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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 792-OCT. 31, 1949 centum of the parity price per pound for rice as of June 15 of the calendar year in which such crop is produced. "(b) The farm marketing excess of rice shall be regarded as avail- able for marketing and the amount of penalty shall be computed upon the normal production of the acreage on the farm planted to rice in excess of the farm acreage allotment. If a downward adjustment in the amount of the farm marketing excess is made pursuant to the pro- viso in section 355, the difference between the amount of the penalty computed upon the farm marketing excess before such adjustment and as computed upon the adjusted marketing excess shall be returned to or allowed the producer. "(c) The person liable for payment or collection of the penalty shall be liable also for interest thereon at the rate of 6 per centum per annum from the date the penalty becomes due until the date of pay- ment of such penalty. "(d) Until the penalty on the farm marketing excess is paid, post- poned, or avoided, as provided herein, all rice produced on the farm and marketed by the producer shall be subject to the penalty provided by this section and a lien on the entire crop of rice produced on the farm shall be in effect in favor of the United States. "(e) The penalty on the farm marketing excess on any crop of rice may be avoided or postponed by storage or by disposing of the com- modity in such other manner, not inconsistent with the purposes of this Act, as the Secretary shall prescribe, including, in the discretion of the Secretary, delivery to Commodity Credit Corporation or any other agency within the Department. The Secretary shall issue regulations governing such storage or other disposition. Unless otherwise speci- ed by the Secretary in such regulations, any quantity of rice so stored or otherwise disposed of shall be of those types and grades which are representative of the entire quantity of rice produced on the farm. Upon failure so to store or otherwise dispose of the farm marketing excess of rice within such time as may be determined under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, the penalty on such excess shall become due and payable. Any rice delivered to any agency of the Department pursuant to this subsection shall become the property of the agency to which delivered and shall be disposed of at the direction of the Secretary in a manner not inconsistent with the purposes of this Act. "(f) Subject to the provisions of subsection (g) of this section, the penalty upon the farm marketing excess stored pursuant to this section shall be paid by the producer at the time and to the extent of any depletion in the amount so stored except depletion resulting from some cause beyond the control of the producer or from substitution of the commodity authorized by the Secretary. "(g) (1) If the planted acreage of the then current crop of rice for any farm is less than the farm acreage allotment, the amount of the commodity from any previous crop of rice stored to postpone or avoid payment of the penalty shall be reduced by an amount equal to the normal production of the number of acres by which the farm acreage allotment exceeds the acreage planted to rice. "(2) If the actual production of the acreage of rice on any farm on which the acreage of rice is within the farm acreage allotment is less than the normal production of the farm acreage allotment, the amount of rice from any previous crop stored to postpone or avoid payment of the penalty shall be reduced by an amount which, together with the actual production of the then current crop will equal the normal pro- duction of the farm acreage allotment: Provided,That the reduction under this paragraph shall not exceed the amount by which the normal production of the farm acreage allotment less any reduction made 1061 Computation of excess. Ante, p. 1060. Liability. Lien. Storage. Regulations. Payment of penalty by producer. Reduction in amount previously stored. Reduction limi- tation.