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LONG RANGE FARM PROGRAM

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COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

CLIFFORD R. HOPE, Kansas, Chairman AUGUST H. ANDRESEN, Minnesota

HAROLD D. COOLEY, North Carolina WILLIAM S. HILL, Colorado

W. R. POAGE, Texas CHARLES B. HOEVEN, Iowa

GEORGE M. GRANT, Alabama SID SIMPSON, Illinois

E. C. GATHINGS, Arkansas ERNEST K. BRAMBLETT, California

JOHN L. MCMILLAN, South Carolina PAUL B. DAGUE, Pennsylvania

THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi RALPH HARVEY, Indiana

CARL ALBERT, Oklahoma HAROLD O. LOVRE, South Dakota

WATKINS M. ABBITT, Virginia PAGE BELCHER, Oklahoma

JAMES G. POLK, Ohio CLIFFORD G. MCINTIRE, Maine

PAT SUTTON, Tennessee JAMES S. GOLDEN, Kentucky

W. M. (DON) WHEELER, Georgia WILLIAM R, WILLIAMS, New York

CLARK W. THOMPSON, Texas KARL C. KING, Pennsylvania

PAUL C. JONES, Missouri ROBERT D. HARRISON, Nebraska

A. S. (SYD) HERLONG, JR., Florida WILLIAM C. WAMPLER, Virginia

DELEGATES
E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska
JOSEPH R. FARRINGTON, Hawaii

RESIDENT COMMISSIONER

A. FERNÓS-ISERN, Puerto Rico
GEO. L. REID, Jr., Clerk
Mrs. MABEL C. DOWNEY, Assistant Clerk

JOHN J. HEIMBURGER, Counsel
FRANCIS M. LEMAY, Consultant

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COLUMBUS, Ohio

Statement of

Allen, Walter, Geneva, Ohio

Bernard, Thomas, Sabina, Ohio.

Bishop, Rowland, Milford Center, Ohio

Blackburn, Charles G., New Vienna, Ohio.

Brown, Ralph 0., Hoytville, Ohio

Butler, Ellwood, Lancaster, Ohio

Campbell, Russell, Camden, Ohio

Chambers, S. S., Columbus, Ohio.

Chaney, Earl J., Tiffin, Ohio.

Clark, Geary A., Grove City, Ohio

Derror, F. 1., Mansfield, Ohio

Dickey, Moses, Napoleon, Ohio

Donohoo, Harry, Blanchester, Ohio

Elliott, C. K., Mount Victory, Ohio.

Fichter, Joseph, Oxford, Ohio..

Fling, William E., Johnstown, Ohio...

Foust, Hon. Howard, secretary of agriculture, State of Ohio.

Gaddis, Lamar, Bellville, Ohio.

Gleckler, J. F., Lexington County, Ohio.

Greiner, Fred J., representing the Ohio Dairy Products Association,

Columbus, Ohio..

Gugel, Carl, Milford Center, Ohio

Hale, Everett, Burton, Ohio

Heckathorn, Dwight, Forest, Ohio...

Heckman, Ray, president, Pemberville Elevator Association, Pember-

ville, Ohio.

Heilman, Calvin, Kenton, Ohio.

Hiner, G. M., Columbus, Ohio.

Hope, Hon. Clifford R., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Kansas

Hothem, Frank, Fresno, Ohio

Ingold, Arthur, Blissfield, Mich

Kainrad, Christ, Diamond, Ohio.

Kaiser, Clarence M., Hilliards, Ohio

Keller, Arnold, Elyria, Ohio.

Kidnocker, Wilbur F., Chillicothe, Ohio

Knoop, Mark, Troy, Ohio

Lane, Jim, Xenia, Ohio

Leitnaker, H. M., Columbus, Ohio.

Lewis, James M., Hamilton, Ohio

Lifer, Dwight, Danville, Ohio

Long, Rex, Loudonville, Ohio.

Lovengood, John, Zoar, Ohio.

Mantle, H. L., Painesville, Ohio.

Mapp, Leslie C., president, Ohio Milk Producers Federation

Martin, Kenneth J., Black Lick, Ohio.

Neal, Sterling 0., representing United Electrical, Radio, and Ma-

chine Workers of America -

Ohio Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Inc., Columbus, Ohio.

Pretzer, Walter F., owner-operator, Ruetenik Gardens, Cleveland,

Ohio.

Reed, 0. R., Delaware, Ohio...
Rhoades, C. Elton, Washington, Ohio -
Rittenour, Everett F., president, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

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Ryan, Paul J.

