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BEEF RESEARCH AND CONSUMER

INFORMATION ACT

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

AND GENERAL LEGISLATION

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON
AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 772
A BILL TO ENABLE CATTLE PRODUCERS TO ESTABLISH,
FINANCE, AND CARRY OUT A COORDINATED PROGRAM OF
RESEARCH, PRODUCER AND CONSUMER EDUCATION, AND
PROMOTION TO IMPROVE, MAINTAIN, AND DEVELOP MARKETS

FOR CATTLE, BEEF, AND BEEF PRODUCTS

APRIL 14, 1975

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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia, Chairman JAMES 0. EASTLAND, Mississippi

ROBERT DOLE, Kansas GEORGE MCGOVERN, South Dakota

MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota
JAMES B. ALLEN, Alabama

CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska
HUBERT H. HUMPHREY, Minnesota HENRY BELLMON, Oklahoma
WALTER D. HUDDLESTON, Kentucky JESSE HELMS, North Carolina
DICK CLARK, Iowa
RICHARD B. STONE, Florida
PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont

MICHAEL R. MCLEOD, General Counsel and Staf Director

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND GENERAL LEGISLATION

JAMES B. ALLEN, Alabama, Chairman JAMES O. EASTLAND, Mississippi

ROBERT DOLE, Kansas DICK CLARK, Iowa

MILTON R. YOUNG, North Dakota GEORGE MCGOVERN, South Dakota HENRY BELLMON, Oklahoma PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont

Ex Officio Member HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia

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CONTENTS

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Statement of -
Amstein, William G., member, Beef Development Taskforce, Clifton,

Kans.
Barron, O. J., Jr., chairman, Beef Development Taskforce, Spur, Tex.
Blum, John C., Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing

Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Church, Hon. Frank, a U.S. Senator from the State of Idaho...
Copeland, John A., president, Swift Fresh Meats Co., Chicago, Ill.
Cunningham, T. A., president, Independent Cattlemen's Association

of Texas, Goliad, Tex..
Dole, Hon. Robert, a U.S. Senator from the State of Kansas.
Doup, George, president, Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., Columbus, Ind.,

and member, American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Di-

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Duxbury, Robert, secretary, South Dakota Department of Agricul-

ture, Pierre, s. Dak...

Finney, Wray, first vice president, American National Cattlemen's

Association, Fort Cobb, Okla.--

Foreman, Ms. Carol Tucker, executive director, Consumer Federation

of America.
Hansen, Hon, Clifford P., a U.S. Senator from the State of Wyoming-

Harriss, Earl, Harriss Feed Yard, Brawley, Calif., and chairman,

National Live Stock & Meat Board..

Hruska, Hon. Roman L., a U.S. Senator from the State Nebraska..

Huston, John L., vice president, beef program, National Livestock

and Beef Board, Chicago, Ill..

Jones, B. H. (Bill), executive vice president, National Livestock

Feeders Association, Omaha, Nebr.-

Knochenmus, Henry, president, South Dakota Farm Bureau Fed-

eration, Húron, s. Dak.

Lake , Glenn, president, National Milk Producers Federation, North

Branch, Mich..

Leahy, Hon. Patrick J., a U.S. Senator from the State of Vermont..

Mayer, Arnold, legislative representative, Amalgamated Meat

Cutters and Butcher Workman of North America (AFL-CIO)--.

McCulloh, Jack, executive secretary, South Dakota Stockgrowers

Association, Rapid City, S. Dak.

McGee, Hon. Galé, a U.Š. Senator from the State of Wyoming--

McGovern, Hon. George, a U.S. Senator from the State of South

Dakota..

National Independent Meat Packers Association.

Packwood, Hon. Bob, a U.S. Senator from the State of Oregon.

Pryor, Nelson A., executive director, Center for Federal Policy

Review.

Radcliffe, Ben H., president, South Dakota Farmers Union, Huron,

S. Dak..

Rooney, Paul, member, Beef Development Taskforce, Sioux Falls,

S. Dak.

Samuel, R. E., Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association,

Madisonville, Tex.-

Sanders, C. T. “Tad”, general manager, Competitive Livestock

Marketing Association, Kansas City, Mo-

Shubow, Ms. Midge, information director, Consumer Federation of

America..

Strathearn, George W., manager, California Beef Council, Burlingame,

Calif..

Tower, Hon. John, a U.S. Senator from the State of Texas.

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