Land Policy: Report of Committee ... for Consideration by the Chamber's Twenty-third Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 30 to May 2, 1935 ...

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Page 13 - The Bureau of Chemistry and Soils and the Bureau of Agricultural Engineering of the United States Department of Agriculture, and many of the state agricultural experiment stations have been active in erosion-control work for many years.
Page 33 - The Secretary of the Interior shall make provision for the protection, administration, regulation, and improvement of such grazing districts as may be created under the authority of the foregoing section, and he shall make such rules and regulations and establish such service, enter into such cooperative agreements, and do any and all things necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act...
Page 14 - A few years ago there was established in the Bureau of Plant Industry of the United States Department of Agriculture an Office of Farm Management.
Page 13 - Bank appraisers. 2G protection of rich bottom lands from deposition of worthless sand and gravel washed out of the hills, prevention of silting of stream channels and reservoirs, and readjustment of land-use practices. Here is the first attempt in the history of the country to put through large-scale comprehensive erosion and flood control projects, such as will apply to complete watersheds from the very crest of the ridges down across the slopes where floods originate, and on to the mouths of the...
Page 8 - Few expect our population to double in 1950-2000 as it did in 1900-50, though this is no longer inconceivable even if we do not reopen our doors to heavy immigration. But the probable extent of the slowdown in this...
Page 12 - Losses of soil resources due to the removal of plant-supporting elements by cropping have been substantial in some regions, but there are ample supplies of these elements which can be applied to the soil in the form of commercial fertilizers, to compensate for such losses. Losses by erosion, which removes entirely the top-soil, are much more serious.
Page 11 - Federal and state support. (3) The Federal Government and the states, in cooperation with private owners, should develop a program for removing from agricultural use as much as is feasible of the land on which the production of crops is ordinarily unprofitable and for...
Page 38 - Committee recommends that: (1) City •workers should be removed to homes on small acreages only when the workers so removed are assured of opportunities for a cash income from private industry to supplement their relatively small production from the land. (2) Interstate land-selling agencies should be licensed by the Federal Government.
Page 13 - Every practicable method of control is being used, according to the character of the land. Reforestation and reseeding to grass of the steeper slopes, soil-conserving cropping systems, strip and contour farming, terracing and other...
Page 40 - Government to coordinate its land policy activities, and recommends that a permanent land-use planning agency should be established to coordinate the activities of all Federal departments concerned with land use and to cooperate with the states, counties and land owners in the solution o] their land-utilization problems.

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