TITLE I--AGRICULTURAL PROGRAMS Provides appropriations for the following agricultural programs and services: TITLE II--CONSERVATION PROGRAMS Provides appropriations for the Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment.Provides appropriations to the Natural Resources Conservation Service for Conservation Operations and the Watershed Rehabilitation Program.The bill includes authorizing provisions that: The bill exempts specified provisions that affect revenues or direct spending from the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (PAYGO), the Senate PAYGO rule, and discretionary spending limits.
The twelve regular appropriations bills included in the divisions of the bill increase discretionary spending above FY2015 levels, which reflects the increased discretionary spending limits included in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
The bill also includes Overseas Contingency Operations and emergency funding which is not subject to discretionary spending limits.
Prohibits USDA from using funds for payments authorized by Section 32 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1935 to increase purchasing power of agricultural producers or for surplus removal or price support activities authorized by the Commodity Credit Corporation Charter Act.
(Section 32 is a program created to assist agricultural producers of non-price-supported commodities and is funded by a permanent appropriation of a portion of the previous year's customs receipts less certain mandatory transfers to child nutrition and other programs.
Provides funds for demonstration projects to develop and test methods of providing food for children in urban and rural areas during the summer months when schools are not in regular session. 742) Rescinds specified unobligated balances previously provided to USDA for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. 743) Sets forth the authorities that apply for USDA to provide loans for housing and buildings on adequate farms. 744) Provides funds to carry out the Rural Energy Savings Program to help rural families and small businesses achieve cost savings by providing loans to consumers to implement energy efficiency measures. 745) Permits specified unobligated balances of appropriations provided for the Emergency Watershed Protection Program to be available until expended for any disaster occurring during FY2016 and FY2017. 746) Prohibits funds provided by this division from being used for regulations to allow or require information intended for a prescribing health care professional, in the case of a drug or biological product, to be distributed electronically until a federal law is enacted to allow or require electronic distribution. 747) Prohibits the FDA from using funds for the rule entitled "Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments" until the later of: (1) December 1, 2016, or (2) one year after HHS publishes specified guidance for nutrition labeling of standard menu items in restaurants and similar retail food establishments. 748) Provides additional funds for Food for Peace Title II Grants for emergency and non-emergency purposes.