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Scope and Content Note

The subject category is composed of correspondence, notes, drafts of speeches, letters and Presidential messages, scheduling memoranda, cables, petitions, referrals, cross references and printed material concerning administration agricultural policy. Correspondents include Bryce Harlow, William E. Timmons, John C. Whitaker, John Ehrlichman, H. R. Haldeman, Charles Colson, Hugh Sloan, Harry Dent, Dwight Chapin, Peter Flanigan, Herbert Klein, Tod Hullin, Kenneth Cole, Arthur Burns, Alexander Haig, Henry Kissinger, Robert Mayo, Caspar Weinberger, Michael Raoul-Duval, John R. Price, Paul McCracken, Richard K. Cook, John R. Brown III, Michael B. Smith, Roland Elliott, Max L. Friedersdorf, Anne Armstrong, Raymond Waldmann, Clayton Yeutter, Clifford Hardin, Earl Butz, and William D. Pawley. Related subjects categories in the White House Central Files include Federal Government (FG) files for concerned agencies, commissions and White House staff; Public Relations (PR), which holds the originals of the petitions filed in this subject category; Tariffs (TA), Trade (TR), Commodities (CM), Federal Aid (FA), Business-Economics (BE), Labor-Management (Non-Government) (LA), Health (HE), Social Affairs (SO), Legislation (LE), Countries (CO), Speeches (SP), and Messages (ME). The Name File and the Staff Member and Office Files also hold materials related to this subject category, as do the Staff Member and Office Files and White House Central Files file group which were taken into the White House Special Files.

The Executive files typically contain communication among White House staff members and with heads of agencies, members of Congress and other important correspondents. Although General file material overlaps in type that of the Executive files--most notably in that both files usually contain exchanges with members of Congress--it is likely to be composed primarily of communications with state and local officials, representatives of concerned organizations, and the general public.

Because changes were made in the White House filing scheme at the beginning of 1971, several sub-categories exist only for the year 1969-1970. These are AG 3-1 Protection Programs, AG 4-1 Soil Bank, AG 5-1 Pest Control, AG 7-1 Barter Program, and AG 7-2 School Lunch Program. Materials on these topics were subsumed into other categories beginning in 1971, and in one case, AG 3, the sub-category name was also transferred, thus changing AG 3 Marketing to AG 3 Marketing; Protection Programs.

AG AGRICULTURE

Topics covered include White House relations with Congress concerning farm policy; the development of the administration's farm policy; restrictions on trade with Communist countries; the Agricultural Act of 1970; the Agricultural Conservation Program; the Soviet wheat deal; the Salute to Agriculture Day; meetings with agricultural groups; the farm Labor issue, international and agricultural policy, crop prices, import quotas, export controls, fuel supplies for farmers, and the effects of price controls on the agricultural sector. The General file has a large volume of material on the Agricultural Conservation Program.

AG 1 HOME ECONOMICS

Topics covered include fabric flammability, the proposed White House Conference on Food and Nutrition, and, most importantly, the first, second and third Annual Reports of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare on the Studies of Deaths, Injuries and Economic Losses Resulting from Accidental Burning of Products, Fabrics, or Related Materials.

AG 2 HORTICULTURE

Topics covered include White House flower arrangements, petroleum allocations to the floricultural industry, flower imports, home gardening, and domestic and foreign opium production.

AG 3 MARKETING; PROTECTION PROGRAMS

Topics covered include Food and Drug Administration actions, including the ban on the use of cyclamates; consumer protection issues, individual product marketing issues, commodity marketing and marketing agreement legislation, food additives, the ban on the use of DDT, export policy and cattle hides, and the regulatory control of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in food. The Executive file has a large volume of material on legislation to compensate industries for losses sustained as a result of the ban on cyclamate use.

AG 3-1 PROTECTION PROGRAMS [1969-1970]

Topics covered include consumer protection programs and proposed legislation for additional programs.

AG 4 PRICE SUPPORT

Topics covered include the commodity payment limitation, termination of advance feed grain payments, the tobacco marketing quota, the annual report of the 1972 Upland Cotton Program, farm prices, and the parity ratio.

AG 4-1 SOIL BANK [1969-1970]

Topics covered include acreage allotments and feed grain payments.

AG 5 RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Topics covered include the proclamation of the International Plant Protection Convention, the Screwworm Eradication Agreement with New Mexico, the use of poisons in predator control on federal lands, product safety legislation, the fire ant eradication program, and rodent control. The General file has a great many letters from children protesting cruelty to animals, and large volume of letters and cables calling for an Executive Order banning the use of pesticides on federal lands.

AG 5-1 PEST CONTROL [1969-1970]

Topics covered include the use of pesticides and herbicides. The General file contains a large number of letters advocating a ban on the use of DDT.

AG 6 RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Topics covered include the first through fourth Reports to the Congress on the Availability of Government Services to Rural Areas, Rural Community Development Revenue Sharing, the Rural Environmental Assistance Program, the Rural Development Act of 1972, and Presidential meetings with farm groups.

AG 7 SURPLUS PRODUCTS

Topics covered include the distribution of food surpluses to the needy, and various programs which give food to children. The Executive file has a large volume of material on the school lunch program.

