sugar and liquid sugar Reduction in the base which is included within rate of payment per the following intervals of hundredweight of such short tons, raw value portion 350 to 700-----------------------.-------_----- ----. $0. 05 700 to 1,000------------------------------------------- .10 1,000 to 1,500 ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------- .20 1,500 to 3,000--------------------.----------------- - .26 3,000 to 6,000--- ------ ------ ----- .-- -. -


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.3 25 More than 30,000 ------------------------------------- .50 (d) Application for payment shall be made by, and payments shall be made to, the producer or, in the event of his death, disappearance, or incompetency, his legal representative, or heirs: Provided, however, That all producers on the farm shall signify in the application for payment the percentage of the total payment with respect to the farm to be made to each producer: And provided further, That payments may be made, (1) in the event of the death, disappearance, or incom- petency of a producer, to such beneficiary as the producer may desig- nate in the application for payment; (2) to one producer of a group of two or more producers, provided all producers on the farm desig- nate such producer in the application for payment as sole recipient for their benefit of the payment with respect to the farm; or (3) to a person who is not a producer, provided such person controls the land included within the farm with respect to which the application for payment is made and is designated by the sole producer (or all Amount of base rate. Payments with re- spect to farm. Scale of reductions. Application by and payment to producer. Payment in case of death, etc. One producer of a group. Nonproducer.