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U.S. House of Representatibes

Coinnittee on agriculture
Washington, D.C. 20315

MINUTES

Date Thursday, April 26, 1979
(Sub) Committee on Family Farms, Rural Development, and

Special Studies
Meeting: Public Hearing.

Subject: President's rural development policy and Rural

Development Policy Act
Bill Nos. H.R. 3580

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Witnesses:

1. Honorable Wes Watkins, Member of Congress from Oklahoma and Chairman, Congressional

Rural Caucus
Accompanied by: Mr. Frank Tsutras, Executive Director, Congressional Rural Caucis

2. Mr. William F. Murray, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Washington, DC

3. Mr. George Rucker, Rural America, Inc., Washington, D.C.

4. Mr. Shelby Southard, Director of Public Affairs, cooperative league of the U.S.,

Washington, D.C.

5.

Mr. Harold o. Wilson, Executive Director, Housing Assistance Council, Washington, D.C.

6.

Mr. David Lambert, Director, Regulatory Affairs, The National Grange, Washington, D.C.

7.

Mr. James Allen, Director of Advocacy, National Association of Farmworker
Organizations, Washington, D.C.
Accompanyed by: Ms. Sue Hockstetter, Rural Development Advocate

Ms. Catherine Dennis, Rural Development Advocate

8.

Mr. Arthur Lewis, President, American Bus Association, Washington, D.C.

9.

Mr. John Barnett, Northern Cheyenne Research Project, Lame Deer, Montana

10.

Mr. J. B. McCrummen, Olympia Hunger Action Center, Olympia, Washington
Mr. Otis Chapman, farmer, Scott, Arkansas

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12. Mr. Jarlath Hamrock, New York State Agricultural Society, Willet, New York
13. Professor Booker T. Whatley, Small Farms Program, Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala.
14.

Mr. Jack Corman, President, National Rural Center, Washington, D.C.
Acompanied by: Ms. Alice Hersh, Director, Health Program

Ms. Gail Parks, Director, Education Program
Mr. Larry Newlin, Director, Rural Transportation and Canmunity

Facilities Program
Statements Filed:

Mr. Shelby Southard, Cooperative League of the U.S. Washington, D.C.

Ms. Sue Hockstetter, Rural Development Advocate, policy paper on distribution of WIC funds

to migrant farmworkers

Mr. Jarlath Hamrock, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Practices committee

print Priorities in Agricultural Research of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Thursday, April 26, 1979
Subcommittee on Family Farms, Rural

Development, and Special Studies
Public Hearing
H.R. 3580

Chairman Nolan called the meeting order and the witnesses listed on page 2 were recognized to present their prepared testimony and answer questions fran Members of the Suboanmittee as appearing in the record.

During the meeting, Mr. Richmond chaired from 2:30 to 3:00; Mr. Akaka chaired from 3:00 to 3:40 and from 4:55 until the meeting was adjourned.

Acting Chairman Akaka adjourned the meeting at 5:07 p.m. to reconvene subject to the call of the chair.

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U.S. House of Representatives

Committee on agriculture
Washington, D.C. 20515

MINUTES

Date April 27, 1979

(Sub) Committee on Department Investigations, Oversight, &

Research
Meeting: Public Field Hearing.
Subject: Oversight Hearing on Federal Grain Inspection

Service

Bill Nos.

The Department Investigations, Oversight, & Research

(Sub) Committee

met in open

Session at 9:00 a.m o'clock, in Room 7006

Federal Building The following Members were present:

Houston, Texas

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Witnesses:

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James A. McCarthy, Farmer, Rio Hondo, Texas
Randolph P. Moore, Vice President & General Manager, Valley

Grain & Elevator Co., Harlingen, Texas
Lloyd N. Klaevemann, Vice President, Port Terminal Operations,

Producers Grain Corp., Corpus Christi, Texas
Ronald J. Christopher, Assistant Vice President, West Gulf Maritime

Assn., Houston, Texas
Charles W. Wofford, Cotton & Grain Producers of the Lower Rio Grande

Valley, Raymondville, Texas
George I. Nicol, Manager, Port Brownsville Public Elevator,

Brownsville, Texas
Tom M. Boyd, Jr., President, Boyd-Campbell Co., Inc., Corpus Christi,

8. 9.

Texas (representing Corpus Christi Employers of West Gulf

Maritime Assn. and testifying on behalf of West Gulf Maritime Assn.)
Roger Sanderfer, Manager, Port Elevator, Corpus Christi, Texas
Charles W. Browning, General Manager, Lyford Gin & Grain Assn.,

Lyford, Texas
Jimmie Carter, Maintenance Superintendent, Farmers Export Co.,

Galveston, Texas
Robert L. Jones, Plant Manager, Farmers Export Co., Galveston, Texas
Larry R. Bickman, Farmer, Odem, Texas
Harold E. Reese, Manager, Bunge Corporation, Galveston, Texas
Woodrow W. Hart, Executive Director, South Texas Cotton & Grain,

Victoria, Texas
C. Wayne Slovacek, Vice President, Houston Operation, Union Equity

Cooperative Exchange, Deer Park, Texas
Glen R. Naylor, Past President, South Texas Country Elevators

Assn., Refugio, Texas
William Cotter, Regional Director for Federal Grain Inspection

Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dallas, Texas
Frank Hammond, Past President, Texas Grain & Feed Assn., Fort Worth,

Texas

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Statements Filed :

Senator Lloyd Bentsen

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