e-CFR Navigation Aids


Simple Search

Advanced Search

 — Boolean

 — Proximity


Search History

Search Tips


Latest Updates

User Info


Agency List

Incorporation By Reference

eCFR logo

Related Resources

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations

We invite you to try out our new beta eCFR site at https://ecfr.federalregister.gov. We have made big changes to make the eCFR easier to use. Be sure to leave feedback using the Feedback button on the bottom right of each page!

e-CFR data is current as of February 25, 2021

Title 7Subtitle BChapter XXIXPart 2900 → §2900.3

Title 7: Agriculture

§2900.3   Essential agricultural uses.

For purposes of Section 401(c) of the NGPA the following classes or portions of classes are certified as essential agricultural uses in order to meet the requirements of full food and fiber production:

Essential Agricultural Uses

Industry SIC No. and Industry Description

Food and Natural Fiber Production

01   Agricultural Production—Crops

02   Agricultural Production—Livestock Excluding 0272—Horses and Other Equines, and Nonfood Portions of 0279—Animal Specialties, Not Elsewhere Classified.

0723   Crop Preparation Services for Market, Except Cotton Ginning (see fiber processing).

4971   Irrigation Systems.

Fertilizer and Agricultural Chemicals

(Process and Feedstock Use Only)

1474   Potash, Soda, and Borate Materials.

1475   Phosphate Rock.

1477   Sulfur.

2819   Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, n.e.c. (Agricultural related only).

2865   Cyclic Crudes and Cyclic Intermediates, Dyes and Organic Pigments (Agricutural related only).

2869   Industrial Organic Chemicals, n.e.c. (Agricutural related only).

287   Agricultural Chemicals.

2899   Chemicals and Chemical Preparations, n.e.c. (Salt—Feed grade only).

3274   Lime (Agricultural lime only).

Food and Natural Fiber Processing-Food

20   Food and Kindred Products Except 2047   Dog, Cat and Other Pet Food, and 2048   Prepared Feeds and Feed Ingredients for Animals and Fowls, Not Elsewhere Classified.

2869   Industrial Organic Chemicals (Monosodium Glutamate, Food-grade Citric Acid and Food-grade Enzymes only).

2899   Chemicals and Chemical Preparations, n.e.c. (Salt for food use only).

Animal Feeds, and Food

(Process and Feedstock Use Only)

2047   Dog, Cat and Other Pet Food.

2048   Prepared Feeds and Feed Ingredients for Animals and Fowls, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Natural Fiber

0724   Cotton Ginning.

2141   Tobacco Stemming and Redrying.

2299   Textile Goods, n.e.c. (wool tops, combing and converting).

3111   Leather Tanning and Finishing.

Food Quality Maintenance—Food Packaging

2641   Paper Coating and Glazing (food related only).

2643   Bags, Except Textile (food related only).

2645   Die Cut Paper and Paperboard (food related only).

2646   Pressed and Molded Pulp Goods (food related only).

2649   Converted Paper Products (food related only).

2651   Folding Paperboard Boxes (food related only).

2653   Corrugated and Solid Fiber Boxes (food related only).

2654   Sanitary Food Containers.

2655   Fiber Cans, Tubes, Drums, and Similar Products (food related only).

3079   Miscellaneous Plastic Products (food related only).

3221   Glass Containers (food related only).

3411   Metal Cans (food related only).

3412   Metal Shipping Barrels, Drums, Kegs, and Pails (food related only).

3466   Metal Crowns and Closures (Food Related Only).

3497   Metal Foil and Leaf (food related only).

Petroleum wax, synthetic petroleum wax and polyethylene wax (food grade only) as food containers.

Marketing and Distribution

4221   Farm Product Warehousing and Storage.

4222   Refrigerated Warehousing.

514   Groceries and Related Products.

5153   Farm Product Raw Materials—Grain.

54   Food Stores.

Energy Production

(1) Agricultural production on set-aside acreage or acreage diverted from the production of a commodity (as provided under the Agricultural Act of 1949) to be devoted to the production of any commodity for conversion into alcohol or hydrocarbons for use as motor fuel or other fuels;

(2) Sugar refining for production of alcohol; and

(3) Distillation of fuel-grade alcohol from food grains and other biomass by facilities in existence on June 30, 1980 which do not have the installed capability to burn coal lawfully, for a period ending June 29, 1985.

(Pub. L. 95-621, Nov. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 3350; 15 U.S.C. 3301 et seq.)

[44 FR 28786, May 17, 1979, as amended at 45 FR 5298, Jan. 23, 1980; 45 FR 45887, 45888, July 8, 1980; 45 FR 50550, July 30, 1980; 47 FR 25320, June 11, 1982; 48 FR 43670, Sept. 26, 1983; 49 FR 37733, Sept. 26, 1984]

Need assistance?