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Libary & information science abstracts
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Bibliography of agriculture
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Publication began with Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1975).
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Vols. prior to v. 4, no. 1 issued by the National Agricultural Library; v. 4, no. 1-v. 7, no. 7 issued by the Technical Information Systems, Science and Education Administration; v. 7, no. 8/9- issued by the National Agricultural Library.
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Vol. 1-4, no. 1 were issued by the National Agricultural Library.
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Vols. for 1978- Aug./Sept. 1981 classed: A 106.109:
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 3 (Mar. 1979).
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Has occasional supplements.

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S 9 UMELBRICULTURAL
U LI LIBRARIES
OCT 22 1979 FORMATION

SA.S. Univ. of Flrien NOTES


Japan honors Mohrhardt


reeni" fiasr.Mahdvfardt with the third Order of the Rising Sun.

b4tummm imp7t 'etty on May 18 at Japan's National Dr. Mohrhardt has appeared twice as a speaker at All-
Diet or I Kis hida, library director, decorated Japan Library Conference and helped plan three
a *ikli dt, former Council of Ibrary U.S.-Japan conferences on libraries and information
*ied enir pogran' officer and former director science in higher education. In 1971 he assisted the
t : l Agric a cultural library; with the third Rockefeller Foundation in a study of library education
Or* *' Pslu SA: The accompanying citation in Japan. He has twice been a U.S. delegate to the
S:: *m dt. Mora"-t*s long years of meritorious Pacific Science Congress, serving as co-chairman in
E*.....p.ntap "nemanid to the Natioual 1966, and in 1967 he was the chief of the U.S.
M.i N Mx rthdt-es, association with delegation to the International Federation for
lsftar i sip hpgga in 1957 wh.n, as a U.S. Documentation conference in Tokyo.
1 datin *j ttteqa^ite Tdkyain ting xon the inter-
S a cba oIulkati in the Indo-Pacific Dr. Mohrhardt served as Director of the National Agri-
rli l pricipated in the cultural Library from 1954-1968.
ithfe ian Federation of --Recent Developments 7(3) August 1979
S........l ^ ..a: ..: ... Council on Library Resources

lAriU SVSTMS VOL. 5, 'NO. 9 SEPTEMBER 1979
f INA..I.STRATION BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND 20706








JOHNSON ACCEPTED FOR
LITTAUER PROGRAM



Carol Johnson,
Chief, Analysis
Branch, Library
Operations
Division, Techni-
cal Informations
Systems, SEA/
USDA, will
start in September
a nine-month
training program
at Harvard Uni-
versity. This is
the Lucius N. Littauer Program in Public Administration.
The program provides an opportunity to public servants
. when impeding change in professional responsi-
bilities renders a period of academic enrichment
particularly useful .. to acquire new analytic skills
or refresh old ones to enhance performance on the
job." Qualifications for the program include demonstra-
tion of strong managerial or analytic capabilities, promise
for future leadership, and experience, desire, and need
for professional education in public administration and
policy.

As an Administrative Librarian in the Federal Govern-
ment, Johnson has had increasingly higher levels of
duties and responsibilities in the areas of acquisition,
organization, analysis and utilization of large scientific
and technical library collections ip the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and Air Force Cambridge Research
Laboratory.

Johnson's selection attests to her knowledge and ability
and reflects the Department's desire to encourage
the advancement of capable people.


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION r'|
ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND RESEARCt
LIBRARIES

The Science and Technology Section held its annual
business and program meeting on Wednesday, June 27,
at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, during w *
the American Library Association Annual Convention.
A discussion of the name change from Agricultural and
Biological Sciences Section to Science and Technology
Section publicized the purpose of the change to broaden
the concept of the section and thus increase the
participation of ALA members. It is hoped that this
Section will attract all those with a science orientation
and provide an appropriate forum for their views. The
proposed Bylaws of the Section, reflecting the name
change, were published in C & RL News, May 1979.
The new officers of the Section are Leila Moran, Chair,
National Agricultural Library, TIS/SEA/USDA,
Beltsville, MD 20705; Tom Kirk, Chair-elect, Library/-
Learning Center, University of Wisconsin/Parkside,
Kenosha, WI 53141 and Anaclare Evans, Secretary-elect,
Medical Library, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
48201.

The program speaker was Feenan Jennings, Director
of the Sea Grant Program, Texas A&M University.
His talk, "Frontiers of Oceanography," described some
of the multi-disciplinary research being conducted and
brought out some of the results of this exploration.
Such topics as the parallelism of opposite shores,
weather formation and prediction and ocean bottom
mining were discussed. The talk was enhanced by
color slides. The question and answer session was, to
say the least, very lively.

