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SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE-Continued

WATER CONSERVATION AND UTILIZATION PROJECTS General and special funds-Continued

Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars) RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT—Continued

1963 1964

estimate estimate install planned works of improvement as specified and approved in work plans.

Program by activities:

Development of land for irrrigation (costs—
Object Classification (in thousands of dollars)

obligations) (object class 11-permanent
positions)

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Financing: estimate estimate Unobligated balance brought forward (-)--- - 129 -127 -125 Unobligated balance carried forward..

127 125 125 SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE

New obligational authority... 11 Personnel compensation: Permanent positions.-

554 Positions other than permanent.

42 Other personnel compensation.

42 The Service has been developing irrigation farming units

for sale on the Eden Valley project in Wyoming where the Total personnel compensation..

605 Bureau of Reclamation has constructed the water storage 12 Personnel benefits....

50 21 Travel and transportation of persons.

facility and the principal canals. Land development for

35 22 Transportation of things.--..

irrigation has been completed in accordance with the 23 Rent, communications, and utilities.

10 project plan prepared cooperatively with the Bureau of 24 Printing and reproduction..

5 Reclamation. The farms developed in the project have 25 Other services.

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been sold with exception of four. One of these is being Services of other agencies. 26 Supplies and materials.

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operated by the State of Wyoming as a demonstration 31 Equipment..

105 farm under a memorandum of agreement. The sale of 41 Grants, subsidies, and contributions.

1,750 the other three tracts of land has been deferred because of

irrigation water shortage. The Eden Valley Project Total, Soil Conservation Service....

2,610

Office has been closed. A soil conservation district has ALLOTMENT ACCOUNTS

been organized and staffed to furnish technical assistance 11 Personnel compensation:

in soil and water conservation to the project settlers. Permanent positions..---

272 Sufficient funds are available from prior-year appropriaOther personnel compensation..

2 tions to provide a reserve in case of need to protect the

investment of the Government in the unsold tracts until Total personnel compensation..

274 12 Personnel benefits...

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they are disposed of and no new appropriations will be 21 Travel and transportation of persons.

56 required. 23 Rent, communications, and utilities.

2 24 Printing and reproduction....

2 25 Other services.

4 ALLOTMENTS AND ALLOCATIONS RECEIVED FROM OTHER ACCOUNTS Services of other agencies.

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Note.- Obligations incurred under allocations and allotments from other ac26 Supplies and materials..

3 counts are included in-Funds appropriated to the President: "Agency for Inter31 Equipment..

1 national Development," and "Public works acceleration." 33 Investments and loans.

3,300

Intragovernmental funds: Total, allotment accounts.

3,665

ADVANCES AND REIMBURSEMENTS Total obligations...

6,275

Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars)

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ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE

1 Includes capital outlay as follows: 1962, $72 thousand; 1963, $30 thousand; 1964, $30 thousand.

: Selected resources as of June 30 are as follows: General and special funds:

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1961 ments 1962 1963 1964 SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Unpaid undelivered orders...-

479 - 173 390 390 390 Advances..

7 For necessary expenses of the Economic Research Service in conducting economic research and service relating to agricultural pro

Total selected resources.

486 -173 394 394 394 duetion, marketing, and distribution, as authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627), and other laws, Agricultural economics research in the Department is including economics of marketing; analyses relating to farm prices, administered by the Economic Research Service. The reincome and population, and demand for farm products, use of sults of the research program are relied upon by (a) proresources in agriculture, adjustments, costs and returns in farming, and farm finance; and for analyses of supply and demand for farm

ducers, dealers, importers and exporters as aids in planning products in foreign countries and their effect on prospects for United

the most profitable adjustments in their operations, (b) States exports, progress in economic development and its relation to Government agencies in formulating and administering sales of farm products, assembly and analysis of agricultural trade agricultural programs, and (c) Congress in considering statistics and analysis of international financial and monetary pro agricultural legislation. grams and policies as they affect the competitive position of United States farm products; ($9,500,000] $10,301,000: Provided, That

1. Farm economics.-Research is conducted to measure, not less than $350,000 of the funds contained in this appropriation appraise, and analyze on a continuing basis, economic shall be available to continue to gather statistics and conduct a changes that occur in farming and in the use of rural respecial study on the price spread between the farmer and consumer: sources and to indicate needed adjustments. Provided further, That not to exceed $75,000 of the appropriation shall be available for employment pursuant to the second sentence

