-r P' dw V u I w TO -
AGRICULTURAL ACH I EVEMENTS AND
CONTRIBUTIONS OF BLACKS
by David Hoyt
Technical Information Systems
The contributions of blacks to this
nation's rich and strong agricultural
heritage Is well-documented. Black
History Month (February) has been set
aside to acknowledge some of these
contributions. Until recently little
was known about black agricultural
achievements and contributions with the
exception of those of George Washington
Carver. But in the last few years
several new and important publications
(bibliographies, research guides,
surveys, and histories) have been
written, bringing to light the many
achievements of blacks in agricultural
The novice may very well begin with a
brief chapter by Calvin L. Beale
entitled "The Black American in Agri-
culture" in The Black American
Reference Book, edited by Mabel M.
Smyth (Englewood Cliffs, Prentice Hall,
1976). Beale discusses both the black
farmers and the farmhand from an
historical and sociological point of
view, .and includes a section on the
charatterlstics of farmers and the
future role of Black Americans in
BLACKS, Continued on p. 2
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
nition of the imagination, creativity,
and initiative of Black Americans,
Technical Information Systems
sponsored a poetry reading by Jodi
Braxton on February 11.
A Ph.D. candidate, in the American
Studies program at Yale University,
Jodi Braxton has taught at Yale and
the University of Michigan. She is
the author of 'Sometimes I think of
Maryland,' a collection of poetry, and
co-editor of documentary collection of
Afro-American slave music to be
published by the University of Illi-
nois Press. She speaks of herself: "I
grew up in a small town in Maryland.
My grandmothers taught me family
HISTORY, Continued on p. 2
CHNICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SCIENCE AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
VOL 6, NO. 2 FEBRUARY 1980
BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20705
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HISTORY, Continued from p. 1
history and genealogy, and told me
stories they had heard about slavery;
tales of horror and strength. This
oral tradition constitutes the source
of my artistic consciousness and my
personal strength.' She Is currently
writing a book on autobiography by
black American women. US
BLACKS, Continued from p. 1
agriculture. He does, of course,
mention the accomplishments of Booker
T. Washington wwhose ideas dominated
black agricultural thinking for at
least two generations,w George
Washington Carver "his generation's
foremost black scientist," and T. M.
Cambell "the first black demonstration
specialist." He also mentions the
Tuskegee Institute and its Influence on
black agriculture. This is an
Interesting and useful survey.
For the student who wants to go a
little further The Negro in the United
States: A Selected Bibliography,
compiled by Dorothy B. Porter,
Librarian of the Negro Collection,
Howard. University (Washington, Library
of Congress, 1970) Is an excellent book
to examine. The emphasis of this
bibliography is on recent books in the
collection of the Library of Congress,
and covers reference sources, guides and
indexes, history, business and
economics. It Is especially useful for
Its list of collective and Individual
biographies of Important black
individuals, for example: The Black Man,
His Antecedents, His Genius and His
Achievements by Will Ian W. Brown; Short
Biographical Sketches of Eminent Negro
Men and Women in Europe and the United
States, with Brief Extracts from their
Writings and Public Utterance, by John
E. Bruce; The Life and Adventures of
James P. Beckworth, edited by T. D.
Donon; Harriet Tubman, the Moses of Her
People, by Sarah Bradford; and The
Story of "80 John," A Biography of One
of the Most Respected Negro Ranchmen in
the Old West, by Hettye Branch. Dozens
of other individual bibliographies of
Important Individual black men and
women are also cited.
Another excellent and comprehensive
publication related more directly to
agriculture Is entitled Black Agri-
culturists in the United States
1865-1973: An Annotated Biblio-
ography, by Irwin Weintraub (Univer-
sity Park, Pa., The Pennsylvania State
University Libraries, Ribliographical
Series, No. 7, 1976). This bibliography
cites over a thousand items covering
books, periodicals, newspaper articles,
and a government documents. And, as Wel-
traub notes, "Agricultural historians,
rural sociologists, students of Black
Studies, and other researchers who are
interested in the social structure of
American agriculture will find the
bibliography an Important source for
locating essential material." Again, as'i
any annotated bibliography this wort
cites numerous individual works covering
Negro life and history, cultural,
aesthetic, and scientific accomplishments
To find out who's who among con-
temporary blacks, a new and current
publication will be very useful:
Who's Who Among Black Americans,
1977-1978. This work cites
approximately 13,500 living black
Individuals working In such
occupations as accounting and
auditing, communications, engineer-
Ing, government, library science,
agriculture, farming, conservation,
BLACKS, Continued on p. 3
BLACKS, Continued from p. 2
education, and veterinary medicine. No
field of human endeavor is excluded. Names
such as Walter Bradshow, Stella Marrs, and
Dorothy Smith, stand out in Conservation;
Roscoe Adams, Shelly Bailey, and David
Bralthwaite in Engineering. Among
scientists Shirely Malcom, Alston Meade,
Curtis Porter, and Joseph Wiles are listed.
