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AGRICULTURE

ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSUMER
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PROTECTION APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1972

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE—ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSUMER

PROTECTION APPROPRIATIONS

JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi, Chairman
WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

MARK ANDREWS, North Dakota
W. R. HULL, JR., Missouri

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois
GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois

WILLIAM J. SCHERLE, Iowa
FRANK E, EVANS, Colorado

WILLIAM G. BOLING and CHARLES W. SNODGRASS, Staff A88istants

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service
Commodity Exchange Authority
Consumer and Marketing Service
Farmers Home Administration
Packers and Stockyards Administration
Soil Conservation Service

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WASHINGTON : 1971

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

GEORGE H. MAHON, Texas, Chairman JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi

FRANK T. BOW, Ohio GEORGE W. ANDREWS, Alabama

CHARLES R. JONAS, North Carolina JOHN J. ROONEY, New York

ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan ROBERT L. F. SIKES, Florida

JOHN J. RHODES, Arizona OTTO E. PASSMAN, Louisiana

WILLIAM E. MINSHALL, Ohio JOE L. EVINS, Tennessee

ROBERT H. MICHEL, Illinois EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky

GLENN R. DAVIS, Wisconsin DANIEL J. FLOOD, Pennsylvania

HOWARD W. ROBISON, New York TOM STEED, Oklahoma

GARNER E. SHRIVER, Kansas GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois

JOSEPH M. MCDADE, Pennsylvania JOHN M. SLACK, West Virginia

MARK ANDREWS, North Dakota JOHN J. FLYNT, JR., Georgia

LOUIS C. WYMAN, New Hampshire NEAL SMITH, Iowa

BURT L. TALCOTT, California ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut

CHARLOTTE T. REID, Illinois JULIA BUTLER HANSEN, Washington DONALD W. RIEGLE, JR., Michigan JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York

WENDELL WYATT, Oregon JOHN J. MCFALL, California

JACK EDWARDS, Alabama W. R. HULL, JR., Missouri

DEL CLAWSON, California EDWARD J. PATTEN, New Jersey

WILLIAM J. SCHERLE, Iowa CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland

ROBERT C. MCEWEN, New York
SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois

JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana
BOB CASEY, Texas
DAVID PRYOR, Arkansas
FRANK E. EVANS, Colorado
DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
WILLIAM D. HATHAWAY, Maine
NICK GALIFIANAKIS, North Carolina
LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana
K. GUNN MCKAY, Utah

PAUL M. WILSON, Clerk and Staf Director

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AGRICULTURE-ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSUMER PROTECTION APPROPRIATIONS FOR 1972

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1971.

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FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION

WITNESSES

THOMAS K. COWDEN, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE JAMES V. SMITH, ADMINISTRATOR, FARMERS HOME ADMINIS

TRATION JOSEPH HASPRAY, DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, FARMERS HOME

ADMINISTRATION JOSEPH R. HANSON, ASSISTANT DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR, COMMU

NITY PROGRAMS, FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION DARREL A. DUNN, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR, FARMER PRO

GRAMS, FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION JAMES F. NEVILLE, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR, RURAL HOUSING,

FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION S. B. BRANGER, ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR, MANAGEMENT,

FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION DANIEL E. PORTWOOD, DIRECTOR, BUDGET DIVISION, FARMERS

HOME ADMINISTRATION LaBRUCE W. KING, DIRECTOR, FARMERS HOME DIVISION, OFFICE

OF GENERAL COUNSEL CHARLES L. GRANT, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF

AGRICULTURE

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Total number of permanent positions..
Full-time equivalent of other positions.
Average number of all employees.
Average GS grade.
Average GS salary-

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10 633

7.4 $9, 747

10 585

7.4 $9, 843

10 585

7.4 $9, 935

ALLOTMENT TO THE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL

Total number of permanent positions.
Average number of all employees.
Average GS grade.
Average GS salary-

9.9
$13,995

9.9 $14, 148

9.7 $14,010

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Mr. WHITTEN. The committee will be in order.
We have with us today the Farmers Home Administration.

May I say that this committee welcomes back our former colleague, the Honorable Jim Smith, who has done a fine job of handling this agency:

I think I would like to say for the record that I have been on this subcommittee for quite a long time, and I have seen a lot to worry about in your agency's programs. I have lived through the days when this committee helped change the policies of the then Farm Security Administration, which was trying to break up big plantations. I have been through the years when your predecessors said you could hire one person to help you on your farm but not two. If you hired two, they fore

This committee is also proud of its role in broadening your authority. We are proud of the fact that we changed the old Housing Act, which had a section for farm housing. For years that section was not implemented, while other housing was pushed and promoted. This committee changed the words “farm housing” to “rural housing," which was the beginning of this great rural home improvement which has done so

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