Dolores B. Owen
Secretary S & TS/ACRL

AGRICOLA User's Guide. Charles L Gilreath.
Beltsville, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Science and
Education Administration, 1979. Various paging.
(Agricultural Reviews and Manuals. ARM-H-7).
Free. Three new features not included in the
first edition which will be useful to searchers
are: listing of 25 saved searches, chapter on BRS;
and an insert manual in pocket. To request a copjy,
send a return mailing label to IReference Branch,
TIS/SEA/USDA, Room 302, NAL Bldg.,
Beltsville, MD 20705.








INFORMATION SERVICES FOR
MYCOLOGISTS
The Commonwealth Mycological Institute offers an
important identification service to scientists. A staff
of 14 taxonomists are engaged in identifying micro-
fungi and plant pathogenic bacteria sent in by plant
pathologists, mycologists, microbiologists, and others
in all parts of the world.

The identification service is free to workers in Common-
wealth countries that contribute funds to the Common-
wealth Agricultural Bureaux. A charge is made to
others to cover part of the time-consuming cost of
identification.

In addition to the expertise of its staff, the service has
herbarium and culture collections and a comprehensive
library of taxonomic works. Good scientific instru-
ments and equipment, including an interference
contrast photomicroscope and a scanning election
microscope facilitate the work. Recently, short
training courses have been developed to instruct field
pathologists in the methods and techniques used in
identifying rn.icrofungi.

For further information on the identification service,
write the Director of the Commonwealth Mycological
Institute, Ferry Lane, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9
3AF, England.

Digested from CAB Nevs
no. 4, Summer 1979


CAB News. No. 4, Summer 1979 q. Free to sub-
scribers to CAB journals and users of CAB services.
Nos. 1-3 were issued within-house and are not
available.

Request from The Editbr, CAB News, Commonwealth
Bureau of Soils, Rothamsted Experimental Station,
Harpenden, Herts, AL52JQ, UK. ISSN 0308-8480.


NEW CHIEF OF LENDING
BRANCH AT NAL

Jan Kennedy, director of
S Steenbock Memorial Library,
S University of Wisconsin-Madison,
has accepted an appointment as
Chief of the Lending Branch,
National Agricultural Library,
Technical Information Systems, Science and Education
Administration, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Beltsville,
Md., effective October 9, 1979. Previous experience
includes positions as director of Alverno College Library
Center and chairperson of Alverno's Library Science
Department, interlibrary loan librarian at University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and reference librarian in business
and law at Michigan State University.

Kennedy was educated in Australia. She has served as
President of the Wisconsin Association of
Academic Libraries, and on numerous other Wisconsin
Library Association committees. L&



DOROTHY HANSELL AWARDS PRESENTED
BY AABGA

In July at the Annual Meeting of the American Associa-
tion of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta, two Dorothy
Hansell Awards were presented to organizations which
displayed some aspect of outstanding journalism or
graphics design.
Strybing Arboretum received an award for their
superior May brochure. The judges comments: "Supert
Congratulations on labeling everything and for a good
map!"
Missouri Botanical Garden was recognized for its out-
standing bulletin. Their publication was judged
"fascinating and very high-rated in human interest".

The Dorothy Hansell Award is a tribute to a woman who
stood for excellence in horticultural and botanical
journalism. She was the editor of The New York
Botanical Garden's Garden Journal, the Newsletter and
Bulletin of the Holly Society of America, the American
Bonsai Society Journal and the AABGA. Bulletin. C&









NEBRASKA NATURAL RESOURCES
INFORMATION SYSTEM (NNRIS)

The Nebraska Legislature passed in 1969, Legislative
Bill 384 directing the Nebraska Natural Resources
Commission to establish, maintain, and administer a
data bank on soil and water resources of the State.
All data stored in the Natural Resources Information
System is identified on the basis of standard hydrologic
units, and location information such as county,
natural resources district, township-range, latitude-
longitude, and station number. The data is organized
and indexed chronologically. The information is
updated regularly on an annual basis, except for
the well registrations which are updated every
three months. All data is currently processed at
the University of Nebraska Lincoln Computing
Facility, on an IBM 360 or 370 system, and accessed
through a remote terminal IBM 3741 located in the
State Office Building and the Natural Resources
Commission office.

A user's manual is available. The services of the
Data Bank are free and user-orientedfor all
governmental agencies and the public. There is
no processing or handling cost involved. A minimal
execution cost is charged to cover the computer use
involved in retrieving information.

