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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RELATED
AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi, Chairman

FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota

WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

ALFRED E. SANTANGELO, New York

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota
WALT HORAN, Washington
CHARLES W. VURSELL, Illinois

Ross P. POPE, Staff Assistant to the Subcommittee

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COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri, Chairman

GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas
HARRY R. SHEPPARD, California
ALBERT THOMAS, Texas
MICHAEL J. KIRWAN, Ohio
W. F. NORRELL, Arkansas
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi
GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama
JOHN J. ROONEY, New York
J. VAUGHAN GARY, Virginia
JOHN E. FOGARTY, Rhode Island
ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida
PRINCE H. PRESTON, Georgia
OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana
LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
FRED MARSHALL, Minnesota
JOHN J. RILEY, South Carolina

ALFRED D. SIEMINSKI, New Jersey
JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee
JOHN F. SHELLEY, California

EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts
DON MAGNUSON, Washington
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania
WINFIELD K. DENTON, Indiana

TOM STEED, Oklahoma

HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, North Carolina CHARLES A. BOYLE, Illinois

ALFRED E. SANTANGELO, New York

JOHN TABER, New York

RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachuset
BEN F. JENSEN, Iowa

H. CARL ANDERSEN, Minnesota
WALT HORAN, Washington
GORDON CANFIELD, New Jersey
IVOR D. FENTON, Pennsylvania
ERRETT P. SCRIVNER, Kansas

FREDERIC R. COUDERT, JR., New York
CLIFF CLEVENGER, Ohio

EARL WILSON, Indiana

BENJAMIN F. JAMES, Pennsylvania

GERALD R. FORD, JR., Michigan

EDWARD T. MILLER, Maryland

CHARLES W. VURSELL, Illinois

HAROLD C. OSTERTAG, New York

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio

HAMER H. BUDGE, Idaho

CHARLES RAPER JONAS, North Carolina
MELVIN R. LAIRD, Wisconsin

II

KENNETH SPRANKLE, Clerk and Staff Director

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE APPROPRIATIONS

FOR 1959

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1958.

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

WITNESSES

DON PAARLBERG, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
0. V. WELLS, ADMINISTRATOR, AGRICULTURAL MARKETING
SERVICE

`OMER W. HERRMANN, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, MARKETING

RESEARCH AND STATISTICS

ROY W. LENNARTSON, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, MARKETING
SERVICE

HENRY G. HERRELL, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR FOR MANAGE-
MENT

ARTHUR J. HOLMAAS, DIRECTOR, BUDGET AND FINANCE DIVISION
HARRY C. TRELOGAN, DIRECTOR, MARKETING RESEARCH DIVISION
S. R. NEWELL, DIRECTOR, AGRICULTURAL ESTIMATES DIVISION
FRANK E. BLOOD, ASSISTANT TO DEPUTY

MARKETING SERVICES

ADMINISTRATOR,

MARTIN D. GARBER, DIRECTOR, FOOD DISTRIBUTION DIVISION
HERMON I. MILLER, DIRECTOR, POULTRY DIVISION

WILLIAM C. CROW, LIAISON OFFICER, COMMISSIONERS OF AGRI-
CULTURE

JOHN J. KAMINSKI, CHIEF, BUDGET BRANCH, AGRICULTURAL
MARKETING SERVICE

D. B. DELOACH, CHIEF, MARKET ORGANIZATION AND COST BRANCH,
MARKETING RESEARCH DIVISION

H. L. FOREST, DIRECTOR, DAIRY DIVISION

DAVID M. PETTUS, DIRECTOR, LIVESTOCK DIVISION

CHARLES L. GRANT, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER,
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Mr. WHITTEN. The committee will come to order.

We are glad to have with us Dr. Paarlberg, Assistant Secretary of Agriculture to present the Agricultural Marketing Service's estimates.

JUSTIFICATION OF THE ESTIMATE

In that connection, I would like to insert pages 1 to 3 of the justification in the record at this point. (The material referred to is as follows:)

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The Agricultural Marketing Service was established by the Secretary of Agriculture on November 2, 1953, under the authority of section 161, Revised Statutes (5 U. S. C. 22), Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953, and other authorities. The Service aids in advancing the orderly and efficient marketing and the effective distribution of products from the Nation's farms. The domestic marketing and distribution functions of the Department are centered in this Service. The

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