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United States Unemployment Trust Fund
Source: Official Records, Social Security Board; data are as of June 30, 1941
U. S. Grants to States for Employment Security
Source: Federal grants to States for administration of unemployment compensation laws and State employment services: for the fiscal year 1940-41 certified by the Social Security Board to the Secretary of the Treasury.
Agricultural Adjustment Administration
AAA-Agricultural Adjustment Administration, R. M. Evans, Administrator-Address, Washington, D. C.
The Agricultural Adjustment Administration is an agency of the Department of Agriculture which is responsible for administration of certain programs designed to raise farm income to a level more equitable with nonfarm income, to conserve soil resources, and to protect generally the interests of producers and consumers of farm products by providing for adequate and stabilized supplies of food and fiber at fair prices.
Legislation which authorizes the programs of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration includes provisions of the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act, the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, the Sugar Act of 1937, and related legislation. The program is made effective by the cooperation of farmers who adopt its provisions on their individual farms and administer all phases of the program locally through committees elected from among those participating. More than 6,000,000 farmers, whose land represented 80 percent of the total cropland of the Nation, voluntarily cooperated in the 1941 AAA program. Thus they became members of more than 3,000 county conservation associations, which in turn included about the same number of county committees and more than 24,000 community committees. These 135,000 committeemen assist in formulating the program, administer it, and provide a direct means of informing farmers quickly and accurately on production needs and methods of fulfilling them. Early in 1941, the organization and methods developed by farmers during the last eight years provided the means by which the Ever-Normal Granary program could immediately be expanded into a food program to meet the increased demands of national defense and aid to nations resisting aggression. Chairmen of AAA State and county committees were appointed to head up the defense boards which the U. S. Department of Agriculture established in each State and county to correlate farmers' efforts with the national defense program.
Farmers were encouraged to use existing large supplies of feed stocks to increase production of high-protein foods such as livestock, dairy products. and poultry. In line with its integral principle of adapting the program to fit national needs, provisions of the AAA program were amended to stimulate production of tomatoes for canning; corn. peas, and snap beans grown for processing: flax, dry edible beans, soybeans, and peanuts for oil. Likewise, the 1942 AAA program has been drafted to encourage the necessary production of the needed foods.
The principal methods used in accomplishing the purposes of the AAA program are: Acreage allotments to insure a production of major food, feed, and fiber crops adequate to meet domestic, export, and reserve requirements; payments to assist farmers in meeting the costs of practices which prevent erosion and maintain soil fertility: parity payments to help bridge the gap between market price and parity price for basic farm products; loans on crops stored in the Ever-Normal Granary; and marketing quotas when needed and approved by producers.
The program seeks to promote soil conservation by adjusting acreages of highly exploitative and intertilled crops and by encouraging farm practices that check erosion and improve the soil.
National goals for soil-depleting crops are established and allotted among individual farms. The 1941 goal for total soil-depleting crops was set at 270,000,000 to 285,000,000 acres. National goals for principal soil-depleting crops were as follows: Cotton, 27,000,000 to 29,000,000 acres; corn, 88.000,000 to 90,000,000 acres; wheat, 60,000,000 to 65,000,000 acres; tobacco, flue-cured, 750,000 to 800,000 acres; burley, 370,000 to 390,000 acres; firecured, 80,000 to 90.000 acres; dark air-cured, 32,000 to 36,000 acres; Virginia sun-cured, 3,000 to 3,200 acres; cigar filler and binder (except types 41 and 45), 60.000 to 63,000 acres; type 41. 30,000 to 31,000 acres; Georgia-Florida type 62, 2,500 to 3,000 acres; Puerto Rican, type 46, 35,000 acres; potatoes, 3.1 million to 3.3 million acres; peanuts, 1.58 million to 1.63 million acres; and rice, 880,000 to 900,000 acres.
