[USC02] 7 USC 9015: Producer election
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7 USC 9015: Producer election Text contains those laws in effect on September 17, 2019
From Title 7-AGRICULTURECHAPTER 115-AGRICULTURAL COMMODITY POLICY AND PROGRAMSSUBCHAPTER I-COMMODITY POLICY

§9015. Producer election

(a) Election required

For the 2014 through 2018 crop years (except as provided in subsection (g)) and for the 2019 through 2023 crop years (subject to subsection (h)), all of the producers on a farm shall make a 1-time, irrevocable election to obtain-

(1) price loss coverage under section 9016 of this title on a covered commodity-by-covered-commodity basis; or

(2) agriculture risk coverage under section 9017 of this title.

(b) Coverage options

In the election under subsection (a) or (h), as applicable, the producers on a farm that elect to obtain agriculture risk coverage shall unanimously select whether to receive agriculture risk coverage payments based on-

(1) county coverage applicable on a covered commodity-by-covered-commodity basis; or

(2) individual coverage applicable to all of the covered commodities on the farm.

(c) Effect of failure to make unanimous election

If all the producers on a farm fail to make a unanimous election under subsection (a) for the 2014 crop year or the 2019 crop year, as applicable-

(1) the Secretary shall not make any payments with respect to the farm for the 2014 crop year or the 2019 crop year, as applicable, under section 9016 or 9017 of this title; and

(2) subject to subsection (h), the producers on the farm shall be deemed to have elected, as applicable-

(A) price loss coverage for all covered commodities on the farm for the 2015 through 2018 crop years; and

(B) the same coverage for each covered commodity on the farm for the 2020 through 2023 crop years as was applicable for the 2015 through 2018 crop years.

(d) Effect of selection of county coverage

If all the producers on a farm select county coverage for a covered commodity under subsection (b)(1), the Secretary may not make price loss coverage payments under section 9016 of this title to the producers on the farm with respect to that covered commodity.

(e) Effect of selection of individual coverage

If all the producers on a farm select individual coverage under subsection (b)(2), in addition to the selection and election under this section applying to each producer on the farm, the Secretary shall consider, for purposes of making the calculations required by subsections (b)(2) and (c)(3) of section 9017 of this title, the producer's share of all farms in the same State-

(1) in which the producer has an interest; and

(2) for which individual coverage has been selected.

(f) Prohibition on reconstitution

The Secretary shall ensure that producers on a farm do not reconstitute the farm to void or change an election or selection made under this section.

(g) Special election

(1) In general

In the case of acres allocated to seed cotton on a farm, for the 2018 crop year, all of the producers on the farm shall be given the opportunity to make a new 1-time election under subsection (a) to reflect the designation of seed cotton as a covered commodity for that crop year under section 9011(6)(B) of this title.

(2) Effect of failure to make unanimous election

If all the producers on a farm fail to make a unanimous election under paragraph (1), the producers on the farm shall be deemed to have elected price loss coverage under section 9016 of this title for acres allocated on the farm to seed cotton.

(h) Option to change election

(1) In general

For the 2021 crop year and each crop year thereafter, all of the producers on a farm may change the election under subsection (a), subsection (c), or this subsection, as applicable, to price loss coverage or agriculture risk coverage, as applicable.

(2) Applicability

An election change under paragraph (1) shall apply to-

(A) the crop year for which the election change is made; and

(B) each crop year thereafter until another election change is made under that paragraph.

( Pub. L. 113–79, title I, §1115, Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 667 ; Pub. L. 115–123, div. F, §60101(a)(7), Feb. 9, 2018, 132 Stat. 309 ; Pub. L. 115–334, title I, §1105, Dec. 20, 2018, 132 Stat. 4503 .)

Amendments

2018-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–334, §1105(1), substituted "For the 2014 through 2018 crop years (except as provided in subsection (g)) and for the 2019 through 2023 crop years (subject to subsection (h))" for "Except as provided in subsection (g), for the 2014 through 2018 crop years" in introductory provisions.

Pub. L. 115–123, §60101(a)(7)(A), substituted "Except as provided in subsection (g), for" for "For" in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–334, §1105(2), substituted "In the election under subsection (a) or (h), as applicable, the producers on a farm that elect to obtain agriculture risk coverage" for "In the election under subsection (a), the producers on a farm that elect under paragraph (2) of such subsection to obtain agriculture risk coverage under section 9017 of this title" in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 115–334, §1105(3)(A), inserted "or the 2019 crop year, as applicable" after "the 2014 crop year" in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 115–334, §1105(3)(B), inserted "or the 2019 crop year, as applicable," after "the 2014 crop year".

Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 115–334, §1105(3)(C), added par. (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as follows: "the producers on the farm shall be deemed to have elected price loss coverage under section 9016 of this title for all covered commodities on the farm for the 2015 through 2018 crop years."

Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 115–123, §60101(a)(7)(B), added subsec. (g).

Subsec. (g)(1). Pub. L. 115–334, §1105(4), inserted "for the 2018 crop year," after "allocated to seed cotton on a farm,".

Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 115–334, §1105(5), added subsec. (h).

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–123 applicable beginning with the 2018 crop year, see section 60101(a)(13) of Pub. L. 115–123, set out as a note under section 9011 of this title.