The user community is greatly encouraged to make
maximum use of the Nebraska Natural Resources
Information System. The contact person in this
regard would be Mahendr Bansal, Head of the Data
Bank Section, Natural Resource Commission, State
Office BEuilding, P.O. Box 94876, Lincoln,
Nebraska 68509, or call (402) 471-2081 during
the office hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Extracted NAWDEX Newsletter
from No. 5, July 1979
NA WDEX (National Water Data Exchange) Newsletter.
Issue No. 5, July 1979. Free. Available from U.S.
Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, 421
National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, Va.
22092. Telephone: (703) 860-6031; (FTS) 928-6031.
Published on an unscheduled basis to keep NAWDEX
members informed of the status of activities of the
Program Office and the Assistance Centers. j(


The Congressional Bills and Resolutions of the 96th
Congress are now being made available to depository
libraries upon request from the Government Printing
Office. Each print of a bill is issued separately.
Depository libraries may now receive the bills in hard
copy or on microfiche (24x), but it should be noted
that the microfiche edition is issued about I to 1-1/2
months after a bill is printed.

The Law Branch, NAL/TIS, receives the microfiche
set and will provide a diazo microfiche copy of
individual bills to USDA employees and libraries
upon request. Mr. Robert Jones, at (202)447-74654,
is tl;e contact person for this service.

The Congressional Bills and Resolutions are not avail,
able as a sales item from GPO. Anyone interested in
purchasing a set should write to the Joint Committe* V
on Printing, S 151 U.S. Capitol, Washington,
D.C. 20510.

i.. ,

The Code of Federal Regulations is also available ,
to depository libraries either in hard copy or on
microfiche (24x). Anyone else may purchase it from.
GPO for $450 a year, hard copy or $225 on micro-.
fiche.





CLARIFICATION ON OASIS OUTLOOK
AND SITUATION INFORMATION
SYSTEM

The OASIS agricultural data base as announced in
the July ALIN is not yet available to the public. OA
plans are to provide direct public access to the data
and generalize software, most likely through a com-
mercial time sharing system (s) but work necessary t
to permit this access has not been completed. A new
announcement will be made when a means for public
access is available. I




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B B ANEW
BIBLIOGRAPHIES _


The titles listed below are owned by the Library; those lacking call numbers have not yet
been cataloged. The foreign titles are available from the Library through loan or photocopy.


Indian Theses on Groundnut, a Bibliography, 1948-1977.
Shree Ram Yadav, S. Prasannalakshmi, and P.S. Jadhao.
::Hyderabad, International Crops Research Institute for
the Semi-Arid Tropics, 1978. 48 p. (Information
SBulletin 4). 303 citations. Order from ICRISAT,
1-11-256 Begumpet, Hyderabad 500016(A.P.) India.

JAedical Information Systems (A Bibliography with
Abstracts). Elizabeth A. Harrison. Springfield, VA.
National Technical Information Systems, 1979. 182 p.
NTIS/PS-79/0123/4WL Price Code: PCNOI/MFNO .
Supersedes NTIS/PS-78/0031. Update NTIS/PS-
S6/1048. 176 abstracts, 31 of which are new entries
to the previous edition.

Selected Bibliography of the Clearing Borers (Sesiidae)
of the United States and Canada. J. D. Solomon and
i J E. Dix. New Orleans, La., 1979. 18 p. (U.S. Forest
Service. Southern Forest Experiment Station. General
Technical Report SO-22). Free. Available from the
Station, U.S. Postal Services Bldg., 701 Loyola Ave.,
:New Orleans, LA 70113.


Taxonomic Literature, a Selective Guide to Botanical
Publications and Collections with Dates, Commentaries
:pd Type& R. S. Cowan and F. A. Stafleu. 2nd ed.
:Vol il:H-Le. Utrecht, Bohn Scheltema of Holkema,
1ots Hague, dr. W. Junk b.v., Publishers, 1979 (Regnumn
vegetable vol. 98).

CORRECTION

The Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture includes
members from agencies government wide, not just
Agriculture and Commerce as was mentioned in the
introduction of the list of aquaculture translations
WUblished as the supplement to the August issue of
hJL-MN. The Department of Commerce is the lead
agency in this effort with the Language Services
iBrmnch of the National Marine Fisheries Service,
L NOAA having the responsibility for the contracting
Mwrangements for having the translations completed.


CLEARANCE HAS BEEN GRANTED TO USDA
AUTHORS TO PUBLISH THE FOLLOWING
BIBLIOGRAPHIES:

Bibliography of Agricultural Bibliographies, 1978.
Charles N. Bebee. Contact: Automated Retrieval Section.
Reference Branch, Library Operations Division,
TIS/SEA/USDA, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Bibliography of the Date.Palm. R. W. Nixon.
Approximately 1200 entries. Contact: John B.
Carpenter, Research Plant Pathologist and Station
Superintendent, U.S. Date and Citrus Station, 44-455
Clinton St., Indio, CA 92201.