Research on the economics of farm production includes of section 706(a) of the Organic Act of 1944 (5 U.S.C. 574), as the economics of organization and management of farms; amended by section 15 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (5 U.S.C. 55a): adjustments in production to prospective demands, and Provided further, That not less than $145,000 of the funds contained in this appropriation shall be available for analysis of statistics and

changing technologies; appraisals of costs and returns on related facts on foreign production and full and complete information

farms representative of important types, sizes, and locaon methods used by other countries to move farm commodities tions, and the appraisal of costs of producing important in world trade on a competitive basis. (5 U.S.C. 511-512; 7 U.S.C. commodities; development of measures of farm output and 411, 1761-1768; 76 Stat. 605-632; Department of Agriculture and productivity; problems of farm size and capital requireRelated Agencies Appropriation Act, 1963.)

ments; financing of farm enterprises, taxation, insurance Note.--Excludes $329 thousand for activities transferred in the estimates to

and land values; and appraisal of alternative agricultural "Salaries and expenses,

Farmer Cooperative Service. The amounts obligated in 1962 and 1963 are shown in the schedule as comparative transfers.

production policies and programs.

1,55

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1963 estimate

1964 estimate

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ECONOMIC RESEARCH SERVICE-Continued

Personnel Summary
General and special funds-Continued
SALARIES AND EXPENSES-Continued

Total number of permanent positions.

1,315 1,201 1,260 Resource development economics is concerned with the Full-time equivalent of other positions.

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49 management of the Nation's land and water resources Average number of all employees.

898 968 1,004 and particularly the changing rural economy and institutional Number of employees at end of year.

1,015 1,043 1,111 structure. It includes economic development; improve- Average Gs salary

8.2 8.3 8.4

$7,169 ment of income opportunities in depressed areas; rural Average salary of ungraded positions.

$7,638 $7,703

$5,671 $6,102 $6, 102 renewal; analysis of river basin and watershed programs, land tenure, and resource organization and policy.

The increase requested for 1964 would permit intensified analysis of the requirements and potentials for land and ALLOCATIONS AND ALLOTMENTS RECEIVED FROM OTHER ACCOUNTS water use on both a regional and national basis.

Note.-Obligations incurred under allocations and allotments from other accounts 2. Marketing economics.--This activity covers economic aspects of marketing farm products, including the nature

Funds Appropriated to the President, Agency for International Development.

Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service: of farmers' bargaining power; potentials for new products "Flood Prevention."

"Watershed Protection." and new uses; market structure, costs and margins; the economic effects of school lunch, special milk, food stamp, and direct food distribution programs.

Intragovernmental funds: 3. Domestic and foreign economic analysis.-Domestic economic analysis is concerned with identifying, measur

ADVANCES AND REIMBURSEMENTS ing, and analyzing: (1) the factors affecting demand,

Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars) supply, and price of agricultural commodities; (2) relationships between the agricultural sector and the national

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actual estimate estimate economy; (3) farm income and the income of the farm population; (4) demand and consumption of farm prod, Program by activities: ucts; (5) long-term projections of economic growth and

Economic research: farm products demand; (6) farm population, manpower Area Redevelopment Act (Commerce): and levels of living; and (7) historical developments in the Operations...

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Technical assistance. policies, programs, and organization of the Department.

9 Watershed protection.

45 128 131 Foreign economic analysis includes trade studies and

Other economic research

700 803 828 the investigation of supply-demand relations. The trade and market studies focus on the problems of developing Total program costs, funded-obligaforeign markets and the effect of these developments on

tions..

795 982 1,025 agricultural production. Research is carried on in more Financing: than 100 countries, focusing on the forces affecting supply, Advances and reimbursements from other demand, and trade in farm products, and their impact on accounts..

795 982 1,025 U.S. agricultural exports. The 1964 increase proposed would permit strengthening

Object Classification (in thousands of dollars)
of domestic commodity outlook and situation reports and
related analyses of alternative farm program proposals;
expansion of analysis of world trade in farm products; and

11 Personnel compensation:
Permanent positions..

417 535 567 appraisal of impacts of multi-national and commodity Positions other than permanent.

