State of the Agricultural Economy: Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, July 30, 1998

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1998 - 199 pages
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Page 32 - Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And I want to thank you for holding this hearing. I...
Page 133 - Thank you for the opportunity to appear before this committee. I will be pleased to answer any questions at this time.
Page 104 - ... can work together to produce beneficial results for all stakeholders. Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, I greatly appreciate your leadership on this issue and look forward to working with you as this crucial piece of legislation moves forward to final passage. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have at the appropriate time. [The prepared statement of Mr. Brooks follows:] PREPARED STATEMENT OF JOSEPH E. BROOKS, COUNCIL MEMBER, CITY OF RICHMOND, ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL...
Page 133 - Union (NFU), I want to express my appreciation for having the opportunity to testify before this committee.
Page 148 - We believe it is time to bring these agencies under better control. To achieve that goal, we recommend that: "(1) The Congress lay down specific guidelines and restraints on the agencies that are to administer the laws and are given the power to adopt rules and regulations. Environmental impact statements have become burdensome and costly and should be balanced by consideration of...
Page 154 - It's not surprising, then, that America's farmers and ranchers are twice as reliant on foreign trade as the US economy as a whole, with exports accounting for an estimated 30 percent of gross cash receipts.
Page 41 - Jeff declared that they intended to "fly off the cliff and that they meant to kill themselves. The others were skeptical but the minor affirmed their seriousness, stating "You don't believe us that we are going to do it. We are going to do it. You can read it in the paper tomorrow.
Page 68 - I am firmly convinced that this is one of the most important things that we can do to protect the kind of society and government in which we have prospered and progressed.
Page 45 - There are many things that it looks to me like we are going to have to reconsider.
Page 128 - With no land idled, production increases, crop prices fall, and land values come under pressure until there is less profitability for crop production on the least productive land than for the next most profitable use for that land. The least productive land then transitions out of intertilled crops to a less intensive use, to another crop or to grazing land.

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