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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas, Chairman MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

CHARLES R. JONAS, North Carolina GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Mlinois JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

SILVIO 0. CONTE, Massachusetts EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts ODIN LANGEN, Minnesota WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

BEN REIFEL, South Dakota DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin TOM STEED, Oklahoma

HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York GEORGE P. SHIPLEY, Illinois

GARNER E. SHRIVER, Kansas JOHN M. SLACK, West Virginia

JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

MARK ANDREWS, North Dakota NEAL SMITH, Iowa

LOUIS C. WYMAN, New Hampshire ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut

BURT L. TALCOTT, California JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington CHARLOTTE T. REID, Nlinois JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

DONALD W. RIEGLE, JR., Michigan JOHN J. MCFALL, California

WENDELL WYATT, Oregon W. R. HULL, JR., Missouri

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama
JEFFERY COHELAN, California

DEL CLAWSON, California
EDWARD J. PATTEN, New Jersey
CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland
JOHN 0. MARSH, JR., Virginia
SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
BOB CASEY, Texas
DAVID PRYOR, Arkansas
FRANK E. EVANS, Colorado
DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS

FOR FISCAL YEAR 1971

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1970.

STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE

WITNESSES

DON PAARLBERG, DIRECTOR, AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
HARRY C. TRELOGAN, ADMINISTRATOR, STATISTICAL REPORTING

SERVICE
GLENN D. SIMPSON, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR AND CHAIRMAN OF

CROP REPORTING BOARD, STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE JACK L. ASCHWEGE, ASSISTANT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR, STATIS

TICAL REPORTING SERVICE JOHN W. KIRKBRIDE, DIRECTOR, SURVEY AND DATA DIVISION,

STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE EARL E. HOUSEMAN, DIRECTOR, STANDARDS AND RESEARCH DIVI

SION, STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE RAYMOND LONG, DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON DATA PROCESSING

CENTER, STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE WILLIAM E. KIBLER, CHIEF, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BRANCH, STANDARDS AND RESEARCH DIVISION, STATISTICAL

REPORTING SERVICE RICHARD E. BALLARD, CHIEF, DIVISION OF BUDGET AND FINANCE,

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT SERVICES FRANCIS A. KUTISH, ACTING ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR,

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS JEROME A. MILES, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, DEPARTMENT

OF AGRICULTURE

(1)

Mr. WHITTEN. We turn now to the Statistical Reporting Service, and note an appropriation for 1970 of $16,527,800 and a budget request for fiscal year 1971 of $17,749,800 for an increase of $1,222,000. We would like to insert pages 26 to 40 of the justification material, volume 2, in the record at this point.

(The pages follow:)

STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE

Purpose Statement

The Statistical Reporting Service was established by Secretary's Memorandum No.
1446, Supplement 1, of April 3, 1961 under Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953 ind
other authorities. The Service was created to give coordinated leadership to the
statistical reporting research and service programs of the Department. It provides
a channel for the orderly flow of statistical intelligence about the agricultural
economy of this country. The primary responsibilities of this Service tre the
nationwide crop and livestock estimates, coordination and improvement of the Departo
ment's statistical program requirements, and special surveys of market potentials
for agricultural products. Service programs are organized in the following major
areas:

1. Crop_ind livestock estimates. This includes estimates of production,

supply, price, and other aspects of the agricultural economy; conduct of
enumerative and objective measurement surveys; preparation and issuance
of the official National and State estimates and reports of the Department
relating to acreages, types and production of farm crops, number of live-
stock on farms, livestock products, stocks of agricultural commodities,
value and utilization of furm products, prices received and paid by
farmers, and other subjects as required.

2.

Ştatistical research and service. This includes review, clearance, coor-
dinition, and improvement of statistics in the Department; research on and
development of improved statistical techniques used in gathering and evalue
ating statistical data, data processing activities, with related systems
analysis and research, programming and processing of data; research on
consumers' preferences on foods, fibers, and their by-products and consumers
evaluation of costs and other factors when buying these products.

3. Research under Sections 104 (6) 1 and (b) 3 of P.L. 480. Services are per

formed in connection with the execution and development of studies con-
ducted overseas with foreign currencies by research institutions in foreign
countries. Professional personnel in the Statistical Reporting Service
review these projects for technical adequacy prior to the contract execution
phase. Thereafter, they periodically appraise progress and methods used in
carrying out the work, and review the resulting final reports. The Special
Foreign Currency Programs of the Agricultural Research Service and the
Foreign Agricultural Service sections of these explanatory notes contain
discussions of 104(b)1 and (b)3 activities.

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4.

Work Performed for Others. Services are performed for other Federal,
State, and private agencies, un à reimbursable or advance payment basis.
These services consist primarily of conducting surveys and pericrire
related statistical data collection activities. They also include partice
ipation in the Agency for International Development foreign visitor train-
ing program.

The Statistical Reporting Service maintains a central office in Washington,
D. C., but a large part of the crop and livestock estimates program is
carried out through 44 State offices.

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