Business / Agriculture / Jones Act: The common reference for Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, which requires that all water transportation of goods between U.S. ports be on U.S.- built, owned, crewed, and operated ships. The purpose of the law is to support the U.S. merchant marine industry, but agricultural interests generally oppose it because, they contend, it raises the cost of shipping their goods, making them less competitive with foreign sources.
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Business / Agriculture / Merchant Marine Act Of 1920: P.L. 66-261, also known as the Jones Act, provides for the promotion and maintenance of a U.S. merchant marine. Provisions dealing with cabotage (i.e., coastal shipping) require that all goods transpo MORE
Business / Agriculture / No Net Cost Tobacco Act Of 1982: P.L. 97-218 (July 20, 1982) required that the tobacco price support program operate at no net cost to taxpayers, other than for the administrative expenses common to all price support programs. To sat MORE