Big Game, Birds, Herps and Fish. Collier Bevins. For
information contact: U.S. Forest Service, Intermountain
Forest and Range Experiment Station, Northern
Forest Fire Laboratory, Drawer G, Missoula, Montana
59806.
Reclamation and Revegetation of Land Areas Disturbed
by Man. Contact: R. F. Follett, Staff Scientist, Soil
Fertility and Plant Nutrition, Agricultural Research,
National Program Staff, SEA/USDA, Beltsville, MD
20705.
Small Mammals and Predators. Catherine H. Ream.
Contact: U.S. Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and
Range Experiment Station, Northern Forest Fire
Laboratory, Drawer G, Missoula, Montana 59806.

Sorghumsand Millets Bibliography, April 1976-August
1978. Charles N. Bebee. Contact: Automated
Retrieval Section, Reference Branch, Library Operations
Division, TIS/SEA/USDA, Beltsville, MD 20705.


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QUICK BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES


The bibliographies in this series are primarily computerized
online or batch bibliographlues emanating from searches performed
by the TIS Reference Staff in response to customer requests.

Searches are selected for inclusion based on the currency of the
topic, interest among clientele, relative length (approximately
150 citations or more) and probable value to a larger audience.
All titles in this series will be listed for four months. Revisions
or updates will be renumbered and reannounced. Only one copy
of a title will be sent; however, requesters may make copies To
request a copy of a Quick Bibliography send the title, series
number, and a return addressed label to:
Reference Division
Technical Information Systems. SEA. USDA
National Agricultural Library Building
Beltsville. MD 20705

NAL-- BIBL. -- 79-08. Aquatic Weeds, 1974-
September 1978. 366 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Jayne MacLean and Charles N. Bebee.
March 1979.

NAL -- BIBL. -- 79-09. Contagious Equine
Metritis, 1972-1978. 37 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by 1. Jesse Ostroff. April 1979.

NAL -- BIBL -- 79-10. Herb Gardening, 1970-
1978. 112 citations from AGRICOLA. Search by
Jayne MacLean and Ann Juneau. April 1979.

NAL -- BIBL. -- 79.11. Floras of Asia, 1969-1978.
182 citations from AGRICOLA. Search by Ann
Juneau. April 1979.

NAL -- BI BL. -- 79-12. Water Resource Allocation,
1968-1978. 296 citations from AGRICOLA. Search
by Jayne MacLean. April 1979.

NAL -- BIBL -- 79-13. Beekeeping and Apiculture,
Monographs and Bibliographies, 1970-1978. 114
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by David Hoyt.
April 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-14. Careers in Agriculture. 1970-
November 1978. 130 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by David Hoyt. April 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-15. Ginseng, 1969-November 1978.
125 citations.from AGRICOLA. Search by Jerry
Rafats. May 1979.


NAL--BIBL.-79-17. Germplasm Resources.
1971-1978. 156 citations from AGRICOLA. Search
by Charles N. Bebee. June 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-18. Earthworms, Beneficial
Effects, 1970-1978. 179 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Charles N. Bebee. May 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-19. Jojoba, 1971-197& 73
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by Henry
Gilbert. May 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-21. Experiment and Extension
Publications on Greenhouses and Agriculture,
1974-1978. 157 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Charles N. Bebee. June 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-22. Herpes Viruses in Honres,
1969-1978. 170 citations from AGRICOLA.
Search by Jesse Ostroff. June 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-24. Agriculture and AlternateK t
Energy Sources. 1968-1978. 136 citations ftom '
AGRICOLA. Search by David R. Hoyt and Charles
N. Bebee. July 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-25. Adjuvants and Surfactan t i
on Plants, 1969-1978. 196 citations from AGRIMCl ::,
Search by Charles N. Bebee. July 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-26. Atrazine, 1969-1978,. 296
citations from AGRICOLA. Search by Charles N,
Bebee. July 1979.

NAL--BIBL--79-27. Drip and Trickle Irrigation,
1974-197& 265 citations from AGRICOLA. Sesam
by David Hoyt and Charles N. Babee. July 1979.

NAL--BIBL.--79-28. Organic Farming and G ia ,
ing, 1969-197& 200 citations from AGRICOLA. :.
Search by Charles N. Bebee. July 1979. "i


NAL--BIBL--79-29. Weather Models and
Sinaiulation Studies Applied to Agriculture, 1970-1994
183 citations from AGRICOLA. Search by David,.: fi3
R. Hoyt. July 1979.