Conservation practices carried out under the 1940 AAA program included: New seedings of legumes and grasses on over 41,000,000 acres; green manure and cover crops, over 21,000,000 acres; reseeding of pasture and range land by deferred grazing and the application of seeds. more than 31,000,000 acres; application of about 936,000 tons of 16percent superphosphate or its equivalent and over 12,000,000 tons of ground limestone or its equiva
lent; forestry practices, including the planting of trees, maintenance or improvement of stands, restoration of nongrazing, and woodland rehabilitation, on nearly 525,000 acres; erosion-control practices, including terracing and contour ridging. on nearly 42,000,000 acres-among others, these practices consisted of strip cropping and fallowing on almost 6,000,000 acres, contour listing on about 8,000,000 acres, protecting summer fallow on almost 8,000,000 acres, and contour farming intertilled crops on nearly 8,000,000 acres. In addition, almost 75,000 dams and reservoirs were constructed. A special practice to encourage the growing of home gardens was adopted on more than 651,000 farms.
The agricultural conservation program is financed by appropriations by Congress, as authorized by the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act. Section 303 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 authorizes price adjustment or "parity" payments on the five crops named as basic in the act cotton, corn, wheat, tobacco, and rice-if and when appropriations are made therefor. Such payments are made to supplement and bring nearer to parity levels the income of producers.
Estimated payments under the 1940 agricultural conservation program total nearly $443,000,000, and price adjustment payments, made and estimated to be made, amount to nearly $197,000,000.
Under the Ever-Normal Granary plan, the AAA is charged, through the Secretary of Agriculture. with the maintenance of continuous and stable supplies of major agricultural commodities at prices fair to both farmers and consumers. This is accomplished through acreage goals based on market requirements, and by maintaining reserves of staple crops stored under loans from the Commodity Credit Corporation. Loans on 1941 basic crops were made at average rates of 98 cents per bushel on wheat; 14.02 cents per pound on cotton; 92 cents per bushel on rice; corn rates not yet announced; tobacco rates which, like loans on the other basic crops, are made at 85 percent of parity, vary by types but are higher than for 1940. Loans were also made available on non-basic crops such as flax, barley, and rye.
When the supply of cotton, corn, wheat, tobacco, or rice, reaches the level specified in the act of 1938, thus threatening glutted markets and a collapse of farm prices, the Secretary of Agriculture must proclaim a marketing quota for that commodity, subject to approval of two-thirds of the affected farmers voting in a referendum. Quotas for peanuts must be proclaimed each year. If the required majority of farmers vote in favor of using quotas, they go into effect for the ensuing marketing year and a penalty is applied for marketing in excess of the quota.
During the 1940-41 marketing year, quotas were in effect for cotton and flue-cured and burley tobacco; farmers also voted in favor of using quotas during 1941-42 in marketing cotton and wheat, as well as for the following crops for which the use of marketing quotas has been approved for a 3-year period: Flue-cured, burley, dark air-cured, and fire-cured tobacco; and peanuts.
The sugar program was authorized by the Sugar Act of 1937, the principal provisions of which terminate Dec. 31, 1941, unless extended by the Congress. The program's primary purposes are to promote the welfare of persons engaged in the domestic sugar-producing industry, to protect the consumer, and to promote foreign trade. These ends are accomplished through a quota system regulating imports of sugar into and the marketing of sugar in the United States, and through an excise-tax, conditional-payment structure designed to bring about a more equitable distribution of income among growers, processors, and laborers.
Closely allied to the AAA wheat program is the insurance program of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation against unavoidable losses of the wheat crop. Beginning with the 1942 crop, insurance may also be applied to the cotton crop. "All-risk" insurance on the 1940 wheat crop was taken out by nearly 361,000 growers; for 1941, this number increased to over 421,000. Over 14,000,000 bushels were paid as insurance premiums for an estimated guaranteed production of nearly 111,000,000 bushels.