These are just a few of the many refer-
ence works available in the National
Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Md. The
Library of Congress has over 2,000 books on
Negros and Blacks. Information is readily
available to the student of Black history on
such achievers as Lewis Adams, a self-
educated craftsman; cowboys such as Henry
Beckwith, Emanuel Organ, and Bill Pichett;
important early black farmers such as James
A. Fields, also a Virginia attorney (1887);
Joseph Weaver, a teacher and farmer from
North Carolina; Henry C. Edmunds, a live-
stock farmer from Virginia; or important
leaders such as Frederick Douglas, a leader
in the abolition movement; Nat Turner, the
most famous of slave rebels; W. E. B.
DuBois, editor of Crisis magazine and an
early leader in the NAACP; Marcus Garry, a
black nationalist of the 1920'; and of
course, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X in
our national libraries resources. C&
LEFOHN TO SPEAK AT ALA
Allen S. Lefohn, Chairman, Western
Information Network on Energy, Helena,
Montana, will be the keynote speaker on
the program of the Science and Tech-
nology Section, Association of College
and Research Libraries at the Annual
American Library Association Meeting in
New York. The program is scheduled for
Sunday, June 29, 1980, and will run
from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The title of Lefohn's address is
"Creativity Should We Use It? The
keynote address is scheduled for :00n
a.m.-9:30 a.m. and will include time
for questions. Following the address
the audience will be invited to
participate in one of four concurrent
I. Outreach Getting Information
II. Systems Available for Delivery
III. Machine Readable Bibli-
IV. Collection Development
The panels will deliberate for two
hours, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The partici-
pants will reconvene as a whole at
11:30 a.m. to hear summaries and
recommendations from individual panel
leaders. For further information,
contact Leila Moran, Program Chairman,
STS, Reference Branch, TIS/SEA/USDA,
NAL Building, Room 111, Reltsville,
Md. 20705. ux
LEGISLATION, Continued from p. 12
WiZderness. S. 2031. Designates certain National Forest System lands in the
State of Oregon for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System.
Reported in Senate November 20, 1979, by Energy and Natural Resources
Committee, S. Report 96-421; passed Senate Novenber 26, 1979; referred jointly
to House Interior and Insular Affairs and Agriculture, November 27, 197q9. Q
L N EXHIBIT OF PHOCCS, BOOK, WTIFACTS
This exhibit highlights theii
scientific achievements as
reflected in artifacts,
photos, and writings of Dr.
Elmer Vernon MCollum
(1979-1967), an inter-
nationally prominent scleo-
Earning his way through
high school and college,
McCollum received his B.A.
(1903) and M.A. (1904) from .:.
the University of Kansas
and his Ph.D. (1906) from
Yale University. A farm
..boy from Kansas, McColli
went on to become a pioneer
\.\ in modern nutrition by
discovering in 1913 the
./ .i. -- lportant role played-by
Vitamin A in growth, reproduction, night vision, and the prevention of blindness.
In 1922, McCollui also discovered Vitamin D. He won international scientific
recognition not only for his discoveries of Vitamins A and D but also for his
experimental methods of researching trace elements in food and body tissue.
Through teaching, public service, and popular writing, McCollum alerted a nation tao...
the poor quality of its typical diet.
One of his many writings which was -ntitled laser Knatledge of Nutrition and was
first published in 1918 became a classic text appearing in several editions and
many languages. Throughout his life, McCollum reflected a positive philosophy for
daily life. For McCollum, *... the first element of importance in attaining a
successful life [was] enthusiasm for what one does.'