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CAPITOL HILL LEGISLATION



GENERAL AGRICULTURE

iH.R. 4387. Agriculture Appropriations. Fiscal Year 1980. Appropriations for Agriculture Rural Development and
. Belated Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1980. Reported in House June 7 (H. Repi. 96-242);
passed House June 19; referred to Senate Appropriations June 21. Reported July 12 (S. Rept. 96-246). Considered
i. Senate July 18, and passed amended July 19; Senate asked fora conference and" appointed conferees July 19.

ILH. 4195. Cotton Disaster Payments Concerning 1980-1981 Crops. Amends certain sections of the Agricultural Act
I .of 1949 to provide that the loan rate for 1980.and 1981 crops of cotton be not less than the loan rate announced for the
1979 crop of 50.23 cents per pound. Require the Secretary to offer a voluntary paid diversion program which would permit
producers to divert not less than 10% or more than 20% of their acreage to nonconserving crops with a payment rate of not less than
20 cents per pound on the diverted acres. Restore eligibility for disaster payments to producers of the 1978 crop of cotton who suffered
*a low-yield disaster as a result of adverse weather conditions but who were technically barred from receiving disaster payments because
o f their noncompliance with the set-aside requirements for feed grains. Provide that producers of cotton, rice, wheat and feed grains,
siffeting a disaster which prevents planting of the 1979 crop, would be able to plant a follow-up crop of a nonconserving commodity and still
remain eligible for their diaster payments. However, the amount of such payments would be reduced by the value of the follow-up crop.
House Agriculture Committee reported June 22 (H.Rept. 96-303, pt. I); referred, to House Appropriation June 22. Reported July 19.
IL..1L 3546 (S 717/. Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. A bill to extend FIFRA as amended, for year.
Extends the authorization for funding of Federal pesticide control programs for one additional year through
bSept. 30, 1980. Authorizes the appropriate of $60,250,000 for Fiscal Year 1980 with an additional amount of up to
. $6,000,000 to provide the States for the conduct of applicator training and certification programs, thereby authorizing
an additional $4,000,000 over the amount currently budgeted for such purposes. Permits use of the pesticide Mirex for
temporary emergency control of fire ants until Dec. 31, 1980, subject to restrictions in effect on October 1, 1977.
: House Agriculture Committee May 15 (H. Rept. 96-147). Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee
reported S. 717 May 15 (S. Rept. 96-146); passed the Senate May 22.

RURAL DEVELOPMENT

5: 261. Agricultural Subterminal Storage Facilities Act of 1979. Amends the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development
4)cl t to authorize loans for construction and improvement of subterminal storage and transportation facilities for certain
ir types of agricultural commodities, provides for development of State Plans to improve such facilities within States or
:IW ithin a group of States acting together on a regional basis. Reported May 15 by the Senate Committee on Agriculture,
li.lNutrition, and Forestry (S. Rept. 96-159); passed the Senate May 23; referred to House Agriculture Committee May 30.

892. Rural Development. Extends the authorization of appropriations for carrying out rural development research,
[atal development extension, sniall farm research, and small farm extension programs. The provisions of this Act shall
'c ome effective October 1. S. 892 as amended by the committee (1) Extends for two years (Fiscal Years 1980 and
(|981) the authorizations of appropriations for the rural development extension, rural development research, and small
itmfl extension programs conducted under Title V of the Rural Development Act of 1972; and (2) Requires the
fkietary of Agriculture to provide for additional pilot projects for the production of industrial hydrocarbons and
"ohols from agricultural commodities and forest products through loan guarantees, the total amount of which may not
td ]l80 million, from the Commodity Credit Corporation. Reported from Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and
I iMstry Committee May 16 fS. Rept. 96-188); passed the Senate June 14; referred to House Agriculture June 18.
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H.R. Agriculture Adjustment Act of 1979. Amends the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977. To provide in confonm i:
with the President's anti-inflation guidelines, increases of 7% in target prices for wheat and feed grains. Raises the :
1979 target prices for wheat from $3.40 per bushel to $3.63 per bushel, and corn from $2.20 per bushel to $2.35 p:,
bushel. Target prices for grain sorghums and barley would be adjusted to such levels as the Secretary of Agricultre.
deems fair and reasonable in relation to corn. Bill would become effective October 1. House Agriculture CommnitW ;jj
reported on May 30 (H. Rept. 96-228, pt. 1). Bill referred to House Appropriations June 4. Reported June 21 (-I
96-228, pt. 11).