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Shirden, Robert J., Clarkesville, Ohio.

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Simmons, Carl, Frederickton, Ohio.

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Simpson, Cliff, Mount Vernon, Ohio..

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Smith, Arthur L., Columbus, Ohio..

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Smith, Frank, president, Ohio Agriculture Board

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Snoddy, Mr., member, self-help committee of dairy farmers, Wayne
County, Ohio..

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Snyder, Robert, Wilmington, Ohio...

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Stacey, Mr., Lowell, Ohio.

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Stauffer, William H., Sugarcreek, Ohio..

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Suter, Elam, Pandora, Ohio.

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Telfair, Peyton, Sabina, Ohio..

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Tugend, Ralph, Jeromesville, Ohio.---

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Tyler, George T., Alexandria, Ohio...

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Chl, Mrs. Clarence, Wooster, Ohio...-

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Van Schoik, Clark W., chief, division of foods and dairies, department

of agriculture, State of Ohio..

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Walter, Paul W., representing Milk Market Survey Committee,

Cleveland and Canton, Ohio.--..

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Watson, Thomas, Newcomerstown, Ohio.

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Weaver, Charles B., Marysville, Ohio..

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Welday, Wheeler, Jefferson County, Ohio..

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Wells, Howard, Wilkesville, Ohio.

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West, Harry, New Philadelphia, Ohio.

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Williams, Dale C., Darke County, Ohio.

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Woods, Norton, Maumee, Ohio.--

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Additional data, letters, and telegrams submitted to the committee by-

Bolton, Hon. Oliver P., a Representative in Congress from the State

of Ohio, telegram.

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Cook, E.J., New Vienna, Ohio, letter of October 16, 1953.

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Depner, Richard, Gibsonburg, Ohio, letter of October 18, 1953.-

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Fishbaugh, A. A., Celina, Ohio, letter of October 10, 1953, to Hon.

James G. Polk.

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Lowe, Earl, president, Ohio Cattle Feeders Association, telegram of

October 20, 1953, to Hon. Ezra T. Benson..

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Milk Market Survey Committee, Cleveland and Canton, Ohio:

Greek, Darold I., attorney, Columbus Milk Distributors Asso-

ciation, letter of August 27, 1953, to E. W. Gaumnitz, National

Cheese Institute, Chicago, Ill.

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Ohio Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Inc.:

A progress report on evaluation of services rendered by USDA to

farmer cooperatives in Ohio..

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A summary of Ohio cooperatives' appraisal of services rendered

by USDĂ...

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Record of attendance, evaluation conference-USDA services,

Southern Hotel, February 5, 1953-

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Ohio Farm Bureau Federation:

Farm Bureau opinion poll.

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Something to think about-Farm program facts..

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LONG RANGE FARM PROGRAM

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1953

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,

Columbus, Ohio. The committee met, pursuant to notice, at 10 a. m., in the statehouse, Columbus, Ohio, the Honorable Clifford R. Hope (chairman) presiding.

Present: Representatives_Hope (chairman), Dague, Harvey, Belcher, McIntire, Harrison, Poage, Albert, and Polk.

Also present: Representatives Jenkins, Vorys, McCulloch, and Betts of Ohio.

STATEMENT OF HON. CLIFFORD R. HOPE, A REPRESENTATIVE IN

CONGRESS FROM THE STATE OF KANSAS

The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order. This hearing in Columbus is one of a series of hearings to be held throughout the country and all the agricultural sections during the interim between the two sessions of Congress, the one that adjourned in August and the one that will begin in January. These hearings are being held for the purpose of giving farmers out over the country an opportunity to come before the committee and give the committee their views on agriculture policies and programs,

The committee also has in mind learning more about agriculture in all parts of the country. I think our individual members are very well informed as to agriculture in their own areas, but none of us know too much about agriculture in other parts of the country. In this great country of ours we have such a great variety in our agriculture that it is necessary, if we are going to legislate on agriculture problems for the whole country, that the members have a pretty comprehensive idea of agriculture in the entire United States. And that is another purpose of our hearing.

The principal purpose is to enable us to get the sentiment of the farmers, the grassroot sentiment, as to changes and improvements that might be made in our farm program. We had some very fine meetings. We anticipate to have a very fine meeting in Columbus today. Everything that is said in this meeting will be taken down by our reporter. The transcript will be printed and will be available to all members of the committee.

At this hearing, of course, we do not have all the members of the committee present. In fact, we have the smallest number here, I guess, that we have had anywhere on our trip. It has been a rather long and arduous trip. Some of the members had engagements at

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