This traveling exhibit provides a glimpse into the life, achievements, and
philosophy of a successful scientist. It is offered through the courtesy of the
E. V. McCollum commemorative Committee and Archives of the University of Kansas.
For further Inforiation about the exhibit, contact Mrs. Agatha Rider, Dept. of
Biochewistry, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 Nw.
Wolfe St., Baltimore, Md. 21205, telephone (301) 955-3631. Up
ELMER VERNDN IdCOLLUM:
AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED BY ASSOCIATES OF THE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL
Three special awards will be made to
outstanding recipients in the agri-
cultural library community by the
Associates of the National Agricultural
Library, Inc. at their annual meeting
in June 1980.
The Associates will honor outstanding
performance in three different
categories. Those honored must be
nominated for this special attention by
their exceptional contributions to the
improvement of the agricultural library
system and its literature.
The three categories are: (1) PROFES-
SIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for any
published contribution to library
literature or meritorious accomplish-
ment in the library science field.
Eligibility: Open to agricultural/
biological librarians and to members of
the Associates NAL, Inc.
(2) CITATION OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION
for special achievement and/or service
given to the National Agricultural
Library, to other agricultural
libraries, or significant achievements
leading to advancement of the library
science field. Eligibility: Opened to
concerned Individuals and organizations
in the agricultural field, NAL staff,
and the Associates NAL, Inc.
(3) DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
recognizes and encourages meritorious
performance exceeding job requirements
at the National Agricultural Library,
Eligibility: Open to all members of
the National Agricultural Library
All nominations should be mailed not
later than May 31, 1979, to
The Award takes the form of a bronze medallion.
Ms. Barbara Williams Jenkins, Box
1565, South Carolina State College,
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115.
Each nomination should include the
following Information: (1) Name of
the award for which the candidate is
proposed, (2) a brief statement of
the basis of the nomination and,
where appropriate, a bibliography
which supports the nomination.
The Associates NAL, Inc. seek your
participation and interest. Q&
Frech oodland strawbemrries
The Ikebana International Vashington, D.C. Chapter No. 1, Inc. presented
to the U.S. National Arboretum Library on January 18, 1980 the Mary
Cokely Wood Rare Book Collection of texts on Japanese flower arranging.
These pictures were taken at the reception held in the administration
building of the National Arboretum.
OF NOTE <
Development of American AgricuZture: A
Historical Analysis. Willard Wesley
Cochrane. Minneapolis, University of
Minnesota Press, 1979. 464 pp. ISBN
0-8166-0929 (hardcover) $30. ISBN
0-8166-0929-2 (paperback) $12.50.
Order from publisher.
Flowering Plant Index of Illustration
and Information. The Garden Center of
Greater Cleveland. Richard T. Isaac-
son. Boston, G. K. Hall, 1979.
2 v. ISRN 0-8161-0301-1. $200.
Order front publisher.
Integrated Peat Management--A Program
of Research for the State Agricultural
Experiment Stations and the Colleges of
1980. A study conducted by the
Intersociety Consortium for Plant
Protection for the Experinent Station
Committee on Organization and Policy,
1979. Free. Available from Dr. J. L.
Apple, Associate Director, N.C.
Agricultural Research Service, N. C.
State University, Box 5847, Raleigh,
Index-Catalogue of Medical.and
Veterinary Zoology. Supplement 22,
Part 6, Sections A, B, and C. Section
A, Subject Headings A-I; Section B,
Subject Headings J-Z; and Section C,
Treatment. Washington, D.C., Science
and Education Administration, USDA,
1979. Free. Order from Index-Catalog
of Medical and Veterinary Zoology,
Bldg. 1180 API, BARC-E, Beltsvllle,
Primer for Agricultural Libraries.
Olga Lendvay. 2nd. ed., rev. and enl.
Wageningen, Centre for Agricultural
Publishing and Documentation, 1980.
91 pp. ISBN 90-220-0727-8. 15 Dutch
G (app. $8).
Proceedings of Symposium on Farm Estate
Issues Raised by the Tax Reform Act of
1976. (ESCS-73). 1979. Economics,
Statistics, and Cooperatives Service,
USDA, Washington, DC 20250. Free.
Apply to issuing agency.
