16 USC 590j - Definitions

In this chapter:
(1) Agricultural commodity 
The term agricultural commodity means
(A) an agricultural commodity; and
(B) any regional or market classification, type, or grade of an agricultural commodity.
(2) Technical assistance 

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(A) In general 
The term technical assistance means technical expertise, information, and tools necessary for the conservation of natural resources on land active in agricultural, forestry, or related uses.
(B) Inclusions 
The term technical assistance includes
(i) technical services provided directly to farmers, ranchers, and other eligible entities, such as conservation planning, technical consultation, and assistance with design and implementation of conservation practices; and
(ii) technical infrastructure, including activities, processes, tools, and agency functions needed to support delivery of technical services, such as technical standards, resource inventories, training, data, technology, monitoring, and effects analyses.