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Gerald R. Ford: Remarks Upon Signing Rural Development Legislation.
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301 - Remarks Upon Signing Rural Development Legislation.
April 5, 1976
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Secretary Butz, distinguished Members of the Congress:

Let me welcome you all here today for the signing of H.R. 6346, which extends the authority for certain rural development and research and development activities through fiscal year 1979. Most importantly, however, another section of this bill exempts custom combine operators, hay harvesters, and sheepshearers from the Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act.

I am only sorry that my good friend Bob Dole is not able to participate in this ceremony. I know he would like to have been here with the other Members of Congress since he, along with others, led the effort to clarify the Farm Labor Contractors Registration Act. I understand that failure to change this act could lead to very severe hardship for the custom combine operators, as well as others.
Since the Farm Labor Act was intended to protect unskilled migrant farm laborers, not the more skilled workers exempted today by the legislation that I am signing, I think this one exemption makes a great deal of sense.

I am committed, as I think all of the Members of Congress know, to reducing and resisting regulation in areas such as this where it is not needed or, certainly, is not appropriate. So, it is a privilege and a pleasure for me to sign this legislation and to provide this exemption, which I think is badly needed in the field of agriculture.


Note: The President spoke at 2:57 p.m. at a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House. Prior to his remarks, he met in the Cabinet Room with officials of the Kansas Farm Bureau, who attended the ceremony.

In his remarks, he referred to Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz and Senator Robert Dole of Kansas.

As enacted, H.R. 6346, is Public Law 94-259 (90 Stat. 303).


Citation: Gerald R. Ford: "Remarks Upon Signing Rural Development Legislation.," April 5, 1976. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=5802.
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