Review of Federal Farm Policy: Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Second Session, Part 1
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000
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Page 599 - Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue.
Page 400 - You come to us and tell us that the great cities are in favor of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile prairies. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.
Page 431 - If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people; if my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Page 292 - An integrated administration of all laws enacted by Congress to aid the distribution of agricultural products through research, market aids and services and regulatory activities to the end that marketing methods and facilities may be improved, that distribution costs may be reduced and the price spread between the producer and consumer may be narrowed, that dietary and nutritional standards may be improved...
Page 292 - In order to attain these objectives, it is the intent of Congress to provide for (1) continuous research to improve the marketing, handling, storage, processing, transportation, and distribution of agricultural products; (2) cooperation among Federal and State agencies, producers, industry organizations, and others in the development and effectuation of research and marketing programs to improve the distribution processes...
Page 178 - Your statement in total will be put into the record, without objection. [The prepared statement of Mr. Bryant of Tennessee follows:] PREPARED STATEMENT OF HON. ED BRYANT, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSEE Mr. Chairman, I appreciate your convening these hearings to explore the nature, the extent, and the recent proliferation of federal law enforcement.
Page 475 - STATEMENT OF HON. DAVID E. PRICE, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Mr. PRICE. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Page 175 - STATEMENT OF HON. MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, A REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF IDAHO Mr. SIMPSON. Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
Page 293 - ... costs may be reduced and the price spread between the producer and consumer may be narrowed, that dietary and nutritional standards may be improved, that new and wider markets for American agricultural products may be developed, both in the United States and in other countries, with a view to making it possible for the full production of American farms to be disposed of usefully, economically, profitably, and in an orderly manner.
Page 653 - ... the calculation that the cost of doing so is too high based on their prospective earnings in the US Reports from all regions of the United States of reduced numbers of workers and short crews are becoming more common as Congress continues to augment resources and personnel for border enforcement. Increased border enforcement has also had a perverse effect. It apparently has induced some alien farm workers, who in the past crossed the border illegally on a seasonal basis to work in the United...