Permit Advance Payments to Wheat Producers: Hearing Before the Subommmittee on Livestock and Grains, Ninetieth Congress, First Session ... July 11, 1967

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Page 12 - Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and members of the committee. It is a real pleasure for me to be back with the committee participating in its important work.
Page 18 - The planning that is a part of the programing would be simplified considerably as well. Since these payments are basically made as a reward for compliance in the programs, it does not seem to us to be particularly reasonable to assume that the farmer has not complied at the time he has planted his acreage within this allotment. The change in departmental procedures to permit certification of compliance with only spot checking to determine whether or not the farmers were in compliance indicates that...
Page 1 - That section 328 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following : "Notwithstanding any other provision hereof, the acreage allotment for corn for any calendar year beginning with 1957 shall not be less than fifty-one million acres.
Page 14 - ... California, Greigg, and Mrs. May ; Betty Prexioso, staff ; and Fowler C. West, staff. Mr. PURCELL. The subcommittee will please come to order. The first witness we will have this morning will be Mr. Paul Findley, our colleague, followed by Mr. Harry Graham of the National Grange, and then Mr. George Meeker of the National Association of Wheat Growers. We will be glad to hear from you now. Mr. Findley. STATEMENT OF HON. PAUL FINDLEY, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF ILLINOIS Mr....
Page 17 - There is not a prayer of this happening for at least 5 years. This would be no concern at all for at least 5 years. Mr. QUIE. Thank you. Mr. POAGE. Thank you, sir. Our next witness will be Mr. Harry L. Graham, legislative representative of the National Grange. STATEMENT OF HARRY L. GRAHAM, LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE, THE NATIONAL GRANGE Mr. GRAHAM. I have a very short statement that I wish to file, wherein we call attention to the action of the National Grange this last year, and on the second page,...
Page 17 - Our reasons for supporting this amendment briefly are: First, it would bring the wheat program into conformity with cotton and feed grains in which advance payments are made a considerable time before the harvesting and the final compliance with the program. Second, and more importantly, the advance payments would be received at a time of relatively great need as far as the farmer's production expenses are concerned. If the payments were made after the spring signup and preceding the market receipts...
Page 8 - Although gross farm income prospects show an upward trend, the probability that farm production expenses will rise again this year indicates a decline in realized net farm income of possibly 5% ,or more, from 1966 totals.

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