Science Indicators 1978. 11th Annual
Report of the National Science Board,
National Science Foundation. Available
from Superintendent of Documents,
Government Printing Office, Washington,
DC 20402. Stock No. 038-000-00416-6.
Texas AJM University has received a
Strengthening Grant under Title XII,
Public Law 94-161, Section 296 to
support agricultural development in
underdeveloped countries for the next
five years. The first year and most of
the coming years will be devoted to
Latin America. The University
Libraries will be attempting to build a
research level collection in the fields
of agriculture, nutrition, health,
women as they relate to agriculture,
small farming, animal science, dairy
science, agriculture economics, forest
science, poultry science, food produc-
tion, soil and crop sciences, plant
sciences and horticulture published In
or about Latin America. Any sources of
Information which might be useful would
be of great Interest. If any Institution
has any duplicate publications in these
fields that they would like to exchange
or discard, please contact: Mary Ferris
Burns, Resource Development Division,
Texas A&M University Libraries, College
Station, Texas 77843 Q&
TRhe fiM elmind bh e oawnl by tle 1Lksy; itbke lbm*k ca bM ln 4 netl
becm mutabgd. Itm f fin=n wse madab hem the LIbmy tboq blu-- W phuoNIm.
Annotated Bibliography and Subject
Index on the Shortnose Sturgeon,
Aeipenser brevirostrum. James G. Hoff.
(NOAA Technical Report NFS SSRF0731).
[Seattle], U.S. Dept. of Commerce,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, National Marine
Fisheries Service. April 197Q. 16 p.
165 citations. Order from:
Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington,
D.C. 20402. Stock No. 003-017-00452-0.
An Annotated Bibliography of Weeds as
Reservoirs for Organisms Affecting
Crops. I. Nematodes. Leo E. Bendixen,
Dean A. Reynolds, and R. M. Riedel.
(Ohio Agricultural Research and
Development Center. Research Bulletin
1109). Wooster, Ohio Agricultural
Research and Development Center. March
1979. 64 p. Approx. 175 citations.
Order from: Publisher, U.S. 250 and Ohio
83 South, Wooster, OH 44691. Free.
(NAL call no.: 100 CH3S(2)).
An Annotated Bibliography of the Larch
Casebearer (Coleophora tariee la
[Hubner]l).Robert E. Denton and Leon J.
Theroux. (USDA Forest Service. General
Technical Report INT-52). Ogden, Utah,
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest
Service, Intermountain Forest and Range
Experiment Station. June 1979. 29 p.
177 citations. Order from: Publisher,
Ogden, UT 84401. Free. (NAL call
m \ '
Coal and the Environment Abstract
Series: Bibliography on Mined-Land
Reclamation. V. E. Gleason. (Inter-
agency Energy-Environment Research and
Development Series EPA-600/7-79-102).
Cincinnati, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Office of Research and Develop-
ment, Industrial Environmental Research
Laboratory. April 1979. 372 p. Approx.
1,265 citations with abstracts. Order front:
National Technical Information Service,
Springfield, VA 22161. Order No. PB
298191. Price: $20. NAL call no.:
Boleani Obmena Veshchestv Sel'skokho-
xiaistoennykh Zhivatnykh i Ptits:
Ukazatel' Literatury za 1975-1978 gg.
... (Metabolic Disorders in Farm
Animals and Fowl: Literature Guide for
1975-1978...). Complied by D. Kh.
Bortnikova. Moskva, TSNSKhB VASKhNIL.
1979. 228 p. 1,033 annotated
citations. Price unavailable.
Krosiia Poehvy i Bor'ba a Rei:
Ukazatet' Literatury za 1977 g. ...
(Soil Erosion and Its Prevention:
Literature Guide for 1977 ...).
N. B. Naletova. Moskva, TSNSKhB
VASKhNIL. 1978. 105 p. 601 annotated
citations. Price unavailable.
Iapot'soveastie Solomy i Polovy v
Sel'skoa Khosiaistve: kaatel' ...
Literature ma 1972-1978 gg. ... (Use of
Straw and Chaff in Agriculture:
Literature Guide for 1972-1978 ...).
T. G. Man'ko. Moskva, TSNSKhb VASKhNIL.
1979. 173 p. 895 annotated citations.
BIBLLO, Continued on p. 1
BIBLIO, Continued from p. 8
Recent Publications of Range Research.
