Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972: Hearings, Ninety-second Congress, First and Second Session ...
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Migratory Labor
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1972
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Page 3734 - No right to the use of water for land in private ownership shall be sold for a tract exceeding 160 acres to any one landowner, and no such sale shall be made to any landowner unless he be an actual bona fide resident on such land, or occupant thereof residing in the neighborhood of said land, and no such right shall permanently attach until all payments therefor are made.
Page 3934 - This report must state that we found filth, squalor, an entire absence of sanitation, and a crowding of human beings 9-133 O - 73 - pt. 5B - 25 into totally inadequate tents or crude structures built. of boards, needs and anything that was .found at hand to give a pitiful semblance of a home at its worst.
Page 3763 - Forest land which is producing or is capable of producing crops of industrial wood and not withdrawn from timber utilization by statute or administrative regulation.
Page 3583 - ... ranching operations." The sacrifice in accounting accuracy under the cash method represents an historical concession by the Secretary and the Commissioner to provide a unitary and expedient bookkeeping system for farmers and ranchers in need of a simplified accounting procedure.
Page 3565 - The urban riots during 1967 had their roots, in considerable part, in rural poverty. A high proportion of the people crowded into city slums today came there from rural slums. This fact alone makes clear how large a stake the people of this nation have in an attack on rural poverty.
Page 3565 - Rural poverty is so widespread, and so acute, as to be a national disgrace, and its consequences have swept into our cities, violently. The urban riots during 1967 had their roots, in considerable part, in rural poverty.
Page 3591 - ... rentals or other payments required to be made as a condition to the continued use or possession for purposes of the trade or business, of property to which the taxpayer has not taken or is not taking title or in which he has no equity...
Page 3578 - In contrast to the urban poor, the rural poor, notably the white, are not well organized, and have few spokesmen for bringing the Nation's attention to their problems. The more vocal and better organized urban poor gain most of the benefits of current antipoverty programs. Until the past few years, the Nation's major social welfare and labor legislation largely bypassed rural Americans, especially farmers and farmworkers. Farm people were excluded from the Social Security...
Page 3566 - Commission questions the wisdom of massive public efforts to improve the lot of the poor in. our central cities without comparable efforts to meet the needs of the poor in rural America.
Page 3573 - We do not want to quibble over words, but "malnutrition" is not quite what we found ; the boys and girls we saw were hungry — weak, in pain, sick ; their lives are being shortened : they are, in fact, visibly and predictably losing their health, their energy, their spirits. They are suffering from hunger and disease and directly or indirectly they are dying from...