H.R. 3683/ 985/. Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act Amendments. Prescribes lending limits fbore
of the Farmers' Home Administration programs for Fiscal Years 1980, 1981, and 1982. Requires that at least 25 pwVOiWI,|
of the farm ownership and operating loans be made to limited recourse low income borrowers. Restricts the lending authorization.
the period that such program is administered by the Secretazy of Agriculture. Increases the size of communities eligible for wats0 )i|
sewer and community facility loans brom 10,000 to 20,000 population. Clarifies FmHA authority to make farm ownership, bliiS::lI
and industrial, and operating loans for the acquisition, development, construction, modification or operation of solar energy sysW. ,ii
including gasohol. Extends the eligibility for disaster loan programs to include aliens admitted for permanent residence. House
Agriculture Committee reported May 15 (H. Rept. 96-153 Supplemental report filed June 7,.t. Rept. 96-153, pt. II). Senate
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry reported S. 985 May 15 (S. Rept. 96-168); passed the Senate May 23.

NUTRITION .

S. 292 W.I.C A bill to reduce the Fiscal Year 1980 authorization for appropriations for the special supplementaOHfb J
program. S. 292 amends the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to reduce from 800 million to 750 million, the 1980
authorization for appropriations for the special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children (W.4IUKI
The 800 million authorization was provided by the Child Nutrition Amendments of 1978 (Public Law 95-627),
approved November 10, 1978. Reported from Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, April 6 (S. Rept. 96-6 .i
passed the Senate May 23; referred to House Education and Labor June 5.

FOOD STAMPS

H.R. 4057/5 1309]. Food Stamp Act Amendments of 1979. Amends Section 18 of the Food Stamp Act of 197:
by deleting the figure $6,158,900,000 and inserting in lieu thereof the figure $6,778,900,000, an increase of
$620,000,000. In a House/Senate Conference, it was agreed to strike out all of the House bill after the enacting a 14 1'
and insert a substitute text, which included various other amendments. House bill reported June 1-1 (H. Rept. 96-.%-M
passed the House July 11 and placed on Senate calendar July 12. Senate passed H.R. 4057 July 23 after striking al.
after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the language of S. 1309 as amended, which was reported in the
Senate July 6 (S. Rept. 96-236) and considered July 21. Senate appointed conferees, July 23 and House appoitale4:i::|
conferees, July 25. Conference report filed in House July 27 (H. Rept. 96-394). .'

ENERGY I
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S. 1587. Energy. Provide economic incentives for the production of alcohol fuels and for the construction and
operation of alcohol fuel production facilities; establish a system to assure a constant supply of stocks for th .
operation of such production facilities; encourage and promote alcohol fuels, alcohol fuel blends and related
To Committee on Finance. July 26. (Would amend Section 1419 (a) of the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 to provide $510 4
each year for five years for grants to colleges and universities, governmental and non-governmental and profit and non-profit
institutions for research related to production and marketing of coal derivatives for the manufacture of agriculture chembals, etc.,
alcohol; and other industrial hydrocarbons made from agricultural commodities and forest products.) Subcommittee on AgrEt
Research andGeneral Legislation, House Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, held hearings July 25 and 26 aetiH
of Federal agricultural research and extension policy on the structure of farming, with participation by the Select CommiWSMnUMS
Business. The Science, Technology, and Space Subcommittee, Commerce, Science and Transportation Commnitteeaf thle Uo
hearings on S. 663 and 875. bills to establish an Earth Data and Information Service which would supply data on. the l tait ~
and environment. July 31.



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AGRICULTURAL
TRANSLATIONS


"Technical Information Systems reviews titles before translations are made in order to avoid duplication within USDA. We
a lAo receive copies on deposit often far in advance of their listings in the standard bibliographic tools. This column is an
!art to selected new receipts at TIS. These items are available to USDA personnel upon presentation of a loan request
.AD-245) with the identification: TRANS. No. along with the citation. Non-USDA persons may request
phomto-duplication at the rate of $2 for each 10 pages or fraction thereof per citation. TRANS. No. MUST be
i" the request. Both types of requests should be sent to:
Lending Division, Technical Information Systems
lNational Agricultural Library Building
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
*.The Technial Translation Number'will also be cited for those translations prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture
aid the National Science Foundation under the P.L. 480 program. Copies of these translations may also be ordered from
the Nationl Translation Center, John Crerar Library, 35 West 33rd Street. Chicago, IL 60616.


