Scope and Content Note
This sub-category is composed of documents pertaining to the United States Department of Agriculture. Included are letters, memoranda, telegrams, lists, schedules, reports, and clippings. Frequent correspondents include Daniel P. Moynihan, Clifford M. Hardin, John D. Ehrlichman, Tod R. Hullin, Patrick E. O'Donnell, Noble M. Melencamp, Earl L. Butz, Peter M. Flanigan, and Dwight L. Chapin.
Related material is found in the following categories in the White House Central Files: other Federal Government-Organization (FG) subcategories, Agriculture (AG), Commodities (CM), Public Relations (PR), and Tariffs (TA). Related documents are also contained in the Name File and Staff Member and Office Files in the White House Central Files and in the White House Special Files.
The documents are arranged in two groups of folders. The first group, consisting of ten folders coded FG 20, Department of Agriculture, contains items pertaining to the work of the USDA in general. Subsequent folders, beginning with EX FG 20-1, Secretary and Staff Officials, and ending with EX FG 20-14, Rural Telephone Bank, contain documents pertaining to individual agencies within the USDA. Each folder is labeled with the name of the USDA agency to which its documents pertain.
The terms Executive (EX) and General (GEN) precede each of the file designations. These terms are used by the White House Central Files to indicate separation of documents according to source. Executive items include communications among national, foreign, and state and local governments and their agencies, members of Congress, and selected prominent correspondents. General items designate communications between government officials and private citizens, institutions, and private interest groups. Where "/A" follows a numeric file designation, it indicates files relating to appointments, nominations, and resignations.
FG 20 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Among the topics covered are personnel resignations and appointments, including the resignation of Clifford M. Hardin and the appointment of Earl L. Butz as Secretary of Agriculture; the administration's 1970 farm bill, and the proposed transfer of some USDA functions to other departments as part of President Nixon's plan to reorganize the Executive Branch.
The documents pertain to appointments and resignations.
FG 20-1 SECRETARY AND STAFF OFFICIALS 
FG 20-2 DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY
FG 20-3 ASSISTANT SECRETARIES
FG 20-4 AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
FG 20-5 AGRICULTURAL STABILIZATION AND CONSERVATION SERVICE
FG 20-6 COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION
Included are the annual reports of the President of the Commodity Credit Corporation for the years 1968-1972 and a December 21, 1971 letter to Senator Jack Miller concerning purchases of feed grain by the U.S.S.R.
FG 20-6/A [COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION]
The documents refer to nominations to and resignations from the Board of Directors of the Commodity Credit Corporation and its Advisory Board.
FG 20-7 FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION
FG 20-7/A [FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION]
The documents pertain to resignations and appointments.
FG 20-8 FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION
FG 20-9 FEDERAL EXTENSION SERVICE
FG 20-10 FOREIGN AGRICULTURAL SERVICE
FG 20-11 FOREST SERVICE
FG 20-12 RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION
FG 20-12/A [RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION]
FG 20-13 SOIL CONSERVATION SERVICE
FG 20-14 RURAL TELEPHONE BANK
FG 20-14/A [RURAL TELEPHONE BANK]
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