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LONG RANGE FARM PROGRAM

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27 1953

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

LIB.

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

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

HAROLD D. COOLEY, North Carolina WILLIAM S. HILL, Colorado

W. R. POAGE, Texas CHARLES B. HOEVEN, Iowa

GEORGE M. GRANT, Alabama
SID SIMPSON, Illinois

E. C. GATHINGS, Arkansas
ERNEST K. BRAMBLETT, California JOHN L. MCMILLAN, South Carolina
PAUL B. DAGUE, Pennsylvania

THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi
RALPH HARVEY, Indiana

CARL ALBERT, Oklahoma HAROLD O. LOVRE, South Dakota

WATKINS M. ABBITT, Virginia PAGE BELCHER, Oklahoma

JAMES G. POLK, Ohio CLIFFORD G. MCINTIRE, Maine

PAT SUTTON, Tennessee JAMES S. GOLDEN, Kentucky.

W. M. (DON) WHEELER, Georgia WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS, New York

CLARK W. THOMPSON, Texas KARL C. KING, Pennsylvania

PAUL C. JONES, Missouri ROBERT D. HARRISON, Nebraska

A, S. (SYD) HERLONG, JR., Florida
WILLIAM C. WAMPLER, Virginia

DELEGATES
E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska
JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaij

RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

A. FERNOS-ISERN, Puerto Rico
GEO. L. REID, Jr., Clerk
Mrs. MABEL C. DOWNEY, A88istant Clerk

JOHN J. HEIMBURGER, Counsel
FRANCIS M. LE MAY, Consultant

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CONTENTS

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MORRISVILLE, PA.

Statement of—.

La Tourette, William, manager, Puerto Rican farm labor program..
Tallman, George W., general manager, Pennsylvania Potato Growers,

Inc.

Towson, A. Lee, president, Vegetable Growers Association of America,

Seabrook Farms, Bridgeton, N. J.----

Voorhees, Herbert W., president, New Jersey Farm Bureau Federa-

tion.unt

Yerkes, William, Jr., president, Bucks County unit, Pennsylvania

Farmers Association

Additional information submitted by-

Towson, A. Lee:

Acreage for harvest of truck crops for fresh market and vegetables

for commercial processing, 1943–52 (tabulation)--

Distribution by States of land shifted from production from 1949

to 1950, and made available for pasture, idle land, or increases
in acreages of minor crops for which planted acres were not

available (tabulation)-
Williams, E. O., county agricultural agent, Toledo, Ohio, letter

of July 10, 1953, to William F. Pretzer, Cleveland, Ohio...

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LONG RANGE FARM PROGRAM

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 1953

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,

Morrisville, Pa. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 4:30 p. m., in the Pennsbury Inn, Hon. August H. Andresen presiding.

Mr. ANDRESEN. The committee will come to order. Mr. King. Ladies and gentlemen, we have the meeting all to ourselves intentionally because we did not put out any advance publicity to attract spectators and general listeners. The thing I thought we might accomplish for the good of the Congress as well as for the good of the vegetable industry is just a private discussion here of the problems of the vegetable industry.

I have asked certain persons from the Jersey side of the river, as well as certain ones from the Pennsylvania side to come here and tell these Congressmen how this eastern vegetable industry operates. I know you will find the Congressmen an attentive audience, and in turn they may ask some questions.

I think it well first if we would call the names of the Congressmen-no applause, please—just so that you can identify them. Mr. Marshall, Mr. Williams, Mr. Lovre, Mr. Albert, Mr. Gathings, Mr. Grant, Mr. Poage, Mr. Andresen, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Belcher, Mr. Harrison, and Mr. Bush, representing about as many States.

These Congressmen are, for the most part, familiar with general agriculture in this

country, both by reason of their longtime service on the Agriculture Committee, and because most of them are actual farmers. I think we who are actual farmers would call some of them gentlemen farmers on the side, but nevertheless they are farmers who know how things grow, and in a general way how they are marketed.

We will introduce all of the farm representatives here in the course of this meeting. Certainly, you will have a chance to get acquainted.

In order to save time I think we should proceed rather promptly. Therefore, I would like to turn the meeting over to Mr. August Andresen, of Minnesota, who is a dairyman and certainly a vociferous voice of the dairy industry and, incidentally, the ranking Republican member of the Committee on Agriculture in the group here.

Mr. ANDRESEN. Thank you for your remarks.

I have been a member of the Committee on Agriculture now going on 27 years, and that is a long time. Maybe it is too long, but those of us who are on the Committee on Agriculture in the House of Representatives and also on other committees having charge of agriculture problems, are happy to bring a large segment of our Committee on Agriculture to you today at the invitation of our very good and

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