MATHAEUS, W. Immunoelectrophoretic Studies on the
Character and Specificity of the Immune Precipitates.
of Pig Sera and Cell Suspensions After Infection With
Highly Virulent European Swine Fever Virus.
Translated from German: Zentralblatt VeterinarmeJt
zin. 24(2): 159-167. 1977. TRANS. No. 24526.
TT78-59242/5

P* EREIRA HENRIQUES RENANO. Present Situation
" of the Swine-Fever in Portugal. Translated from
1 French, 85 (3-4): 461-466. 1976.. Bull. Off. Int.
Epiz. TRANS. No. 24518 TT78-59293


SHUMILOV, K. V., and A. V. AKULOV. Significance
of Brucella Species of the Vaccinal Strain in Calf
Immunization. Translated from Russian:
Veterinariya Moskva. 10. 52-55, 1977. TRANS.
No. 24544 TT78-58120/5

SIGNERET, J. P. Sexual Behavior of Angulated
Domestic Animals. Translated from French: Annales
de Medecine Veterinaire. 120 (8): 531 -540, 1976.
TRANS. No. 24562 TT 78-59354


LONG AWAITED REFERENCE TOOL

Guide to Sources for Agricultural and Biological Research

Edited by J. Richard Blanchard and Lois Farrell

blication of this long-awaited enlarged and updated version of Literature of Agricultural Research (University
ie Calfornia Press, 1958) by J. Richard Blanchard and Harold Ostvold is expected by December 1979 or
WY 1980.
Spurmpoie of this revised edition is to describe and evaluate important sources of information for the fields of agriculture
1biol#ogy with the major emphasis an agriculture and related subjects. There are over 5,000 references, most annotated, and
$I0 mtairial consisting of lengthy introductions and prefaces to the various chapters and sections in which the literature
Sfai the different subjects are discussed and analyzed. Contributors are from the Davis and Berkeley campuses of the
i!t'a of Calffornia, Texas A&M and University of Minnesota. The text has been reviewed by professors at the College
reuBl0tnc at Davis, by staff of the National Agricultural Library, and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. While no work
Styp can ever be complete, it will be kept up to date through periodic revisions.









NEW PUBLICATIONS
OF NOTE


Care and Rehabiitation of Injured Owls. A User's
Guide to the Medical Treatment of Raptorial Birds -
and the Housing. Release Training and Captive Breeding
of Native Ows. Katherine McKeever. Lincoln,
Ontario, Canada, W. F. Rannie, Publisher, 1979. S10.
Order from publisher. P.O. Box 700, Beamsville,
Ontario, Canada LOR I BO.

Chemical Methods for Soil and Plant Analysis. T. Powell
Gaines and G. Allen Mitchell. Tifton, Ga., Univ. of
Georgia Coastal Plain Exp. Station, 1979. 105 p.
Agronomy Handbook No. 1. Free. Request from the
Station.

Cobmputer-Readable Data Bases: A Directory and Data
Sourcebook. Martha Williams. White Plains, N.Y.
Knowledge Industry Publications, Inc./American
Society for Information Science, 1979. 1500 + pages.
$95 in U.S. ASIS members eligible for 20% member
discount. Order from Knowledge Industry Publications,
Inc., 2 Corporate Park Drive, White Plains, N.Y. 10604.

Industry Assessment of USDA Post Harvest Technology
Research. August 1978. The Industrial Research
Institute-Research Corp., 7800 Bonhomme Ave., St.
Louis, MO 63105. Price $10. Order from publisher.

Inventory of Major Research Facilities in the European
Community. Compiled by the Commission of the
European Communities, Directorate-General for Re-
search, Science and Education. Munich, Verlag
Documentation, 1977. 2 vols.; total 1561 p. Order
from publisher.

So Interpretations for Waste Disposal. David E.
Hill. New Haven, Connecticut Agricultural Experi-
ment Station, 1979. 36 p. Free. Order from
Publications, The Connecticut Agricultural Experi-
ment, Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504.


Admwces in Water Resources Southampton, C.M.L,
Publications. v. 1, no. 3, Mar. 1978 TD201.A4

Applied 7ime Series Analysis. New York, Wiley. v. I.
1978- QA280.A6

The County Year Book. Washington, National Associa-
tion of Counties. 1978 JS301.C6

Energy Science and Teqhnology. Reading, Mass.,
Addison-Wesley. no. 1, 1978- TJ163.9E55

Foliage Digest. Apopka, Fla., Foliage Education and
Research Foundation. v. 1, no. 1, Feb. 1978 -
SB431.F6

Progress in Analytidat Atomic Spectroscopy. Oxford,
New York, Pergamon Press. 1, no. 1/2, 1978 -
QD96.ASP7

Sugarcane Documentation News. Coimbatore, India,
Sugarcane Breeding Institute. v. I, no. 5, Jan. 1978 -
Z5074.S85S85
Tansactions of Indian Society of Desert Technology ?
and University Centre of Desert Studies. Jodhpur,
Dr. Alam Singh on behalf of the Society. v. l,no. 1/2, :
Nov. 1978 S612.149

