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1957
Ser. AA-LL

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

HAROLD D. COOLEY, North Carolina, Chairman W. R. POAGE, Texas

AUGUST H. ANDRESEN, Minnesota GEORGE M. GRANT, Alabama

WILLIAM S. HILL, Colorado E. C. GATHINGS, Arkansas

CHARLES B. HOEVEN, Iowa JOHN L. MCMILLAN, South Carolina

SID SIMPSON, Illinois THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi PAUL B. DAGUE, Pennsylvania CARL ALBERT, Oklahoma

RALPH HARVEY, Indiana WATKINS M. ABBITT, Virginia

PAGE BELCHER, Oklahoma JAMES G. POLK, Ohio

CLIFFORD G. MCINTIRE, Maine CLARK W. THOMPSON, Texas

WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS, New York PAUL C. JONES, Missouri

ROBERT D. HARRISON, Nebraska JOHN C. WATTS, Kentucky

HENRY ALDOUS DIXON, Utah HARLAN HAGEN, California

WINT SMITH, Kansas LESTER R. JOHNSON, Wisconsin

OTTO KRUEGER, North Dakota VICTOR L. ANFUSO, New York

CHARLES M. TEAGUE, California ROSS BASS, Tennessee

DONALD E. TEWES, Wisconsin COYA KNUTSON, Minnesota

DELEGATES
W. PAT JENNINGS, Virginia
D. R. (BILLY) MATTHEWS, Florida

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska
JOHN A. BURNS, Hawaii

RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

A. FERNÓS-ISERN, Puerto Rico

Mrs. MABEL C. DOWNEY, Clerk
JOHN J. HEIMBURGER, Counsel
FRANCIS M. LEMAY, Consultant

SUBCOMMITTEE ON WHEAT

CARL ALBERT, Oklahoma, Chairman PAUL C. JONES, Missouri

WILLIAM S. HILL, Colorado JOHN C. WATTS, Kentucky

PAGE BELCHER, Oklahoma ROSS BASS, Tennessee

WINT SMITH, Kansas W. PAT JENNINGS, Virginia

OTTO KRUEGER, North Dakota

CONTENTS

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H. R. 6784. A bill to amend the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as

amended, to exempt certain wheat producers from liability under the

act where all the wheat crop is fed or used for seed or food on the farm,

and for other purposes.-

Statement of-

Baker, Clare, of Dansville, Mich..

Baker, John A., coordinator of legislative services, National Farmers

Union.

Bentley, Hon. Alvin M., of Michigan.

Berger, Walter C., Administrator, Commodity Stabilization Service;

accompanied by Martin Sorkin, Special Assistant to the Adminis-

trator, Earl Miller, Grain Division, and Howard Rooney, General

Counsel's office, United States Department of Agriculture-

Betts, Hon. Jackson, a Representative in Congress from the Eighth

Congressional District of the State of Ohio...

Chamberlain, Hon. Charles E., a Representative in Congress from the

State of Michigan.

Henderson, Hon. John E., a Representative in Congress from the 15th

Congressional District of the State of Ohio.--

Hoffman, Hon. Clare E., a Representative in Congress from the Fourth

Congressional District of the State of Michigan..

Holmes, Hon. Hal, Fourth District of Washington.--

Keating, Hon. Kenneth B., of New York.

McGregor, Hon. J. Harry, a Representative in Congress from the 17th

Congressional District of the State of Ohio.--

Miller, Hon. A. L., a Representative in Congress from the Fourth

Congressional District of the State of Nebraska -

Mort, Lester, vice president, National Association of Wheat Growers,

Venango, Nebr.; accompanied by George L. Reid, Washington,

D. C..
Mumma, Hon. Walter M., a Representative in Congress from the 16th

Congressional District of the State of Pennsylvania.

Mumma, Miss Elsie, Hummelstown, Pa...

Ostertag, Hon. Harold C., of New York.

Partridge, Roger, of Clio, Mich.--

Poff, Hon. Richard H., of Virginia.

Reed, Dan E., associate legislative counsel, Michigan Farm Bureau.

St. George, Hon. Katherine, a Representative in Congress from the

28th Congressional District of the State of New York..

The National Grange.

Tidswell, Valoris, Associated Farmers, Richland County, North Fair-

field, Ohio...

Wharton, Hon. J. E., of New York.

Williams, Hon. William R., a Representative in Congress from the

34th Congressional District of the State of New York.

Woods, John G., president, National Federation of Independent Farm

Organizations, Mansfield, Ohio..

Woolley, Frank, legislative counsel, American Farm Bureau Federa-

tion.

Additional data submitted to the subcommittee by-

Albert, Hon Carl:

Cooperative extension work in agriculture and home extension,

Howell, Mich., letter of June 18, 1957-

Stauffer, Hon. S. Walter, Washington, D. C., letter of May 7,

1957.

Department of Agriculture:

Report on H. R. 6784.

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WHEAT FED OR USED FOR SEED OR FOOD

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1957

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMODITY SUBCOMMITTEE ON WHEAT OF THE

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,

Washington, D.O. The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a. m., in room 1310, New House Office Building, Hon. Carl Albert (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Representatives Albert, Jones, Watts, Bass, Jennings, Hill, Belcher, and Smith.

Also present: Representatives McIntire and Anfuso; John Heimburger, counsel. Mr. ALBERT. The committee will come to order. The purpose of this hearing is to consider certain bills dealing with the exemption from wheat marketing quota laws of wheat grown and used on the farm for feed, seed, and food.

In previous sessions of Congress-in two previous sessions to my personal knowledge-extensive hearings have been had upon this subject. However, heretofore the committee has been unwilling to report any of the bills that have been before it on this subject.

The committee has received a considerable number of letters from Members of Congress and from citizens expressing an interest in this legislation. We set the hearings up several weeks ago, and on May 22, a press release was issued, indicating that this hearing would start today. The committee has made every possible effort this time to notify not only the authors of bills but all who have expressed an interest in being heard on this matter. We have also notified all organizations, so far as we know, interested in this matter, and through our press release we have given general public notice of our

We have met this morning to consider a number of bills. H. R. 6784, by our colleague from New York, a member of this committee, Mr. Anfuso, who has been interested in this subject for several years, has been worked out by the author and by the committee staff, in an effort to compromise conflicting points of view expressed in times past to the committee.

In addition to this bill, we have a large number of bills introduced by other Members, including a bill introduced by our own colleague, on the committee, the gentleman from New York, Mr. Williams. These bills go further than the Anfuso bill, in that they place no acreage limitations upon the matter of the exemption of wheat for feed from marketing quota laws.

hearings.

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