The Office of Transportation is responsible for formulating agricultural transportation policy in USDA and promoting an efficient transportation system that improves farm income, expands exports, and meets the needs of rural America. The Office carries out its programs under Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938 (52 Stat. 31; 7 U.S.C. 1281), the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 1087; 7 U.S.C. 1621), the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 454; 7 U.S.C. 1691), the Rural Development Act of 1972 (86 Stat. 657; 7 U.S.C. 1921 note), the international Carriage of Perishable Food Stuffs Act (96 Stat. 1603; 7 U.S.C. 4401), and the Cooperative Marketing Act of 1926 (44 Stat. 802, 803; 7 U.S.C. 451--457).
- Parent Agency
- Agriculture Department
This rule will remove several miscellaneous regulations covering a number of agricultural commodities and services (cotton, tobacco, fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, meats and meat products, eggs, and poultry products). They represent an accumulation of regulations which were originally enacted to administer specific programs and...