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PLAN OF SELF-HELP FOR THE MERICAN DAIRY "AMERS

PEB 1 1957 HEARING

CUMENT

BEFORE THE

LIB.

SPECIAL DAIRY SUBCOMMITTEE

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

EIGHTY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

HELD AT

WASHINGTON, D. C.

DECEMBER 8, 1953

Printed for the use of the Committee on Agriculture

Serial U

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1954

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. 8. (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. LE MAY, Consultant

SPECIAL SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IN THE UNITED

STATES

AUGUST H. ANDRESEN, Minnesota, Chairman SID SIMPSON, Ilinois

GEORGE M. GRANT, Alabama PAUL B. DAGUE, Pennsylvania

THOMAS G. ABERNETHY, Mississippi HAROLD O. LOVRE, South Dakota

WATKINS M, ABBITT, Virginia JAMES 8. GOLDEN, Kentucky

JAMES G. POLK, Ohio WILLIAM R. WILLIAMS, New York

PAUL C. JONES, Missouri

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PLAN OF SELF-HELP FOR THE AMERICAN DAIRY FARMERS

DECEMBER 8, 1953
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE,
SPECIAL DAIRY SUBCOMMITTEE,

Washington, D. C. The subcommittee met at 10:30 a. m., pursuant to call, in room 1310, New House Office Building, Representative Andresen (chairman), presiding.

Present: Representatives Andresen (presiding), Lovre, and Williams.

Also present: Representatives Berry, of South Dakota; Byrnes, of Wisconsin; O'Hara, of Minnesota; Davis, of Wisconsin; and Talle, of Iowa.

Mr. ANDRESEN. The committee will come to order. This subcommittee is meeting this morning to consider a plan proposed by the National Milk Producers Federation on the matter of self-help for the dairy industry. Mr. Russell S. Waltz, the president of the organization, will be the witness who will explain the self-help plan which has been adopted, as I understand it, by the organization at their annual meeting held last month.

Mr. Waltz, we will be very glad to hear from you. We will be glad to have a full explanation of the plan which your organization has proposed.

STATEMENT OF RUSSELL S. WALTZ, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL

MILK PRODUCERS FEDERATION

Mr. Waltz. I have a prepared statement. My name is Russell S. Waltz, general manager of the United Dairymen's Association of Seattle, Wash. I am president of the National Milk Producers Federation.

The federation is an organization made up of approximately 460,000 dairy farmers residing in 46 States. These farmers, through their cooperatives, market over 22 billion pounds of whole milk equivalent annually or more than one-fifth of all the milk and cream leaving farms in commercial channels.

The purpose of my testimony is to explain to this committee a plan of self-help for the American dairy farmer. This plan would relieve the Government of such expenditures as it now makes from time to time with respect to losses on dairy products acquired under the present authorized support programs.

We have been developing this plan for several years in an effort to both simplify it and make it practicable.

I would like permission to file for the record of the hearing a copy of the preliminary draft of our proposed bill and also a copy of an

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