Oakland, Calif., U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture, Science and Education
Administration, Western Region. August
1979. 11 p. Approx. 256 citations.
Order from: Publisher, 1333 Broadway,
Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94612. Free.
(NAL call No.: aZ5074.R27U55).
Voamozhnostei: Ukazatel' Literatury sa
1969-1977 gg. ... (Triticale--Crop of
Great Possibilities: Literature guide
for 1969-1977 ...). N. P. Ivanova.
Moskva, TSNSKhB VASKhNIL. 1978. 135 p.
636 annotated citations. Price
Western Energy and Land Use Team
Publications: An Annotated Bibli-
ography. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service. Biological Services Program.
WELUT-79/10). Fort Collins, Colorado,
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Fish and
Wildife Service, Office of Biological
Services, Western Energy and Land Use
Team. October 1979. 35 p. Approx. 78
annotated citations. Order front:
Publication Request clerk, U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, Western Energy
and Land Use Team, Drake Creekside I,
2625 Redwing Rd., Ft. Collins, CD
Zoogigiena i Veterinarnaia Sanitariia v
UkazateZ' Literatury za 1974-1977 gg.
... (Animal Hygiene and Veterinary
Sanitation in Industrial Livestock
Production: Literature Guide for
1974-1977 ...). K. IV. Tarasova.
Moskva, TSNSKhB VASKhNIL. 1978. 207 p.
1,119 annotated citations. Price
Clearance has been granted to USDA
authors to compile or publish the
Bibliography for Rooting Habits of
Commercial Tree Species of North-
eastern United States. Penninah Smith
and Leanne Every. For Information
contact: David Linton, 1630 Publica-
tions, USDA, Forest Service, NE, 370
Reed Rd., Broomall, PA 19008.
Hops: A Bibliography of English
Language Publications, 1898-1979.
C. E. Zimermann. For information
contact: Compiler, Irrigated Agri-
cultural Research and Extension Center,
USDA, SEA, AR, WR,.P.O. Box 30,
Prosser, WA 99350.
Bibliography on Forestry in Puerto"
Rico. Jo Anne Feheley and Menandra
Mosquera. For Information contact; Jo
Anne Feheley, Institute of Tropical
Forestry, USDA Forest Service, P.O. Box
AQ, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 00928.
The Economies of Agricultural Pest
Control: An Annotated Bibliography,
1960-79. Craig D. Osteen, Edward B.
Bradley, and L. Joe Moffitt. For
information contact: Debra Ritter, ESCS
Information, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture,
Room 1656 South Bldg., Washington,
WICK Bil IGGRPAIF SERIES
The bibliographies in this series are
primarily computerized online or batel
ibliographies emanating from searehei
performed by the UIS Reference Staff
in resppose to customer requests.
Searches are selected for inclusion
based on the currency of the topic,
interest among clientele relative
length approximatelyy 15S citations o:
more) and probable value to a larger
audience. All titles in this series
will be listed for four months.
Revisions or updates mill be re-
numbered and reannounced. Only one
copy of a title will be sent; however
requesters may make copies. To
request a copy of a Quick Bibliograph'
aend the title, series number, end a
return addressed label to:
Technical Information Systems, SEA,
National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, 1D 20705
NML--BIBL.--79-23. UrtS FonetrW,
1973-1978. 368 citations from
AGRICO.A. Search by Jayne T. MacLea
and Charles N. Bebee. September 1979
MAL-BIBL.-79-24. Agriumlue and
Alternate Energy Souwee, 1968-1978.
136 citations from AGRICCLA. Search
by David R. Hoyt and Charles N.
Bebee. july 1979.
ML--BIBL.-79-25. Adjuaants and
Shkfaetaite on Plants, 1969-1978.
196 citations from AGRICOLA. Search
by Charles N. Bebee. July 1979.
NAL--aIBL.-79-26. Atmri e,
1974-1978. 296 citatiems from
AERICKLA. Search by Charles N.
Bebee. July 1979.
NAL--BIBL.-79-27. Drip and Trieke
Irrigation 1974-1978. 265
citatioes fro AGRICILA. Search
by David Hoeyt and Charles N. Bebee.
NMA-BIBL.-79-23. OWgaOid arm~gU
"h ad GsrniguM 196-1785. 200
citations freomARICOLA. Search
by Charles N. Btbee. July 1979.
