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86TH CONGRESS 1st Session

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

REPORT

No. 588

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION APPROPRIATION BILL, 1960

JUNE 29, 1959.-Ordered to be printed

Mr. WHITTEN, from the committee of conference, submitted the following

CONFERENCE REPORT

[To accompany H.R. 7175]

The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 7175) making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit Administration for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1960, and for other purposes, having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows:

That the Senate recede from its amendments numbered 7, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 25, and 31.

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendments of the Senate numbered 4, 5, 8, 12, 14, 15, 23, 24, and 32, and agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 1:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 1, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $67,722,490; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 2:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 2, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $2,939,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 3:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 3, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $49,800,600; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 6:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 6, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $22,750,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 11:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 11, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $15,344,500; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 13:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 13, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $26,072,600; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 20:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 20, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $335,000,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 21:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 21, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $18,600,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 22:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 22, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $375,000,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 27:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 27, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $30,744,750, and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 28:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 28, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $3,162,025; and the Senate agree to the same.

Amendment numbered 29:

That the House recede from its disagreement to the amendment of the Senate numbered 29, and agree to the same with an amendment as follows:

In lieu of the sum proposed by said amendment insert $42,000,000; and the Senate agree to the same.

The committee of conference report in disagreement amendments numbered 16, 26, and 30.

JAMIE L. WHITTEN,
FRED MARSHALL,
CLARENCE CANNON,
H. CARL ANDERSEN,
JOHN TABER,

Managers on the Part of the House.

RICHARD B. RUSSELL,

CARL HAYDEN,

LISTER HILL,

By R. B. R.

A. WILLIS ROBERTSON,

By W. A. M.

ALLEN J. ELlender,
MILTON R. Young,

KARL E. MUNDT,

HENRY DWORSHAK,

Managers on the Part of the Senate.

STATEMENT OF THE MANAGERS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

The managers on the part of the House at the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 7175) making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture and Farm Credit Administration for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1960, and for other purposes, submit the following statement in explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon and recommended in the accompanying conference report as to each of such amendments, namely:

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Amendment Nos. 1 and 2-Research: Appropriates $67,722,490 instead of $63,961,590 as proposed by the House and $70,479,390 as proposed by the Senate. The increase above the amount approved by the House includes $1,235,900 for soil and water conservation research, $1,100,000 for research on boll weevil and other cotton insects and pests, $1,100,000 for research on insects affecting corn and other grains, $100,000 for research on coastal Bermuda pellets, $100,000 for sweetpotato utilization research, $25,000 for apple breeding in the Southeast, and $100,000 for research on humane slaughter. The additional $1,235,900 provided for soil and water conservation research includes $355,000 for equipment for four laboratories, $50,000 for full year's operations in eastern South Dakota, and $830,900 for part year operating costs at the additional locations provided by the Senate. The conferees feel that the Department should expand these facilities to full operating strength gradually during the year so as to make certain that the new research programs are developed on a sound basis.

The $1,100,000 included for research on boll weevil and other cotton insects and pests provides $559,200 for the main laboratory building and office space. The balance is to cover necessary greenhouses, storage buildings and other auxiliary buildings, together with architect, engineering and supervisory fees and contingencies.

The funds provided for research on insects affecting corn and other grains include $550,000 for construction of a laboratory and necessary auxiliary buildings to be located at or near Brookings State College in South Dakota and $550,000 for the construction of a laboratory and necessary related facilities at the Coastal Plains Experiment Station.

The conferees feel that the Department should make a determination with present staff as to the various types of slaughtering methods. which qualify as humane. The additional $100,000 is to be used for research and preparation of plans for adaptation of such methods and devices to the needs of the smaller slaughtering establishments. No funds are included for construction of facilities at the Beltsville Research Station.

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