113
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109 arrangements on U.S. agricultural exports.

Other personnel compensation.

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530

Total personnel compensation
Object Classification in thousands of dollars)

639 682 12 Personnel benefits.--

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51 21 Travel and transportation of persons.

70 115

115
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23 Rent, communications, and utilities.

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10
actual estimate estimate
24 Printing and reproduction..

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2 25 Other services...

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12 11 Personnel compensation:

Services of other agencies.

68 153 150 Permanent positions. 6,372 7,280 7,978 26 Supplies and materials.

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3 Positions other than permanent. 137 231 282 31 Equipment.---

4 Other personnel compensation

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Total obligations

982 1,025 Total personnel compensation

6,548 7,537 8,350 12 Personnel benefits...

487
570

626 21 Travel and transportation of persons.

433 322
359

Personnel Summary 22 Transportation of things..

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10 23 Rent, communications, and utilities.

113 107 124

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181 24 Printing and reproduction..

170

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44 Total number of permanent positions.

44 25 Other services 718 449 366 Full-time equivalent of other positions.

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26 Services of other agencies.

320
243 245 Average number of all employees..

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89 26 Supplies and materials.

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65 Number of employees at end of year.

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77 31 Equipment.. 173 49 45 Average GS grade.

8.2 8.3

8.4 Average GS salary.

$7,169 $7,638 $7,703 Total obligations. 9,061 9,523 10,351 Average salary of ungraded positions.

$5,671 $6,102 $6,102

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STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE

year. The activity is conducted through 43 State offices

serving 50 States, most of which are operated as joint State General and special funds:

and Federal services. Cooperative arrangements with SALARIES AND EXPENSES

State agencies provide a considerable volume of additional

data which would not be collected or made available from For necessary expenses of the Statistical Reporting Service in Federal funds. During 1962 cooperating States expended conducting statistical reporting and service work, including crop

an estimated $1.6 million of their own funds on these and livestock estimates, statistical coordination and improvements, and marketing surveys, as authorized by the Agricultural

Marketing associated State programs. A comparison of activity data Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) and other laws, [$9,693,000 for 1961 and 1962, including work performed under co$11,552,000: Provided, That no part of the funds herein appropri- operative arrangements, is as follows: ated shall be available for any expense incident to publishing esti

1961 actual 1962 actual mates of apple production for other than the commercial crop. Separate mailings of inquiry forms, average per field (5 U.S.C. 511-512, 5566; 7 U.S.C. 411, 411a, 4116, 471, 475, 501, office...

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388 951-957; Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies Appropria Total questionnaires handled: tion Act, 1963.)

Number distributed..

9,320,000 9,650,000 Number of returns tabulated..

3,000,000 3,100,000 Program and Financing (in thousands of dollars)

Number of objective survey contacts (measurements
and interviews)

90,300 103,000 Number of official reports issued, all offices.

9,300 9,600 Copies of reports distributed..

13,400,000 13,700,000 estimate Publications distributed.

3,570,000 3,520,000

Special requests for information answered by field Program by activities:

offices

64,400 65,300 1. Crop and livestock estimates..

8,187 9,423 10,860 2. Statistical research and service.

538 577 692 The increase for 1964 would be used to place the long

range program to improve the crop and livestock estimatTotal program costs, funded 1

8,725 9,999 11,552 Change in selected resources

ing service on a full operating basis in 11 Western States -3

and on a pilot basis in 13 States and for reimbursement to Total obligations....

8,722 9,999 11,552

the Post Office Department for certain mail surveys previ

ously handled on a nonreimbursable basis. Financing: Unobligated balance lapsing

2. Statistical research and service. This work includes 39

review of all statistical forms, survey plans, and reporting New obligational authority

8,761 9,999 11,552 and recordkeeping requirements originating in the De

partment and requiring Bureau of the Budget approval;

liaison for coordination of statistics within the DepartNew obligational authority:

ment and with other statistical agencies; development of Appropriation

8,768 9,693 11,552 Transferred to (-)

new and improved methods and techniques, and provid"Operating expenses, Public Buildings

ing technical consulting services to other agencies of the Service,” General Services Administra

Department; research on and development of sampling, tion (75 Stat. 353 and 76 Stat. 728).

