ERIC Number: ED118324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jan-12
Reference Count: N/A
Farmworkers in Rural America, 1971-1972: Part 3B, Land Ownership, Use, and Distribution. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, 92d Congress, 1st and 2d Sessions, January 12, 1972, Fresno, Calif.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
On January 12, 1972, the Subcommittee resumed its hearings on the impact of agribusiness and agrigovernment on the welfare of the family farmer, the farm worker, and the rural community. Witnesses testified on such topics as: (1) problems of rural poverty; (2l some of the court litigation taking place in Fresno County; (3) the syndication of farmlands by conglomerates; (4) the quality of rural life, with particular emphasis on public policy and current developments related to the size and control of farm operations; (5) happenings in the area affected by the new water supply from the San Luis project; (6) the effect of marketing orders; (7) the California Land Conservation Act of 1965 (Williamson Act); (8) the economic development for campesinos; (9) the potential for a cooperative movement in rural California; and (10) strategies for change as seen by concerned persons in the public and private sector. Among the witnesses were: farmers, attorneys, real estate brokers, economists, journalists, community workers, and representatives from the National Farmers Organization, the California State Grange, and the Greater California Education Project. Additional information included: "California Migrant Services, 7-year Summary"; "Almond Growers Get Tax (Break?) Under New Depreciation Rules"; and "Land Buyers Need Protection" (an editorial from the Land Owners Journal, June 1971). (NQ)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
Identifiers - Location: California