NAL--8 L.-79-29. Vsather dele
r and Siulatian Stadiee Applied to
Agricultune, 1970-1978. 133
citations from AGRICLA. Search
by David R. Hayt. July 1979.
NAL--BIBL.-79-30. Uood as Plet
and an Alternative EKrMWgy
Soume. 1968-1978. 122 citatimos
freo AGRICOLA. Search by Charles
N. Bebee. July 1979.
NAL-BIBL.-79-31. ab IPbmilies
and Ptmily P1 os, 1968-1978.
131 citatiess froAGRIIIOLA.
Search by Charles N. Babee.
m Septetber 1979.
co.mdities and haE l People,
1969-1978. 279 citations from
AGRICOLA. Search by Charles N.
Bebee. September 1979.
Omwerhip of U.S. AgriCeuZtuaM
Lande, 1970-l ember 1978. 61
citatiems froJAIGICOLA. Search I
David R. Hoyt. September 1979.
NAL--BItL. 79-34. TheaSurt and
FoYdbularies for mn in Searnhing
Agriuiturafly aBlatedl iaa ase,
1969-1979. Search by Charles N.
Bebes. January 1910.
MAL--BIBL.--79-35. vaugNteu ,
1975-1978. 35 citation from
AGRICOLA. Search by Jerry
Rafats. December 1979.
QI BIBL. olstim.d a- p. 11
QUICK BIBL. Continued from p. 10
NAL.--BIBL. 79-36. Christmas Tree
Production, 1969-June 1979. 315
citations from AGRICOLA. Search
by Jerry Rafats. December 1979.
NAL--BIBL. 80-01. Direct Marketing:
Farmer to Consumer, 1968-1979.
Search by Sheldon Cheney. January
NAL--BIBL. 80-02. AlZelopathy: the
HarmfuZ Effects of Chemicals
Produced by One Plant Upon
Another, 1970-1978. 176 citations.
Search by Henry Gilbert. November
NAL--BIBL. 80-03. Greenhouse Energy
Conservation, 1974-1979. Search
by Charles N. Bebee. January 1980.
NAL--BIBL.-80-04. Plant Explorations
and Introductions, 1970-1979. 271
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Ann Juneau. January 1980.L&
I (3 ^^ ^
Economics, Statistics, and Cooperative
Service (ESCS) of the U.S. Department
of Agriculture is testing new methods
of distributing information from its
publications without actual distri-
bution of its publications. This new
method is expected to realize sub-
stantial cost savings. The new system
is based on ESCS Research Abstracts, a
four-page listing of new ESCS publica-
tions with a brief sunmary of each
publication. Core audiences for ESCS
publications will continue to receive
the publications automatically.
Secondary audiences will get abstract/
summary announcements of publications
of special Interest to them. Third
level audiences will receive the new
abstract publication as notification of
publication availability, along with a
mail-back order form. State Agri-
cultural Experiment Station Directors
are on the mailing list to receive the
ESCS Research Abstracts. For further
information, contact ESCS Research
Abstracts, 0054-S, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250.C&
4-H Publications System
A workshop was held December 4-5, 1979,
at the National Agricultural Library
for 4-H representatives from Kansas,
Iowa, Indiana, and Illinois to
implement a pilot project designed by
Library and Extension Staff for the
bibliographic input of 4-H Extension
publications. Bibliographic citations
of 4-H publications from the four North
Central States will be added to the
AGRICOLA database during this pilot.
The source for acquisition of each
publication will appear in the online
citation, thus promoting access and
resource sharing among the users. Upon
completion of the pilot project, all 12
of the North Central States will parti-
cipate in a workshop for training on
Inputting bibliographic information for
4-H Extension publications Into
AGRICOLA. The workshop is scheduled
for May 1980. Objectives of this
project are twofold: to provide online
access to 4-H Extension publications
and by sharing of publications among
the States, to reduce the cost of
producing 4-H Extension publications.
For further information, contact Jerry
Paulsen, Technical Information Systems,
SEA/USDA, 5th Floor, NAL Bldg.,
Beltsville, M) 20705, telephone
(301) 344-3750. C&
CAMTOL HILL LEGISIATlON
PForetry Loan Act 1979. H.R. 4728. Authorizes and directs Secretary of
Agriculture to conduct a pilot program of loans providing for periodic
disbursements to owners of nonindustrial private forest lands. Reported from
House Agriculture Committee January 23, 1980; ff. Report 96-735.
