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SOIL CONSERVATION AND DOMESTIC ALLOTMENT

ACT, AMENDMENT

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1955

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,

Washington, D.O. The committee met at 10 a. m. in room 1310, House Office Building, Hon. Harold D. Cooley (chairman of the committee) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The next bill for consideration is S. 1167. (The bill referred to follows:)

[S. 1167, 84th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To amend the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (e) of section 8 of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended (16 U S. C. 590h (e)), is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "Persons who carry out conservation practices on federally owned noncropland which directly conserve or benefit nearby or adjoining privately owned lands of such persons and who maintain and use such Federal land under agreement with the Federal agency having jurisdiction thereof and who comply with the terms and conditions of the agricultural conservation program formulated pursuant to sections 7 to 17 of this Act, as amended, shall be entitled to apply for and receive payments under such program to the same extent as other producers.”

STATEMENT OF ROLAND CRUMPLER, CONSERVATION PROGRAM

DIVISION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Mr. CRUMPLER. This bill, Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, proposes to extend the authority for the agricultural conservation program payments to federally owned noncropland. At the moment farmers or private farmers adjacent to federally owned noncropland where the best location for a conservation facility is adjacent to federally owned cropland are prohibited from installing that practice.

This proposal would extend the program-
The CHAIRMAN. You are talking about S. 1167, are you not?
Mr. CRUMPLER. Yes.

For some time we have been able to extend A. C. P. help to private farmers who wish to install conservation practices on federally owned cropland. That change was made in contemplation of the many farmland sites which were taken over by defense plants facilities.

At that time the authority was not extended to federally owned noncropland.

SOIL CONSERVATION AND DOMESTIC ALLOTMENT ACT

AMENDMENT

SOIL CONSERVATION AND DOMESTIC ALLOTMENT

ACT, AMENDMENT

TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1955

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,

Washington, D.C. The committee met at 10 a. m. in room 1310, House Office Building, Hon. Harold D. Cooley (chairman of the committee) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The next bill for consideration is S. 1167. (The bill referred to follows:)

[S. 1167, 84th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To amend the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (e) of section 8 of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, as amended (16 U S. C. 590h (e)), is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "Persons who carry out conservation practices on federally owned noncropland which directly conserve or benefit nearby or adjoining privately owned lands of such persons and who maintain and use such Federal land under agreement with the Federal agency having jurisdiction thereof and who comply with the terms and conditions of the agricultural conservation program formulated pursuant to sections 7 to 17 of this Act, as amended, shall be entitled to apply for and receive payments under such program to the same extent as other producers.”

STATEMENT OF ROLAND CRUMPLER, CONSERVATION PROGRAM

DIVISION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Mr. CRUMPLER. This bill, Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, proposes to extend the authority for the agricultural conservation program payments to federally owned noncropland. At the moment farmers or private farmers adjacent to federally owned noncropland where the best location for a conservation facility is adjacent to federally owned cropland are prohibited from installing that practice.

This proposal would extend the program-
The CHAIRMAN. You are talking about S. 1167, are you not?
Mr. CRUMPLER. Yes.

For some time we have been able to extend A. C. P. help to private farmers who wish to install conservation practices on federally owned cropland. That change was made in contemplation of the many farmland sites which were taken over by defense plants facilities.

At that time the authority was not extended to federally owned noncropland.

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