ERIC Number: ED162814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Rural Research in USDA. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Agricultural Research and General Legislation of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, 95th Congress, 2nd Session (May 4 and 5, 1978).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
In these hearings, discussion centered on the state of rural development research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Testimony by 19 persons connected with various government and private agencies and groups and with land-grant universities are contained in the hearings, along with letters, articles, and other submitted materials and an outline of the two-day hearings. In particular, emphasis was placed on amount and type of rural development research apart from basic agricultural research. Three general topics were: (1) what is nonfarm, nonfood and fiber rural development research; (2) analysis of research priority system for USDA and the land-grant system, including the colleges of 1870; and (3) applicability and availability of research to rural people--issues of access and usefulness. Research areas mentioned include housing, quality of life, transportation, leadership, energy, community development, health, employment, service delivery, land use, and identification of need through citizen participation. About USDA operations, testimony concerned commitment, coordination of research efforts, funding, rural data base, a rural policy, Extension Service role, and implementation of research. Much testimony focused on implications of lack of specific funding for Title V programs in the 1979 budget. Hearings were chaired by Sen. Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont. (RS)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Identifiers: Department of Agriculture; Rural Development Act 1972
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