Price Supports. S. 2199. Authorizes Secretary of Agriculture to make price
support loans available to producers on their 1979 crops of wheat, corn, and
-feed grains without regard to whether they participated in the Federal
programs in effect for such commodities, and to announce and carry out a
cropland set-aside program for the 1980 crops of wheat, corn, and feed grains.
No legislative action through February 8.
Reoleaation. U.R. 6299. Brantley Project Pecos River Basin, New Mexalico
Reauthorization Act of 1979. Amends section 206 of the Reclamation Project
Authorization Act of 1972. Authorizes $172,728,000 for construction of
Brantley project and sums which may be required for operation and maintenance
of the project. No legislative action through February 8.
Research. B.R. 5428. Provides for research and development programs to
increase the utilization of biomass. Referred to House Agriculture; House
Interstate and Foreign Commerce; and Science and Technology Committees
jointly, September 27, 1979. Bill pending in committee.
Skall Business, SazZ.er Enterprise, Regulatory Improvement Act. N.R. 4860.
Amends Small Business Act to provide regulatory flexibility for small
businesses and small organizations to minimize unnessary burdens in complying
with Federal rules and reporting requirements. Reported from House Small
Business Comnittee October 17, 1979; B.R. 96-519, pt. 1; referred to the
judiciary Committee October 17, 1979.
Sugar Agreement. H.R. 6029. Provides for implementation of International
Sugar Agreement of 1977. Referred to House Agriculture and House Ways and
Means Committees jointly, December 4, 1979; reported frem Ways and Means,
December 20, 1979; H. Report 96-725, pt. 1.
Target Prices. N.R. 6294. Amends Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 to
establish certain loan levels whenever the export sales of certain commodities
are suspended. On day suspension Is initiated Secretary of Agriculture shall
set loan level for such commodity under Agriculture Act of 1949, as amended, at
90 percent of the parity price for the commodity. No legislative action
through February 8.
Water Resources Development Act of 1979. B.R. 4788. Authorizes construction,
repair and preparation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, for
navigation, flood control, etc. Referred to House Public Works and Transporta-
tion Cownittee July 13, 1979; reported with amendment October 10, 1979; ff.
Report 96-508; considered in the House January 23, 28, 29, 1980; passed Hoise
February 5; referred to Senate Environmental and Public Works Cowmittee
Wetlands. S. 837. Amends Water Bank Act authorizing Secretary of Agriculture
to adjust payment rates with respect to initial conservation agreements and to
designate certain areas as wetlands. Referred to the Conwittee on Agriculture,
Nutrition, and Forestry, March 29, 1979; reported with an awendwent Decewher 5,
1979; S. Report 96-449. Indefinitely postponed December 18, 1979.
12 LEGIS.aIW, Coatimunied p. 5
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BAKUL IN, V. I. Rotary Hoe Harrow for
Hard Soils. Translated from Russian:
Mekhanisateiya i EZektrifikatsiya
Khoayaietva, 3:11-13. 1979. TRANS.
BASHIROV, R. M. Study of the
Resistance of Plows by the Method of
Planning of Experiments. Translated
from Russian: Mekhanizataiya i
SeZ'akogo Khoayaistva, 3:9-11. 1979.
BECK, E. G. List of Chemical Processes
for Disinfection. Translated from
German: Zbt. Bakt. Hyg. I. Abt.
Orig. U. 164:397-411, 1977. TRANS.
No. 25119. TT 78-59446
BELYAEV, V. I. Basis of Parameters of
Traction Device Looseners. Translated
from Russian: Mekhanisateiya i
Sel'ekogo Khozyaistva, 3:13-15.
1979. TRANS. No. 25102.
BLEDNYKH, V. V. Interaction of the
Cutting Edge of a Weeding Sweep of a
Cultivator With Weed Plants. Trans-
lated from Russian: Traktory i
Set'khoamashiny, 4:21. 1979. TRANS.
