The Secretary shall ensure that all the geospatial data of the agencies of the Department of Agriculture are portable and standardized.
In this subsection, the term "agricultural operation" includes the production and marketing of agricultural commodities and livestock.
Except as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4), the Secretary, any officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture, or any contractor or cooperator of the Department, shall not disclose-
If the Secretary determines that the information described in paragraph (2) will not be subsequently disclosed except in accordance with paragraph (4), the Secretary may release or disclose the information to a person or Federal, State, local, or tribal agency working in cooperation with the Secretary in any Department program-
Nothing in this subsection affects-
The participation of the agricultural producer or owner of agricultural land in, or receipt of any benefit under, any program administered by the Secretary may not be conditioned on the consent of the agricultural producer or owner of agricultural land under paragraph (4)(C).
The disclosure of information under paragraph (2) shall not constitute a waiver of any applicable privilege or protection under Federal law, including trade secret protection.
7 U.S.C. § 8791
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 L. 110-234 was repealed by section 4(a) of Pub.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.
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATEEnactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110-234 by Pub. L. 110-246 effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110-234 see section 4 of Pub. L. 110-246 set out as a note under sectionof this title.
- The term "State" means-(A) a State;(B) the District of Columbia;(C) the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and(D) any other territory or possession of the United States.