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FARMWORKERS IN RURAL AMERICA, 1971-1972
(The Role of Land-Grant Colleges)
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1972
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to recess, at 9:30 a.m., in room 1202, New Senate Office Building, Senator Adlai E. Stevenson III, chairman of the subcommittee, presiding.
Present: Senator Stevenson. Committee staff present: Boren Cherkov, counsel; Basil Condos, professional staff member; and Eugene Mittelman, minority counsel.
Senator STEVENSON. The meeting of the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor will come to order.
This morning we continue our hearings on the role of land-grant colleges in rural America.
The subcommittee invited the presidents of three major farm organizations to present statements at our hearings—the National Farmers Union, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and the National Farmers Organization.
Unfortunately, because of schedule conflicts, they could not attend. They have submitted statements that I will enter in the record.
Copies of these statements are available to the press and others that may be interested. (The prepared statements referred to follow :)
National Farmers Union
presented by Weldon v. Barton
Replacement of the Independent Farmer by Corporate and conglomerate Farms, Displacement
of Farm Workers by New Technology, and other Topics Considered by the Report of the Task Force on the Land Grant
Subcommittee on Migratory Labor Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee Senator Adlai Stevenson, Jr., Chairman
June 20, 1972
Mr. Chairman, Members of the Committee:
I am weldon Barton, Assistant Director of Legislative Services, National Farmers Union.
I appreciate the opportunity to testify today on the land grant college system as it relates to replacement of the independent farmer by corporate and comglomerate farms, displacement of tarm workers by new technology, and other problems covered by the report, Hard Tomatoes, Hard Times.
Farmers Union comes to this hearing today as a long-time supporter of agricultural research and extension. Each year, we go before the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and support funding requests for the land grant institutions. We do this because we recognize the vast potential for good that adheres in a research undertaking of almost $750,000,000 a year.
At the same time, we have been convinced for some time, as the Task Force on the Land Grant College Complex points out, that there is room for substantial improvement in making tax dollars invested in the land grant system serve the needs of rural people and congunities.
Tony T. Dechant, President of National Farmers Union, pointed to the unfortunate misdirection of much of agricultural research in a November, 1969, speech to the Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges:
"Agricultural research is systematically irrelevant. It
Much of the research output of the land grant colleges is of limited relevance because it is directed to production efficiency, narrowly defined. I have heard voices raised from the land grant college community that, not only is agricultural research losing appropriations relative to non-agricultural research, but also field research in the experiment stations is not holding its own in budgetary allocations relative to "in house" U.S.D.A. research.