Also allied to the AAA farm program, but carried out under the supervision of other offices of the United States Department of Agriculture, are the marketing agreements program; the distribution of surplus agricultural commodities, including the Food Order Stamp Plan; the naval stores conservation program; and programs to encourage the export of farm products.
Civilian Conservation Corps
CCC-Civilian Conservation Corps-James J. McEntee, Director; Address, Washington, D. C.
The Civilian Conservation Corps was created by Act of Congress, approved June 28, 1937, succeeding the agency known as Emergency Conservation Work, which was established by Executive Order dated April 5, 1933, under the Act of March 31, 1933. The 1937 Act, Public No. 163, which established the CCC, also extended its period of operation until July 1, 1940. This Act was amended August 7, 1939, providing for the continuation of the Corps through June 30, 1943.
The CCC operated as an independent government agency from April, 1933, through June 30, 1939. On July 1, 1939, it became a part of the Federal Security Agency created by the President under the Reorganization Act of 1939.
The purpose of the CCC is to provide employment and vocational training for youthful citizens of the United States, unemployed and in need of employment, and to a limited extent for war veterans and Indians and Territorials, through the performance of useful public work in connection with conservation and development of the natural resources of the country and its possessions. Junior enrollees must be unmarried, between the ages of 17 and 23, unemployed and in need of employment. There are no age or marital restrictions for war veterans.
The Director of the CCC is authorized to have enrolled not to exceed 300,000 men at any one time, of which not more than 30,000 may be war veterans, provided that in addition camps or facilities may be established for not to exceed 10,000 additional Indian enrollees and 5,000 additional territorial and insular possession enrollees. Enrollments are for a period of six months and total service is limited to two years.
Among the projects completed by the Corps from its inception through June 30, 1941, are the planting of 2,246,100,600 trees, the construction of 122,169 miles of truck trails and minor roads, the erection of 85,548 miles of telephone lines, the construction of 45,382 bridges, the reduction of fire hazards over 2,116,620 acres, the building of 5,875,578 check dams, the construction of 26,368,295 rods of fence, the improvement of 3,998,328 acres of forest stands, the construction of 7,073 impounding and large diversion dams, the development of 23,725 springs, wells, water holes and small reservoirs, and the expenditure of 6,304,211 man-days fighting forest fires and 6,182,269 mandays on fire-prevention and pre-suppression activities.
The first session of the 77th Congress appropriated $246,960,000 for the CCC for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1942.
The United States Public Health Service
Source: An official of the Service
Under the existing authority of law, the general | functions of the Public Health Service may be briefly summarized as follows: (1) The protection of the United States from the introduction of disease from foreign countries; (2) the medical examination and inspection of all arriving aliens; (3) prevention of the interstate spread of disease and the suppression of epidemics; (4) cooperation with State and local health departments in improving State and local health services and in all public health matters; (5) investigation of the cause and methods of preventing disease; (6) supervision and control of the manufacture and sale of biologic products used in the prevention and treatment of disease; (7) the maintenance of marine hospitals and relief stations for the care and treatment of certain legal beneficiaries and the administration of Freedman's Hospital and St. Elizabeth Hospital, in the District of Columbia; (8) the maintenance of two hospitals for the confinement and treatment of drug addicts; (9) provision and supervision of medical and psychiatric services in Federal penal and correctional institutions; (10) the collection, compilation, and publication of information regarding the prevalence of disease in the United States and foreign countries; (11) dissemination of public health information.
The research of the Public Health Service is conducted at the new National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., near Washington, D. C., and at field stations.
Under recent acts of Congress (the Social Security Act of 1935 and the Venereal Disease Control Act of 1938), the Public Health Service has expanded its cooperative work with the States, and through grants-in-aid under the authorization of these acts great progress has been made in expanding State and local health services and in improving the educational qualifications of public health personnel. Many State and local health departments have provided special divisions for dealing with industrial diseases and the venereal diseases. and in 1941 over half of the 3,000 counties or other rural districts in the United States had full-time health services, whereas only 533 such districts had this health protection in 1933.
