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SUBCOMMITTEE ON FERTILIZER AND FARM MACHINERY

THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi, Chairman W. R. POAGE, Texas

CHARLES B. HOEVEN, Iowa PAT SUTTON, Tennessee

NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire MRS. MABEL C. DOWNEY, Clerk

CONTENTS

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Statement of

Arden, Frederic, Office of Domestic Commerce, Department of
Commerce

61,71 Albrecht, William A., chairman, department of soils, University of Missousi, Columbia, Mo.

11 Brown, J. P., counsel for Office of Domestic Commerce

65 Bunting, G. W., manager, Central Farmers' Fertilizer Co., Chicago. 23 Burnside, Hon. M. G., Member of Congress from West Virginia

217 Calvin, Frank N., manager, fertilizer department, Farmers Union Central Exchange, St. Paul, Minn.--.

29 Coleman, Russell, president, National Fertilizer Association, 616 Investment Building, Washington.

170 Cowden, Howard A., president, Consumers Cooperative Association, Kansas City, Mo.

30 Culpepper, Joe E., assistant general sales manager, Spencer Chemical Co., Kansas City, Mo.--

107 Curll, Daniel B., Jr., manager, agricultural division, Commercial

Soivents Corp., 17 East Forty-second Street, New York City--- 182
Doetsch, J. F., president, Chilean Nitrate Sales Corp., 120 Broadway,
New York,

180 Haag, Herman A., director of research and manager of plant foods division, Missouri Farmers Association

5 Halvorson, Lloyd C., economist, the National Grange-

49 Hart, William T., Office of Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce

61,71 Harger, Fred J., manager, production and manufacturing, Farm Bureau Services, Inc., Lansing, Mich.

14 Harper, Horace J., professor of soils, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Stillwater, Okla

32 Jarvis, R. H.

218 Jopling, R. C., vice president, Phillips Chemical Co., Washington,

126 Additional statements.

131, 164, 219 Lanter, Joseph J., director of procurement, Illinois Farm Supply Co., 608 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Ill

26 Lockwood, Maurice H., vice president, International Minerals & Chemical Corp., Chicago..

128 Loomis, John P., Food Administrator for Occupied Areas, Department of the Army

191 Marshall, Charles, president, Nebraska Non-Stock Cooperative Association

29 Myers, H. E., head of department of agronomy, Kansas State College of Agriculture, Manhattan, Kans--

30 Neidig, Ray E., manager of fertilizer sales, Balfour, Guthrie & Co., Ltd., San Francisco

179 Nevins, S., Mathieson Chemical Corp--

122 Nichols, Thomas S., president, Mathieson Chemical Corp---

121 Norvell, Lt. Col. Frank C., Office of Food Administrator for Occupied Areas, Department of the Army

183 Parker, Frank W., Assistant Chief, Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, Beltsville, Md...

35 Pavlak, Ray L., general manager, Wisconsin Cooperative Farm Plant Foods, 18 South Thornton Avenue, Madison, Wis.

27 Porter, Lewis G., Department of Agriculture

42 Read, B. K., sales manager, western division, Shell Chemical Division, Shell Union Oil Corp

123

Statement of-Continued

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Reed, A. F., director and vice president, Lion Oil Co., El Dorado, Ark. 115

Reynolds, Henry D., Office of Chief of Ordnance, Department of the

Army

184

Scarseth, Dr. George D., director, American Farm Research Asso-

ciation.

2

Schumacher, E. F., director of sales of Ammonia department, E. I.
du Pont de Nemours & Co.--

129
Sorensen, Ray E., manager, Iowa Plant Food Co., Tenth and Grand
Avenues, Des Moines, Iowa.

28
Stong, Benton J., National Farmers Union.

51
Techter, F. T., vice president, Allied Chemical & Dye Corp---

103
Tegtmeyer, M., executive vice president and secretary, Synthetic

Nitrogen Products Corp., 285 Madison Avenue, New York City --- 181
Waite, R. A., fertilizer service, Eastern States Farmers' Exchange,
Springfield, Mass..

183
Washburn, F. s., director, agricultural chemicals division, American
Cyanamid Co.--

111
Weldon, M. D., extension agronomist, University of Nebraska,
Lincoln-

183
Williams, D. A., general manager, Minnesota Farm Bureau Service
Co., 101 East Fairfield Avenue, St. Paul, Minn.--

28
Woodrum, Clifton A., president, American Plant Food Council, Inc.,
Barr Building, Washington, D. C.---

173

Charts and tables:

Pounds of fertilizer used, 1946–47, per available crop-acre, by States.

25

Principal nitrogen fertilizer materials consumed as such, by States,

during year ended June 30, 1947...

26

Regional consumption of fertilizer nitrogen in United States, years

ended June 30, 1939, 1937, and 1948, and estimated annual need.-- 40

Consumption of fertilizer nitrogen by kind of material, United States

and Territories, calendar years 1939, 1942, 1945, and 1948.

40

Acre yields of important United States crops by 10-year periods,
1867-1946.

41

United States consumption of plant foods.

47

Supply and distribution of nitrogen fertilizer, years ending June 30,

1948, 1949, and 1950-

77

Supply (production and imports) of nitrogen by areas, fertilizer years

ending June 30, 1948, 1949, and 1950-

83

Distribution of Army ammonia and nitrogenous fertilizer materials,

fertilizer year ending June 30, 1949.

84

Percentage of total United States nitrogen shipments by American

Cyanamid Co. to individual States in the fertilizer years 1944-45

under WPB, and in 1947–48 and July 1, 1948, to March 9, 1949-- 114

Projected nitrogen production and distribution, Lion Oil Co., El Dorado,

Ark.--

118

Fertilizer consumption in United States and superphosphate produc-

tion, 1947-48.

174

Potash deliveries, agricultural and chemical, North America -

175
Comparison of prices paid by farmers for production and maintenance
from 1935–39 to 1948.

176
Plant food values, prewar and today-

177
Allocation order N-1, Department of Commerce, use and effect of
certified export orders for nitrogenous fertilizer' materials.--

73

Allocation order D-1, Department of Commerce, distribution of

Army anhydrous ammonia -

160

Public Law 606, Eightieth Congress, and Public Law 793, Eightieth

Congress-

163

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