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PERMANENT FARM LABOR PROGRAM

HEARINGS

BEFORE

THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTIETH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H. R. 3367

A BILL TO ENABLE THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE,
THROUGH THE FEDERAL EXTENSION SERVICE, TO COOPER-
ATE WITH THE LAND-GRANT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
IN CARRYING OUT A PROGRAM FOR THE COLLECTION AND
DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO THE
SUPPLY OF, THE NEED FOR, AND THE EFFECTIVE USE

AGRICULTURAL WORKERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

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CLIFFORD R. HOPE, Kansas, Chairman AUGUST H. ANDRESEN, Minnesota

JOHN W. FLANNAGAN, JR., Virginia ANTON J. JOHNSON, Illinois

HAROLD D. COOLEY, North Carolina REID F. MURRAY, Wisconsin

ORVILLE ZIMMERMAN, Missouri CLIFF CLEVENGER; Ohio

STEPHEN PACE, Georgia GEORGE W. GILLIE, Indiana

W. R. POAGE, Texas EDWIN A. HALL, New York

GEORGE M. GRANT, Alabama WILLIAM S. HILL, Colorado

WALTER K. GRANGER, Utah CHARLES B. HOEVEN, Iowa

E. C. GATHINGS, Arkansas SID SIMPSON, Illinois

JOHN L. MCMILLAN, South Carolina CHEFTER H. GROSS, Pennsylvania

EUGENE WORLEY, Texas
HAR EN C. FULLER, New York

THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi
ERNEST K. BRAMBLETT, California
PAUL B. DAGUE, Pennsylvania

E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska
ABE MCGREGOR GOFF, Idaho

A. FERNÓS-ISERN, Puerto Rico MORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire

JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hạwaii

GEORGE L. REID, Jr., Clerk
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CONTENTS

Statement of-

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Anderson, F. A., director, Agricultural Extension Service, State of

Colorado.

69

Anderson, Hon. Jack Z., United States Representative in Congress
from the State of California...

147
Bailey, Fred, representing the National Grange, Washington, D. C.- 172
Bunje, Ralph, manager Agricultural Labor Bureau, San Joaquin
Valley, Calif.

118

Dawson, Howard A., director of rural service, National Education

Association..

63

Foreman, Clark, president, Southern Conference on Human Welfare- 182

Gardner, Maurice B., representing the National Farm Labor Con-

ference..

33

Gibbons, Rev. William J., S. J. board of directors, National Catholic

Rural Life Conference

93

Goodwin, Robert C., director, United States Employment Service -- 139, 150

Hake, W. O., commissioner, Department of Employment Security,

Tennessee

103

Hepburn, Mrs. Sarah K., representing Michigan Migrant Committee

and others..

50

Hewitt, Elmer J., vice president, Meat Cannery and Farm Workers
Union, Bridgeton, N. J.

101

Holmes, Hon. Hal, United States Representative in Congress from the

State of Washington

23

Ivey, Louis J., farmer, El Paso, Tex..

202

Mason, Walter J., national legislative representative of the American

Federation of Labor.

189

Mitchell, H. L., president, National Farm Labor Union, American

Federation of Labor.--

81

Overby, Edward J., Assistant to the Secretary, Department of Agri-

culture..

213

Pearce, Dixon, director Florida Vegetable Committee-

29

Phillips, Hon. John, Representative in Congress from the State of

California.

208

Report of Federal Security Agency

213

Rogers, Hon. Dwight L., United States Representative in Congress
from the State of Florida.

44

Seabrook, Charles F., president, Seabrook Farms Co., Bridgeton, N.J. 26

Tobler, H. Willis, representing the American Farm Bureau Federation. 158

Tolbert, William H., The National Farm Labor Conference.-

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Various statements submitted..

216

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PERMANENT FARM LABOR PROGRAM

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1947

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,

Washington, D.C. The committee met at 10 a. m., Hon. Clifford R. Hope (chairman) presiding

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.
The matter under consideration today is the bill H. R. 3367.
(The bill referred to is as follows:)

[H. R. 3367, 80th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To enable the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Federal Extension Service, to

cooperate with the land-grant colleges and universities in carrying out a program for the collection and dissemination of information with respect to the supply of, the need for, and the effective use of agricultural workers, and for other purposes

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of Agriculture (hereinafter called the “Secretary”) is authorized and directed, through the Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (hereinafter called the "Federal Extension Service”), to enter into agreements with the land-grant colleges and universities in the several States for effectuating the purposes of this Act in their respective States. However, if the land-grant college or university in any State does not enter into any such agreement with the Secretary, then he shall enter into such agreement with such State agency as may have been created or designated for such purpose by the State legislature (hereinafter called "other designated State agency”), or, in the event the State legislature has not taken such action, then the Secretary shall enter into an agreement with such other State agency, public or private, in such State as he determines is competent to carry out the purposes of this Act therein (hereinafter also referred to as "other designated State agency”).

SEC. 2. The purposes of the Act to be effectuated in any State by the agency designated therein shall include (a) collecting, publishing, and disseminating information with respect to the supply and demand for agricultural workers in the State, and other related information ; (b) assisting, by appropriate studies, demonstration, or other educational methods, farmers and agricultural workers in the adoption of improved practices and facilities for performing farm-labor operations; (c) facilitating the orderly intrastate and interstate movement of agricultural workers (1) by making available information with respect to the supply and demand for agricultural workers and (2) by cooperating with farmers and associations of farmers in the recruitment and placement of agricultural workers; (d) cooperating with farmers and migratory agricultural workers in making arrangements for health, medical, and burial services to such agricultural workers and their families through prepayment plans or other voluntary arrangements where it is determined that such services are not otherwise available or adequate and, in cases of emergency, furnishing by loan or otherwise such services to such agricultural workers and their families; (e) cooperating with State public employment agencies in the keeping of such records and information as may be necessary for the proper and efficient administration of the State unemployment compensation laws and of title V of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, as amended (58 Stat. 295); and (f) cooperating with designated agencies in other States and with the Secretary in carrying out the activities authorized under this Act.

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