During the year, quarantine officers of the Public Health Service inspected 13,402 vessels, carrying
307,644 passengers and 773,333 seamen, and fumi-
A total of 46,772 applicants for immigration visas was examined by medical officers at American consulates in foreign countries; of these 246 were reported by medical officers to the American consuls as being afflicted with defects or diseases which rendered their exclusion mandatory. Only 159 of the aliens were certified upon arrival in U. S. territory as having a condition requiring deportation.
At 26 Marine Hospitals, 120 relief stations and 144 contract hospitals the Service provided hospital care and medical treatment to 537,594 beneficiaries, principally American merchant seamen, during fiscal 1941.
The Public Health Service sent professional personnel into extra-cantonment areas to survey water and sanitary facilities, and means to control communicable disease. Where necessary, construction of hospitals, health centers, garbage and refuse disposal systems, sanitary and water supply systems were authorized under the Community Facilities Act. Professional personnel were loaned by the Service to State health departments where emergency health needs had required the transfer of personnel to defense duty.
Army and Navy arsenals and Government defense industries were surveyed by industrial hygiene physicians and sanitary engineers and recommendations for health and safety of workers made. State industrial hygiene units were assisted with funds, personnel, and equipment. Research into methods of control of industrial hazards, occupational and nonoccupational disease was greatly intensified.
The Service made possible an addition of 2,000 student nurses to the enrollment of 88 schools of nursing in this country, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Through Federal assistance, 3,000 graduate nurses were given refresher-courses in 67 schools, and 500 graduate nurses provided post-graduate training in 26 schools.
All Urged to Carry Their Blood Type Information
A recommendation that all persons in the United States carry with them information regarding their blood type, as do airplane pilots, was made (Oct. 30, 1941) by two Mayo foundation specialists in aviation medicine.
"It is required that each pilot carry information as to his blood type on his pilot's license," said Dr. J. H. Tillisch and Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace of Rochester, Minn., in a paper prepared for the
thirteenth convention of the Aero-Medical Association of the United States.
This requirement would be an excellent one for the entire air transport industry to adopt for it is obvious that in cases of accidents occurring where facilities for blood grouping are not readily available, it might be a life-saving measure.
"In fact, in this day of frequent automobile accidents, it is a measure that could be adopted by the general population with value."'
United States Housing Authority
USHA-United States Housing Authority-Nathan Straus, administrator Address, Washington, D. C.
The United States Housing Authority created a body corporate of perpetual duration in the Department of the Interior and placed under the general supervision of the Secretary of the Congress. The Interior by the Seventy-fifth Authority has since been transferred to the Federal Works Agency. The Act establishing the Authority is known as the United States Housing Act of 1937. The powers of the Authority are vested in the Administrator, who is appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
en Executive Order (Oct. 27, 1937) transferred to the Authority the 48 housing and slum-clearance projects of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works and all assets, contracts and records in connection with housing or slum clearance activities. The Act requires that these projects be sold or leased to local public housing agencies as soon as practicable. Thirty-nine of the 48 have been so transferred.
The purpose of the USHA is to assist communities to remedy unsafe and unsanitary housing conditions and the acute shortage of decent, safe, and sanitary dwellings for families of low income, and to alleviate present and recurring unemployment.
The USHA may make loans to public housing agencies to assist in the development of low-rent housing or slum-clearance projects. Such loans bear interest at rates not less than the going Federal rate at the time the loans are made, plus one-half of 1 percent, and are to be secured in such manner and repaid within such period-not exceeding 60 years as may be deemed advisable by the Authority.
Where annual contributions are made, the loans outstanding on any one project and in which the Authority participates may not exceed 90 percent If capital grants are made, of the project cost. the loan may not exceed the cost of the project less the capital grants, but in no event 90 percent of such cost.