World Water. London, T. Telford. v. 1, no. l, May 1i
TD201.W92


CORRECTION

The donors of the Ikebana collection we im
listed inAgrimliaotiLibrwriesInformaiAr :No i.
vl. 5, no. 7/8, July/August.
The correct names are as follows:
Mrs. Paul Godbey
Mrs. Hale Taylor










AGRICULTURE DATEBOOK


October 1-2: WEATHER AND AGRICULTURE
SYMPOSIUM, RESEARCH AND ITS APPLICATIONS
TO CROP PRODUCTION IN THE 1980's. Hilton Plaza
Inn, Kansas City, MO. Coordinator: Hugh Keith,
Extension Education, 344 Hearnes Bldg., Univ. of
Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 (telephone: 314-882-2429).

October 2-4: GRAIN DUST-ITS CHARACTER-
ISTIS., EXPLOSIBILITY, HAZARD CONTROL,
AND UTILIZATION-WHEIRE WE ARE AND WHERE
WE ARE GOING. Kansas State University. Contact
Byron S. Miller, U.S. Grain Marketing Resdarch
Laboratory, 1515 College Ave., Manhattan, Kansas
66502 (913) 539-9141.

October 3-5: FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON VER Y LARGE DATA BASES. Rio de Janeiro.
Contact: Mr. R. J. Libero, IBM do Brasil, Caixa Postal,
1830-ZC-00, Rio de Janeiro-RJ-20.000, Brasil; or
Professor Stinley Y.W. Su, Dept. of Computer arn
Information Sciences, Univ. of Florida, 512 Weil Hall,
Gainesville, FL 32611.

October 14-18: SOCIETY OF AMERICAN
FORESTERS 1979 CONVENTION. Boston, Mass.
gen. Inf.: E. F. Robie, SAF, 5400 Grosvenor Lane,
Washington, D.C. 20014.

October 15-17: FORESTRY RESOURCES AND
DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMERICA SYMPOSIUM.
Sponsor: Interaciencia Association, National Council
of Scientific and TgEhnological Research of Costa Rica,
Association of the Scientific, Technological, and
Engineering Community of Canada. Contact: Technical
coordinators, Gerardo Budowski of CATIE, Turrialba,
Costa Rica or Jack Hodgins, Domtar Inc., Senneville,
Quebec, Canada, for further information.

October 22-26: NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL
SCIENCE INFORMA TION CONFERENCE. Iowa
E: State University, ATles, Iowa. ESCOP-approved.
Theme: "Popular Reporting of Agricultural Science:
SStrategies for Improvement." Open to scientists,
search administrators, science communicators from
IUSDA and extension and experiment station, and
ethers interested in communication, of science infor-
:mation. Contact: Dr.Mason E. Miller, Communica-
i: a Scientist, USDA, SEA-Cooperative Research,
l Noom. 415-W, Washington, D.C. 20250 (telephone:
ii1 02447-5059).


November 1979: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON
THE STERILE INSECT TECHNIQUE AND THE USE
OF RADIA TION IN GENETIC INSECT CONTROL.
Contact: John H. Kane, DOE, MS AI-5216, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20545 (COMM 301-353-3378)

November 5-8: NA TIONAL FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL
OUTLOOK CONFERENCE. Washington, D.C. Inf.
contact Jack Roney, World Food and Agricultural Outlook
Situation Board, USDA, Rm. 3510, So. Agri. Bldg.,
Washington, D.C. 20250.

Nov. 15-16: NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOIL
CONSER VA TION POLICIES. Washington, D.C.
Contact: Soil Conservation Society of America, 7515
Northeast Ankeny Road, Ankeny, Iowa 50021.'

November 25-29: ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF
AMERICA. ANNUAL MEETING. .Denver, CO.
Gen. Inf.: W. P. Murdoch, ESA, 4603 Calvert Road,
College Park, MD 20740
November 26-28 AGRICULTURAL INFORMA-
TION CONFERENCE. Washington, D.C. To be
held at the same hotel and concurrently with the
annual meeting of the National Association of
State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
Contact: Wallace C. Olsen, Library Services,
NAL/TIS/SEA/USDA, Beltsville, Md. 20705
(301 > 344-3834.

March 3- 7. VIth INTERNAL TIONA L ASSOCIA TION OF
AGRICULTURAL LIBRARIANS AND DOCUMENTALISTS
WORLD CONGRESS. Manila, Philippines. Contact.
National Planning Committee, 6th IAALD World Congress,
c/o The Library, University of the Philippines at Los Banos,
College, Laguna 3720 Philippines.





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