–7 -3 **Salaries and expenses, general adminis

forecasting, and other basic statistical techniques and tration" (76 Stat. 1212).

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methods to improve the crop and livestock estimates of

the Department; use of and consultation on automatic Appropriation (adjusted)

8,761
9,684

11,552 data processing to develop and adopt this medium for Proposed transfer from "Reimbursement to Commodity Credit Corpora

improving the accuracy and timeliness of crop and livetion for special milk program" due

stock estimates; and conduct of special surveys relating to pay increases

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to the marketing of agricultural products. A comparison

of activity data for 1961 and 1962 is as follows: 1 Includes capital outlay as follows: 1962, $149 thousand; 1963, $145 thousand; 1964, $178 thousand.

1961 actual 1962 actual : Selected resources as of June 30 are as follows: Unpaid undelivered orders,

Statistical forms-reports (Federal Reports Act): Depart1961. $312 thousand: (1962 adjustments, $8 thousand); 1962, $317 thousand; 1963, mental clearance and review for submission to Bureau of $317 thousand; 1964, $317 thousand.

the Budget..

558 593

Improvement of crop and livestock estimating methods: The Service administers programs relating to crop and Number of research projects...

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12 livestock estimates and statistical research and service. Special surveys: Number of research projects.

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15 The statistical and economic data developed on food and agriculture are essential to farmers, processors, and han

The increase for 1964 would be used for the developdlers in making production and marketing decisions, and

ment and adoption of modern automatic data processing to legislators, administrators and others concerned with

methods related to basic data currently and previously developing and administering agricultural programs. The

collected.

Object Classification (in thousands of dollars) basic facts provided by this service are also essential to economic analyses and other agricultural research pro

1962 grams.

estimate estimate 1. Crop and livestock estimates.-This service provides the official estimates on this Nation's agriculture, includ

11 Personnel compensation:
Permanent positions

5,467 6,484 7,043 ing acreage, yield, and production of crops, stocks, and

Positions other than permanent.

533 672 971 value of farm commodities, numbers and inventory value Other personnel compensation.

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81 of livestock items, and prices paid and received by farmers. These data also are basic to computation of

Total personnel compensation

6,025 7,180 8,095 12 Personnel benefits...

460 516 584 parity prices. Data on approximately 150 crop and live

21 Travel and transportation of persons.

583
668

900 stock products are covered in some 700 reports issued each 22 Transportation of things..

70 70 76

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MARKETING RESEARCH AND SERVIC For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necess research and service to improve and develop mark bution relating to agriculture as authorized by Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) and ot ing the administration of marketing regulatory therewith; research and development, including efficiency evaluations, and services relating to agricu and distribution, for carrying out regulatory acts with, and for administration and coordination States; and not to exceed $25,000 for employment exceed $50 per diem, except for employment in rat exceed $100 per diem, pursuant to section 706(a) Act of 1944 (5 U.S.C. 574), as amended by section August 2, 1946 (5 U.S.C. 55a), in carrying out so 201(d), inclusive, of title II of the Agricultural Ad 1938 (7 U.S.C. 1291) and section 203(j) of the Agri ing Act of 1946, [$39,794,500] $42,905,000: Provi priations hereunder shall be available pursuant to for the construction, alteration, and repair of buildir ments, but unless otherwise provided, the cost of e building shall not exceed ($15,000] $25,000, except to be constructed or improved at a cost not to e. $50,000 each, and the cost of altering any one bui fiscal year shall not exceed [$5,000] $10,000 or [5 of the cost of the building, whichever is greater. (5 5410, 5565, 563-564, 575; 7 U.S.C. 51-65, 71-87, 241-273, 4140, 4156, 4150, 423, 440, 471-476, 501 516, 581-589, 591-599, 1551-1610; 15 U.S.C. 251– 94a, 451–469; 26 U.S.C. 4851–4854, 4861-4865, 4 6804, 7233, 7263, 7492-7493, 7701; 31 U.S.C. 125 Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies Ap 1963.)

Note.—Excludes $123 thousand for activities transferred "Salaries and expenses," Farmer Cooperative Service. The a 1962 and 1963 are shown in the schedule as comparative transfe

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