Editorial Notes
References in Text

This Act, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 110–246, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1651, known as the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables.

Codification

Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246.

Section was not enacted as part of title I of Pub. L. 110–246 which in part comprises this chapter.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Pub. L. 110–246, § 4, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, provided that:

“(a)
In General.—
The Act entitled ‘An Act to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes’ (H.R. 2419 of the 110th Congress) [Pub. L. 110–234, see Tables for classification], and the amendments made by that Act, are repealed, effective on the date of enactment of that Act [May 22, 2008].
“(b)
Effective Date.—
Except as otherwise provided in this Act [Pub. L. 110–246, see Tables for classification], this Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the earlier of—
“(1)
the date of enactment of this Act [June 18, 2008]; or
“(2)
the date of the enactment of the Act entitled ‘An Act to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes’ (H.R. 2419 of the 110th Congress) [May 22, 2008].”

Short Title

Pub. L. 110–234, § 1(a), May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 923, and Pub. L. 110–246, §§ 1(a), 4(a), June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1651, 1664, provided that: “This Act [see Tables for classification] may be cited as the ‘Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008’.”

[Pub. L. 110–234 and Pub. L. 110–246 enacted identical provisions. Pub. L. 110–234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub. L. 110–246, set out as a note above.]

1-Year Extension of Agricultural Programs

Pub. L. 112–240, title VII, § 701, Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2362, provided that:

“(a)
Extension.—
Except as otherwise provided in this section and amendments made by this section and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the authorities provided by each provision of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–246; 122 Stat. 1651) [see Tables for classification] and each amendment made by that Act (and for mandatory programs at such funding levels), as in effect on September 30, 2012, shall continue, and the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the authorities, until the later of—
“(1)
September 30, 2013; or
“(2)
the date specified in the provision of that Act or amendment made by that Act.
“(b)
Commodity Programs.—
“(1)
In general.—
The terms and conditions applicable to a covered commodity or loan commodity (as those terms are defined in section 1001 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8702)) or to peanuts, sugarcane, or sugar beets for the 2012 crop year pursuant to title I of that Act (7 U.S.C. 8702 et seq.) and each amendment made by that title [see Tables for classification] shall be applicable to the 2013 crop year for that covered commodity, loan commodity, peanuts, sugarcane, or sugar beets.
“(2)
Milk.—
“(A)
In general.—
Notwithstanding subsection (a), the Secretary of Agriculture shall carry out the dairy product price support program under [former] section 1501 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 ([former] 7 U.S.C. 8771) through December 31, 2013.
“(B)
Milk income loss contract program.—
“(3)

Applicability of Explanatory Statement in House Report 110–627 to Pub. L. 110–246

Pub. L. 110–246, § 3, June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, provided that: “The Joint Explanatory Statement submitted by the Committee of Conference for the conference report to accompany H.R. 2419 of the 110th Congress (House Report 110–627) shall be deemed to be part of the legislative history of this Act [Pub. L. 110–246, see Tables for classification] and shall have the same effect with respect to the implementation of this Act as it would have had with respect to the implementation of H.R. 2419 [enacted as Pub. L. 110–234].”