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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF WITNESSES

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1972

Butz, Hon. Earl, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agri-

culture
Chiles, Hon. Lawton, a U.S. Senator from the State of Florida--------
Tork, E. T., Dr., vice president for agricultural affairs, University of

Florida, Gainesville, Fla.---
Cornwell, George, Dr., professor of wildlife ecology, University of Florida,

Gainesville, Fla------

The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges

represented by Dr. John T. Caldwell, chancellor of the North Carolina

State University ; Dr. Alvin I. Thomas, president of Prairie View A. & M.

College in Texas; Dr. Orville, Bentley, dean, College of Agriculture,

University of Illinois; and Dr. George McIntyre, assistant dean, College

of Agriculture, and director, extension service, Michigan State Uni-

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American Farm Bureau Federation, presented by Matt Triggs, assistant

legislative director, prepared statement.--
Butz, Hon. Earl, Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agri-
culture

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Chiles, Hon. Lawton, a U.S. Senator from the State of Florida -----

Cornwell, George, Dr., professor of wildlife ecology, University of Florida,

Gainesville, Fla-----

Prepared statement.------

Hadwiger, Donald, Dr., Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa-----

Prepared statement--------

Vational Farmers Organization, prepared statement.----------

National Farmers Union, presented by Weldon V. Barton, prepared state-

ment

Staley, Oren Lee, president, National Farmers Organization, before the

Democratic Platform Committee's Panel of Farming and Rural Life at

Sioux City, Iowa, June 16, 1972, prepared statement.-------- --------

The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges

represented by Dr. John T. Caldwell, chancellor of the North Carolina

State l'niversity ; Dr. Alvin I. Thomas, president of Prairie View A. & M.

College in Texas; Dr. Orville Bentley, dean, College of Agriculture,

Cniversity of Illinois; and Dr. George McIntyre, assistant dean, Col-

lege of Agriculture, and director, extension service, Michigan State

Unirersity ------------

Prepared statement.-

Thomas, Alvin I., president, Prairie View A. & M. College, prepared state-

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Weiner, Jack, Orange County legal services project, December 3, 1971,

prepared statement.----

Tot. E. T., Dr., vice president for agricultural affairs, University of
Florida, Gainesville, Fla.--.
Prepared statement, with enclosures.-----------------------------

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DITIONAL INFORMATION

sets of USDA and Agriculture Experiment

Ant Page
riger, January 1972-----
Bet of the Joint U.S. Department of Agri-
of State Universities and Land-Grant

Cooperative Extension-----
ed." by Dr. H. R. Fortmann, regional co-
tion of State Agricultural Experiment

University -----
72. agricultural experiment stations,
ville, Fla., September 1971---
ornell Farm," by Jim Hightower and

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ADDITIONAL IN
ples, publications, etc.:
Analysis of Research Projects of USDA

Stations," by Don F. Hadwiger, Janna
- A People and a Spirit," a report of the

culture-National Association of State Un Colleges Study Committee on Cooperative Colleges of Agriculture Revisited," by Dr. ordinator, Northeast Association of Stato Stations, Pennsylvania State University Florida MH-1," circular S-212, agricultur University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., Sen

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Keeping Them Down on the Cornell Farm.

Sarel Kandell.-----------------------
Organization of Personnel To Focus on Pro

ment," by R. L. Kohle, Purdue University.
Public Policy Research and the Political Proce
wiger, professor of political science, Political
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, May 1970
cope and National Concerns Underlying the Ine
Rural Development,” by Jerry B. Waters. Co
Priorities in Rural Development, North Cent
Por Rural Development, Illinois Beach State L
May 9, 1972---
some Implications of Industrialization of the Foods
" Gector of the U.S. Economy," by Don Paarlberg, P

+ No. 26, director, J. B. Claar, May 17,
ne Extension Council Report, No. 26, director. J
1972.------

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e Freeman Administration and the Poor," by Don T

hce. Political Science Department, Iowa
rofessor of political science, Political Science De
State University, Ames, Iowa----

opment,” by Lauren Soth, Des Moines
des of National Development,” by Lauren Sotho

2898 Help and How?" New Priorities for Economic Research,

3015 Quentin M. W est-------------------------------

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Focus on Problems of Rural Develop

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Political Process," by Don F. Had-
ance, Political Science Department,
Towa. May 18 (2------------------
derlying the Increased Emphasis on
B. Waters, Conference on Research

at North Central Regional Center
bois Beach State Lodge, Chicago, H.,

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«The Fra

professo

Mization of the Food Sector of the U.S.

Don Paarlberg, Pudue University -

"Tides o

e Poor." by Don F. Hadwiger,

Register
Who Needs Heln

be Us

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by Quenti

nications to :

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Chertkov

Senate Commit

Boren, counsel, Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the
Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, Washington, D.C.,

from:

Ford, Frank, ne

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5.1972, with enclosures------IS De

Stevenson, Hon. Adian with enclosures

chairman, s mittee on La

rank, president, Deaf Smith Organic Farms. Inc., and

head Mills. Inc., of Hereford Tex., June 23, 1971--------
cor. Joseph C., executive director, Migrant Services Foundation,
Inc., Miami, Fla., June 15, 1972, with er
sturt, Daniel W., Director, Rural May

· Rural Manpower Service, U.S. De-
rtment of Labor, Manpower Administration. Washington,
D.C., June 23, 1972, with enclosures

79 with enclosures----------------
con. Hon. Adlai E., III, au... Senator from the State of Illinois,
girman, Subcommittee on Migratory La

gratory Labor of the Senate Com-
no on Labor and Public weirare, Washington, D.C.. from:
Bentley, Orville G., dean, University of Min

I Tlinois College of Agri-
culture, July 24, 1972---
Jadwiger, Don, professor of political scie

olitical science, Political Science
Department, Iowa State University, Ames

ty, Ames, Iowa, July 1972, with enclosures.

le. Jeffrey L., representative, Mid-Hudson Valley Legal Services Project, Middletown, N.Y., June 16. 1972

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FARMWORKERS IN RURAL AMERICA, 1971-1972

(The Role of Land-Grant Colleges)

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1972

U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE ON MIGRATORY LABOR OF THE
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE,

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

Statement of

National Farmers Union

presented by Weldon v. Barton

on

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

College Complex.

before the

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
is fragmented. It evades issues. It is, ultimately, cor-
rupt of purpose. It has too often been research for its
own sake, in which disciplines vie with one another. It
has too often ignored the physical, economic and social
environment that is the substance of competent disciplines.
It has too often failed to serve the public interest, or
has done so only incidentally."

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.

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