Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972: Hearings, Ninety-second Congress, First and Second Session ...

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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 3756 - Report of the National Advisory Commission on Food and Fiber, Food and Fiber for the Future, p.
Page 3763 - Forest land which is producing or is capable of producing crops of industrial wood and not withdrawn from timber utilization by statute or administrative regulation.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 3566 - Unemployment and underemployment are major problems in rural America. The rate of unemployment nationally is about 4 percent. The rate in rural areas averages about 18 percent. Among farmworkers, a recent study discovered that underemployment runs as high as 37 percent. The rural poor have gone, and now go, to poor schools. One result is that more than 3 million rural adults are classified as illiterates. In both educational facilities and opportunities, the rural poor have been shortchanged. Most...
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 3553 - POWER AND LAND IN CALIFORNIA The Ralph Nader Task Force Report on Land Use in the State of California Volume l ROBERT C.
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 being shortened; they are, in fact, visibly and predictably losing their health, their energy, and their spirits.

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