National Archives at Atlanta

National Archives at Atlanta

Agriculture

RG 4 - U.S. Food Administration
Bureau of Plant Industry
RG 95 - Forest Service
Farmers Home Administration
Farm Credit Administration
 
 

RG 4 - U.S. Food Administration

Regulated the supply, distribution, and conservation of foods. Bought and sold grain and sugar and their products through two subsidiaries, the Food Administration Grain Corporation (U.S. Grain Corporation) and the U.S. Sugar Equalization Board, Inc.

Wartime controls lifted following Armistice, November 11, 1918. Conservation regulations lapsed, November-December 1918; licensing requirements, January-February 1919; commodity controls, except wheat, by June 1919. Administration of wheat program transferred to United States Wheat Director, who concurrently served as Chief of the Cereal Division, USFA, and as President of the U.S. Grain Corporation, by Presidential proclamations of June 23 and 24, 1919.

Residual functions of Food Administrator transferred to Chief of the Cereal Division, USFA (wheat and wheat products), and to Attorney General (all other food products), by Presidential proclamation, November 21, 1919.

State correspondence

These finding aids consist of file folder lists for several record series of correspondence for U.S. Food Administration offices in Alabama and Georgia.

RG 8 - Bureau of Agricultural Engineering

Conducted research and investigated the application of principles of civil and mechanical engineering in the areas of irrigation, drainage, and farm structures and machinery (rural engineering).

Research in irrigation, drainage, hydrology, and soil erosion were transferred to the Soil Conservation Service and the Bureau of Plant Industry, 1935 and 1938.

Field Office Correspondence

This series contains public and internal correspondence and reports relating to supplies, fiscal matters, and drainage surveys conducted in Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. These include letters sent and received from Washington, weekly field reports, road and bridge bond surveys, field correspondence, and staff correspondence. Topics covered by these documents relate to the Big Black River Survey in Mississippi and Alabama, the Cypress Creek Drainage District in Arkansas, and the drainage surveys conducted on the Florida Everglades.

RG 54 - Bureau of plant industry, soils, and agricultural engineering


Conducted research on agricultural (farming and gardening) and forestry problems in such areas as crops, soils, machinery, storage, transportation, and housing.
Sugar Plant Investigations

This series consists of correspondence and reports relating to the Sugar Plant Experimentation Station in Cairo, Georgia.

RG 95 - Forest Service


Administers the national forest system. Promotes conservation and use of national forests and grasslands. Conducts forest and range research. Assists and cooperates with administrators of state and private forests.

Supervised forest and range conservation work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-42. Administered war-relate