AG 7-1 BARTER PROGRAM [1969-1970]

AG 7-2 SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM [1969-1970]

The General File has a large volume of material on the Special Milk Program.

Folder Title List

Box 1

EX AG Agriculture [1969] [1 of 10]
EX AG Agriculture [1970] [2 of 10]
EX AG Agriculture [1/1971-4/1971] [3 of 10]
EX AG Agriculture [5/1971-7/1971] [4 of 10]

Box 2

EX AG Agriculture [8/1971-10/1971] [5 of 10]
EX AG Agriculture [11/1971-1972] [6 of 10]
EX AG Agriculture [1/1973-4/1973] [7 of 10]
EX AG Agriculture [5/1973-8/1973] [8 of 10]
EX AG Agriculture [9/1973-12/1973] [9 of 10]
EX AG Agriculture [1974] [10 of 10]

Box 3

GEN AG Agriculture [1969] [1 of 6]
GEN AG Agriculture [1/1970-9/1970] [2 of 6]
GEN AG Agriculture [10/1970-12/1970] [3 of 6]
GEN AG Agriculture [1971] [4 of 6]
GEN AG Agriculture [1972] [5 of 6]
GEN AG Agriculture [1973-1974] [6 of 6]

Box 4

EX AG 1 Home Economics
GEN AG 1 Home Economics
EX AG 2 Horticulture
GEN AG 2 Horticulture
EX AG 3 Marketing; Protection Programs [1969-1970] [1 of 3]
EX AG 3 Marketing; Protection Programs [1971] [2 of 3]
EX AG 3 Marketing; Protection Programs [1972-1974] [3 of 3]
GEN AG 3 Marketing; Protection Programs [1969-1970] [1 of 2]
GEN AG 3 Marketing; Protection Programs [1971-1974] [2 of 2]

Box 5

EX AG 3-1 Protection Programs [1969] [1 of 2]
EX AG 3-1 Protection Programs [1970] [2 of 2]
GEN AG 3-1 Protection Programs [1969-1970]
EX AG 4 Price Support [1969-1970] [1 of 3]
EX AG 4 Subsidies [1969-1972] [2 of 3]
EX AG 4 Subsidies [1973-1974] [3 of 3]

Box 6

GEN AG 4 Price Support [1969-1970] [1 of 2]
GEN AG 4 Subsidies [1969-1970] [2 of 2]
EX AG 4-1 Soil Bank [1969-1970]
GEN AG 4-1 Soil Bank [1969-1970]
EX AG 5 Research Programs [1969-1970] [1 of 3]
EX AG 5 Research Programs [1971-1972] [2 of 3]

Box 7

EX AG 5 Research Programs [1973-1974] [3 of 3]
GEN AG 5 Research Programs [1969-1970] [1 of 9]
GEN AG 5 Research Programs [1971] [2 of 9]
GEN AG 5 Research Programs [1/1972-3/1972] [3 of 9]
GEN AG 5 Research Programs [4/1972] [4 of 9]

Box 8

GEN AG 5 Research Programs [5/1972-8/1972] [5 of 9]
GEN AG 5 Research Programs [9/1972-12/1972] [6 of 9]
GEN AG 5 Research Programs [1/1973-5/1973] [7 of 9]
GEN AG 5 Research Programs [6/1973-12/1973] [8 of 9]
GEN AG 5 Research Programs [1974] [9 of 9]
EX AG 5-1 Pest Control [1969-1970]

Box 9

GEN AG 5-1 Pest Control [1969-1970]
EX AG 6 Rural Development [1969-1971] [1 of 5]
EX AG 6 Rural Development [1/1971-8/1971] [2 of 5]
EX AG 6 Rural Development [9/1971-4/1972] [3 of 5]
EX AG 6 Rural Development [5/1972-12/1972] [4 of 5]

Box 10

EX AG 6 Rural Development [1973-1974] [5 of 5]
GEN AG 6 Rural Development [1969] [1 of 5]
GEN AG 6 Rural Development [1/1970-6/1970] [2 of 5]
GEN AG 6 Rural Development [7/1970-12/1970] [3 of 5]
GEN AG 6 Rural Development [1971-1972] [4 of 5]
GEN AG 6 Rural Development [1973-1974] [5 of 5]

Box 11

EX AG 7 Surplus Products [1969-1970] [1 of 4]
EX AG 7 Surplus Products [1/1971-9/1971] [2 of 4]
EX AG 7 Surplus Products [10/1971-1972] [3 of 4]
EX AG 7 Surplus Products [1973-1974] [4 of 4]
GEN AG 7 Surplus Products [1969-1970] [1 of 3]
GEN AG 7 Surplus Products [1971-1972] [2 of 3]
GEN AG 7 Surplus Products [1973-1974] [3 of 3]

Box 12

EX AG 7-1 Barter Program [empty]
GEN AG 7-1 Barter Program [1970]
EX AG 7-2 School Lunch Program [1969-1970]
GEN AG 7-2 School Lunch Program [1969-6/1970] [1 of 2]
GEN AG 7-2 School Lunch Program [7/1970-12/1970] [2 of 2]


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