White House Office of Records Management Subject Files: Agriculture

7.4 linear feet; boxes 1-20

A primary subject category containing information pertaining to the acquisition and dissemination of information on agricultural and experimental programs, research in crop and livestock production, farm and household management, and rural development.

File Code Description Research
Availability
AG Agriculture (4.4. ft; Box 1-12)
This primary subject category contains material relating to United States agricultural policy, the agricultural economy and the farm crisis, agricultural legislation, the 1981 and 1985 Farm Bills, farm debt and farm credit, rural development, vocational agricultural education, the agricultural extension service, agricultural trade, meetings with agricultural groups, and the Farmer’s Exchange Program.
Open
AG001

Marketing: Protection Programs (0.5 l. ft.; Box 12-14)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to Federal Marketing Orders for agricultural products such as citrus fruit, spearmint, wheat and hops; Office of Management and Budget's efforts to eliminate these orders as inefficient market tools; and suuport or opposition to marketing orders from citizens, Congressmen, and/or ogranizations.

This secondary subject category contained a large portion of misidentified material and it has been transferred to proper locations. The majority of the misidentified material is regardng federal tort reform and product liability legislation. This material can be found in JL002 (CIvil Matters) and LE (Legislation). The remainder of the misidentified material was transferred to other categories such as other Agriculture secondary categories; Health (HE), the Food and Drug Administraiton (FG022-10); and the Department of Agriculture (FG019).

Open
AG002 Research Programs (0.6 l. ft; Box 14-16)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the treatment of animals, animal experimentation, Mediterranean fruit-fly (“med fly”) spraying, gypsy moth infestation, the avian flu epidemic; importation of animals, bovine brucellosis, citrus canker, and the Silver Spring monkey case.
Open
AG003 Subsidies, Agricultural (0.9 l. ft; Box 16-18)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to tobacco subsidies, grain reserve set-asides, the PIK (Payment-in-Kind) program, the acreage reduction program, dairy price supports, and dairy legislation.
Open
AG004 Surplus, Agricultural (0.7 l. ft.; Box 18-20)
This secondary subject category contains material relating to the school lunch program, surplus commodities, the barter of commodities, and food banks.
Open

Research Availability:
Open - all records in the subject category have been processed and are available for research
Partial - some of the records in the subject category have been processed and available for research
None - no records in the subject category have been processed nor made available for research