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SA 3546. Mr. ROBERTS (for himself and Mr. BROWNBACK) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 3500 proposed by Mr. HARKIN (for himself, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. BAUCUS, and Mr. GRASSLEY) to the bill H.R. 2419, to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

Strike section 10101 (relating to definitions) and insert the following:
Section 3 of the Agricultural Fair Practices Act of 1967 (7 U.S.C. 2302) is amended--
(1) by striking ``When used in this Act--'' and inserting ``In this Act:'';
(2) in subsection (a)--
(A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (4) as clauses (i) through (iv), respectively; and
(B) in clause (iv) (as so redesignated), by striking ``clause (1), (2), or (3) of this paragraph'' and inserting ``clause (i), (ii), or (iii)'';
(3) by striking subsection (d);
(4) by redesignating subsections (a), (b), (c), and (e) as paragraphs (3), (4), (2), (1), respectively, indenting appropriately, and moving those paragraphs so as to appear in numerical order;
(5) in each paragraph (as so redesignated) that does not have a heading, by inserting a heading, in the same style as the heading in the amendment made by paragraph (6), the text of which is comprised of the term defined in the paragraph;
(6) in paragraph (2) (as so redesignated)--
(A) by striking ``The term `association of producers' means'' and inserting the following:
``(A) IN GENERAL.--The term `association of producers' means''; and
(B) by adding at the end the following:
``(B) INCLUSION.--The term `association of producers' includes an organization of agricultural producers dedicated to promoting the common interest and general welfare of producers of agricultural products.'';
(7) in paragraph (3) (as so redesignated)--
(A) by striking ``The term'' and inserting the following:
``(3) HANDLER.--
``(A) IN GENERAL.--The term''; and
(B) by inserting after clause (iv) of subparagraph (A) (as redesignated by subparagraph (A) and paragraph (2)) the following:
``(B) EXCLUSION.--The term `handler' does not include--
``(i) a producer; or
``(ii) a person, other than a packer (as defined in section 201 of the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921 (7 U.S.C. 191)), that provides custom feeding services for a producer.''; and
(8) by adding at the end the following:
``(5) SECRETARY.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary of Agriculture.''.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Nov 7, 2007.)