In the case of annual contributions, the local housing agency must obtain at least 10 percent of the project cost from other sources. This may be in the form of cash, land or other aid toward the construction of the project, or obtained from a sale of bonds of the local housing agency to others than the Federal Government. Local agencies have succeeded in obtaining up to 25 percent of project cost from private sources.
The USHA is authorized to make annual contributions (aggregating not more than $28,000,000 per year) to public housing agencies to assist them in achieving and maintaining the low-rent character of their housing projects. Such contributions may not exceed the going Federal rate of interest at the time they are contracted for plus I percent, upon project cost and must be strictly limited to the amounts and periods necessary to assure lowrent character. In no event may the contributions be made for a period exceeding 60 years, and they must be reviewed at the end of 10 years and every 5 years thereafter. To be eligible for annual contributions, the local housing agency must obtain local contributions, in the form of cash, tax remission or tax exemption, amounting to at least 20 percent of the USHA annual contributions. addition, the Act requires the elimination of unsafe or insanitary dwellings in the locality substantially equal in number to the number of new dwellings provided by the project.
As an alternative to annual contributions, the USHA is authorized to make capital grants of 25 percent of project cost (not including supplemental grants from unemployment relief funds for more than payment of labor) aggregating not $30,000,000. As in the case of annual contributions, to be eligible for a capital grant, the local housing
agency must obtain a local contribution (amounting to at least 20 percent of project cost in the form of cash, land, services or tax exemptions or remissions). There must likewise be the equivalent elimination of unsafe and insanitary dwellings in substantially the same number as the new dwellings provided by the project. No assistance in the form of capital grants has as yet been requested, however, by any local housing agency.
The cost of construction (excluding land, cost of demolition and non-dwelling facilities) of any housing project is limited to $1,000 a room and $4,000 a family dwelling unit in cities of under 500,000. In cities of over 500,000 the limits are $1,250 a room and $5,000 a family dwelling unit where such higher cost is justified by reason of higher costs of labor and materials and other construction expenses. The average cost per family unit (including the dwelling facility items treated as part of family unit cost under statutory limitation) for projects for which contracts for assistance have been entered into as of June 30, 1941, is $3,372. The average net construction cost per family unit is $2,833.
The Act is designed to assist the construction of dwelling accommodations only for those who lack the amount of income necessary to enable them to live in decent, safe, and sanitary privately owned housing without overcrowding. The Act prohibits the acceptance of a family as a tenant whose aggregate income exceeds five times the rental (including utility charges) of the quarters to be furnished, or, in the case of families with three or more dependents, six times the rental. The average monthly shelter rental approved by the USHA for homes in the South is $10.48, and in the North, $14.73. The nation-wide average is $12.79, The estimated average income of families in Southern projects is $700 per annum; in Northern projects, $929. The nation-wide average is $824.
The USHA has a capital stock of $1,000,000 subscribed by the United States. The Authority is authorized to issue obligations in the form of notes, bonds, or otherwise, which it may sell to obtain funds for the purposes of the Act (except that such funds may not be used for annual contributions or capital grants). The Authority may issue such obligations in an amount not to exceed $800,000,000.
Not more than 10 percent of the funds provided for in the Act, whether in the form of loans, grants, or annual contributions, may be expended within any one State.
As of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, the USHA reported loan contracts of $721,275,800 (not including approximately $48,000,000 in earmarkings) with 250 local housing agencies in 34 States. the District of Columbia, Hawaii and Puerto Rico for construction of 230 public housing projects containing 170,116 new homes. As of that date also. 68,791 homes on 230 prjects were actually ccupied by low-income families and 66,057 unsanitary slum dwellings were eliminated as part of the equivalent elimination program.
On June 28, 1940, the USHA was empowered to use funds available to it under the Act to cooperate with and assist the War and Navy Depart ments and local housing agencies in providing housing necessary to the national defense program (and which would not otherwise be provided) for persons (and their families) engaged in national defense activities. This includes both military and naval personnel and workers engaged in industries connected with and essential to the national defense program.
