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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1959

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HEARINGS

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BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RELATED

AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi, Chairman
FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky WALT HORAN, Washington
ALFRED E. SANTANGELO, New York CHARLES W. VURSELL, Illinois

Ross P. POPE, Staf Assistant to the Subcommittee

PART 3

AGRICULTURAL CONSERVATION PROGRAM
AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION
COMMODITY STABILIZATION SERVICE
RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION
SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas

JOHN TABER, New York HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts ALBERT THOMAS, Texas

BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas

WALT HORAN, Washington JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama

IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

ERRETT P. SCRIVNER, Kansas J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia

FREDERIC R. COUDERT, JR., New York JOHN E, FOGARTY, Rhode Island

CLIFF CLEVENGER, Ohio ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

EARL WILSON, Indiana PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia

BENJAMIN F. JAMES, Pennsylvania OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan

EDWARD T. MILLER, Maryland SIDNEY R. YATES, Mlinois

CHARLES W. VURBELL, Illinois FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

HAROLD O. OSTERTAG, New York JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio ALFRED D. SIEMINSKI, New Jersey HAMER H. BUDGE, Idaho JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina JOHN F. SHELLEY, California

MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin
EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts
DON MAGNUSON, Washington
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania
WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana
TOM STEED, Oklahoma
HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, North Carolina
CHARLES A. BOYLE, Illinois
ALFRED E. SANTANGELO, New York

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staf Director

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WITNESSES
DON PAARLBERG, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
0. V. WELLS, ADMINISTRATOR, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING

SERVICE
OMER W. HERRMANN, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, MARKETING

RESEARCH AND STATISTICS
ROY W. LENNARTSON, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, MARKETING

SERVICE
HENRY G. HERRELL, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR MANAGE-

MENT
ARTHUR J. HOLMAAS, DIRECTOR, BUDGET AND FINANCE DIVISION
HARRY C. TRELOGAN, DIRECTOR, MARKETING RESEARCH DIVISION
S. R. NEWELL, DIRECTOR, AGRICULTURAL ESTIMATES DIVISION
FRANK E. BLOOD, ASSISTANT TO DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR,

MARKETING SERVICES
MARTIN D. GARBER, DIRECTOR, FOOD DISTRIBUTION DIVISION
HERMON I. MILLER, DIRECTOR, POULTRY DIVISION
WILLIAM C. CROW, LIAISON OFFICER, COMMISSIONERS OF AGRI-

CULTURE
JOHN J. KAMINSKI, CHIEF, BUDGET BRANCH, AGRICULTURAL

MARKETING SERVICE
D. B. DELOACH, CHIEF, MARKET ORGANIZATION AND COST BRANCH,

MARKETING RESEARCH DIVISION
H. L. FOREST, DIRECTOR, DAIRY DIVISION
DAVID M. PETTUS, DIRECTOR, LIVESTOCK DIVISION
CHARLES L. GRANT, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER,

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Mr. WHITTEN. The committee will come to order.

We are glad to have with us Dr. Paarlberg, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture to present the Agricultural Marketing Service's estimates.

JUSTIFICATION OF THE ESTIMATE In that connection, I would like to insert pages 1 to 3 of the justification in the record at this point. (The material referred to is as follows:)

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

PURPOSE STATEMENT The Agricultural Marketing Service was established by the Secretary of Agriculture on November 2, 1953, under the authority of section 161, Revised Statutes (5 U. S. C. 22), Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953, and other authorities. The Service aids in advancing the orderly and efficient marketing and the effective distribution of products from the Nation's farms. The domestic marketing and distribution functions of the Department are centered in this Service. The

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