BURCHENKO, P. N. Influence of Speed on
the Resistance to Deformation of Soil
and Other Components of the Draft
Resistance of a Wedge. Translated
from Russian: Traktory i Set'khoa-
nnahiny ,4, 19-20, 1979. TRANS. No.
CHIMISHKIAN, K. L. The Influence of
Brucella Abortus on the Course of
Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Mice.
Translation from Russian: Voprosy
VirusoZogii, 2:202-206. 1977. TRANS.
DEGRAF, G. A. Influence of Speed of
Operation on the Loss of Weight by
Wear of Plowshares. Translated from
Russian: Veetnik Set'ekokhoayaietven-
noi Nauki, Kazakhetana, AZma-Ata,
10:111-113, 1977. TRANS. No. 25081.
DEGRAF, G. A. Dynamic Variation of Stress
in the Tilled Soil Layer. Translated
from Russian: Vestnik Set'ekokhozyai-
stvennoi Nauki, Kaaakhatana, AZma-Ata,
1:90-92, 1978. TRANS. No. 25080.
DZHUMAKULOV, S. B. Movement of Sol I
Along the Wing of a Rotary Tiller
Blade. Translated from Russian:
Voprosy Mekhanimataii i Elektrifika-
taii Set'ekogo Khoayaietva, Sredneaa.
NIl Mekhaniaateii i EZektrifikateii
Set. Khoa-va., Tashkent, 14:45-50,
HESSE, T. Shearing Behavior of
Granular Agricultural Aggregates.
Translated from German: Grundlagen
der Landtechnik 27(6):205-213, 1977.
TRANS. No. 25069.
KHMARA, L. A. Study of Digging Earth
by a Bulldozer With a Two-Knife
Working Tool. Translated from
Russian: cen-nit... i n^roshnye
May 11-14: LIFE CYCLE PROBLEMS AND
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May 13-15: SYMPOSIT: TE BHISTRY OF
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ASM University, College Station, TX.
Contact: Irvin M. May, Research
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AAM University, College Station, TX
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113 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820.
June 29-July 2: CONFERENCE ON VITAMIN
B6 MRETODS NUTRITION STATUS. Tinber-
line Lodge, Ore. Contact: James Keklem,
Oregon State University, Depts. of
Foods and Nutrition, Corvallis, OR
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MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. Washington,
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930 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL
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Corvallis, CR 97331.
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Entomological Society of America,
4603 Calvert Rd., College Park, MD
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UJTRITION CONGRESS VI. Los Angeles,
Calif. Contact: Max Milner, Executive
Officer, American Institute of Nutrition,
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20014.
August 17-20: TREES IN TE 2set
CETfrRY. University of Sussex,
Brighton, England. U.S. Contact:
Gordon King, Dept. of Landscape
Architecture and Regional Planning,
University of Massachusetts, Anherst,
MA 01003. 4
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CALENDAR, COttbi d Wn p. P S
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH RESULTS (ARR-S).
New Orleans, La., U.S. Dept. of Agri-
culture, Science and Education Adminis-
tration, Agricultural Research,
Southern Region. Vol. 1, 1979-
ANNUAL REPORT TO THE SECRETARY OF
AGRICULTURE JOINT COUNCIL ON FOOD AND
AGRICULTURE SCIENCES. Washington,
Joint Council on Food and Agricultural
Sciences. 1978- aS21.A85j6
COLD REGIONS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
Amsterdam, Elsevier. Vol. 1, 1979-
CRC HANDBOOK SERIES IN ZOONOSES. Boca
Raton, Fla., CRC Press. Vol. 1, 1979-
DEVELOPMENTS IN GENETICS. Amsterdam,
New York, Elsevier North Holland
Biomedical Press. Vol. 1, 1979-
DIRECTORY OF ONLINE DATA BASES. Santa
Monica, Calif., Cuadra Associates.
Vol. 1, 1979- Z699.22.D5
FEDERAL REGULATORY DIRECTORY. Washing-
ton Congressional Quarterly Inc.
THE HERB QUARTERLY. Wilmington, Vt.,
Uphill Press. No. 3, 1979-
UMWFELTSCHUTZ. Grafenau/Wurtt., Lexika-
Verlag. Vol. 1, 1979- TD3.U53
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Ames, Iowa 50011
David Brewster, Agricultural History
Branch, Economics, Statistics, and
Cooperatives Service, U.S. Dept. of
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