Pursuant to this authorization, the USHA has. as of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941, entered into contracts of $24,371,000 with 18 local housing agencies in 11 states for the provision of 6.450 dwelling units in defense housing projects.
Electric Home and Farm Authority
EHFA-Electric Home and Farm Authority, A. T. The Electric Home and Farm Authority is a credit agency incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia, August 1, 1935, to succeed Electric Home and Farm Authority, Inc., a Delaware Corporation. Its continuance as an agency of the United States until Jan. 22, 1947, or such earlier date as may be fixed by the President by Executive Order, was authorized by Congress
June 10, 1941.
Hobson, President; Address Washington, D. C.
Farm Credit Administration
FCA-Farm Credit Administration-A. G. Black, governor; Clyde W. Warburton, W. H. Droste, deputy governors. Address, Washington, D. C. District offices are maintained in Springfield, Mass.; Baltimore, Md.; Columbia, S. C.; Louisville, Ky.; New Orleans, La.; St. Louis, Mo.; St. Paul, Minn.; Omaha, Neb.; Wichita, Kans.; Houston, Tex.; Berkeley, Cal., and Spokane, Wash.
The general purpose of the Farm Credit Admin-missioner loans may be granted for certain purposes istration system is to provide a complete and co- for which land bank loans are not available, since ordinated credit system for agriculture by making Commissioner loans may be used to refinance any available to farmers long-term and short-term indebtedness of the farmer without regard to the credit. It also provides credit facilities for farm- purpose or time of its incurrence. ers' cooperative purchasing, marketing, and business service organizations.
The system includes in its make-up the 12 Federal land banks, making long-term first-mortgage loans to farmers; the 12 Federal intermediate credit banks, that discount short-term agricultural and livestock paper, make loans on the security of such paper, and make direct loans to cooperative marketing and purchasing associations; the 12 production credit corporations, which supervise and furnish a part of the capital for local production credit associations providing short-term credit for production and general agricultural purposes; central bank for cooperatives and 12 district banks for cooperatives, which provide credit for farmers' cooperative purchasing, marketing, and business service organizations; and the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation, which aids in financing the lending operations of the Federal land banks and the Land Bank Commissioner. Joint stock land banks were a part of the original Land Bank System, but the Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of 1933 withdrew their authority to make additional mortgage loans.
Federal Intermediate Credit Banks-George M. Brennan, Intermediate Credit Commissioner; Washington, D. C.
These banks make loans to and discount paper for production credit associations, the banks for cooperatives, state and national banks, agricultural credit corporations, livestock loan companies, and similar financing institutions. They also make loans to cooperative associations of agricultural producers. They are not authorized to make loans directly to individual farmers and stockmen, but operate as banks of discount for institutions making such loans for agricultural purposes. To be eligible for discount or as collateral for a loan to a financing institution, the proceeds of notes offered to the intermediate credit banks must have been advanced or used in the first instance for an agricultural purpose, such as the production of crops and the raising, breeding, fattening, or marketing of livestock.
Production Credit Corporations and Associations -C. R. Arnold, Production Credit Commissioner, Washington, D. C. These associations, organized and chartered under the Farm Credit Act of 1933, through combined action with the Federal intermediate credit bank in each Farm Credit district, form a
The 12 regional agricultural credit corporations (established by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and which are being liquidated), as well as the feed and seed loan activities of the Depart-permanent system to provide short-term credit ment of Agriculture and the Agricultural marketing act revolving fund were also placed under the supervision of the Farm Credit Administrationing, and fattening of livestock, and for the alterawhen consolidation of the system was effected on May 27, 1933.
Authority for the organization and activities of the Farm Credit Administration and the institutions operating under its supervision are found in the following: Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 and amendments thereto, Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929, and amendments thereto, Emergency Relief and Construction Act of 1932, Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of 1933, Farm Credit Act of 1933, Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation Act of 1934, Farm Credit Act of 1935, Federal Credit Union Act of 1934, Farm Credit Act of 1937, and other acts of Congress, either amending the foregoing or of temporary character. Under Reorganization Plan No. 1. effective July 1, 1939, the Farm Credit Administration was transferred to the U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Federal credit unions, which are cooperative thrift and lending organizations, are chartered by the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration, under whose supervision they operate. Memberships are limited to groups having common bonds of occupation or association, or living within welldefined communities. A member of a Federal credit union must purchase at least one $5 share in the organization. Loans may be made to members only, for provident or productive purposes.
Through these federally chartered credit unions the working people of America have lent themselves an estimated $210,000,000 in six years. Federal Land Banks-W E. Rhea, Land Bank Commissioner, Washington, D. C.
Federal Land Banks, established under the authority of the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916 make long-term loans on first mostgages on farm lands. Individuals who receive such loans, giving a first mortgage on their farms as security, must agree to repay them in annual or semi-annual installments. Corporations engaged in raising livestock also are eligible to borrow, under certain limitations. Loans are made for not less than $100 and not more than $50,000 to any one borrower. Application should be made to the secretary-treasurer of the national farm loan association in the community where the farm to be mortgaged is situated.
The Land Bank Commissioner is authorized by the Emergency Farm Mortgage Act of May 12, 1933, and subsequent acts and amendments, to make farm-mortgage loans until June 1, 1942, of a more or less emergency character, separate and distinct from Federal land bank loans. The Federal land banks act as agents of the Land Bank Commissioner in making these loans.
Commissioner loans may be made for the same purposes as land bank loans. In addition, Com
for general agricultural purposes, including loans for the production of crops, for the breeding, raistion, repair and improvement of farm equipment and buildings. In each district, production credit corporations have assisted in the organization of associations, providing most of their capital through subscriptions to their class A stock. Banks for Cooperatives-S. D. Sanders, Cooperative Bank Commissioner; Washington, D. C.
Banks for Cooperatives make loans to farmers' cooperative associations. Commodity loans are made to finance the handling of readily marketable commodities or farm supplies and must be secured by such commodities or supplies. Operating capital loans are used to supplement the cooperative association's own capital funds during times of peak seasonal activity. Physical facility loans are made for the construction, acquisition or refinancing of physical facilities; used by cooperatives in preparing, handling, storing, processing, or merchandising agricultural commodities or farm supplies or to cooperatives furnishing farm business services. Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation-A. G. Black, Governor FCA, is president of the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation, Washington, D. C. The chief function of the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation is to aid in financing the lending operations of the Federal land banks and the Land Bank Commissioner, particularly the farm debt refinancing program begun in the spring of 1933. To do this, the Corporation is authorized to issue and have outstanding at any one time a total of not more than $2,000,000,000 of bonds. The payment of principal and interest on bonds of the Federal Farm Mortgage Corporation is fully and unconditionally guaranteed by the Government and, in addition, the bonds are as readily marketable as United States Government bonds.
Emergency Crop and Feed Loan Section-S. P. Lindsey, Jr., Director; Washington, D. C.
An Act of Congress approved Jan. 29, 1937, authorizes the Governor of the Farm Credit Administration to make loans to farmers for fallowing, for the production and harvesting of crops, and for feed for livestock. The unobligated balance of the crop loan appropriation for the fiscal year 1940, and collections on 1937. 1938 and 1940 loans. was made available by Congress for making 1941 loans.
Emergency crop and feed loans are made only to applicants who are unable to procure from other sources loans in amounts reasonably adequate to meet their needs. Farmers who have adequate security ordinarily are able to obtain needed funds from local production credit associations, banks, and individuals.
The regulations provide that the amount which may be lent to any one borrower during the year shall not exceed $400.