63 Stat. 1053. 7 USC 1447, 1421.
7 USC 624.
Rye, rye flour and meal. Import quota. 7 USC 624.
PROCLAMATIONS—MAR. 31, 1954
of June 16, 1951, 65 Stat. 72 (7 U.S.C. 624), the Secretary of Agriculture advised me there was reason to beUeve that rye, rye flour, and rye meal are being or are practically certain to be imported into the United States under such conditions and in such quantities as to render or tend to render ineffective, or materially interfere with, the pricesupport program undertaken by the Department of Agriculture with respect to rye pursuant to sections 301 and 401 of the Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended, or to reduce substantially the amount of products processed in the tJnited States from domestic rye with respect to which such program of the Department of Agriculture is being undertaken; WHEREAS, on December 9, 1953, I caused the United States Tariff Commission to make an investigation under the said section 22 with respect to this matter; WHEREAS the said Tariff Commission has made such investigation and has reported to me its findings and recommendations made in connection therewith; WHEREAS, on the basis of the said investigation and report of the Tariff Commission, I find that rye, rye flour, and rye meal, in the aggregate, are being and are practically certain to continue to be imported into the United States under such conditions and in such quantities as to interfere materially with and to tend to render ineffective the said price-support program with respect to rye, and to reduce substantially the amount of products processed in the United States from domestic rye with respect to which said price-support program is being undertaken; and WHEREAS I find and declare that the imposition of the quantitative limitations hereinafter proclaimed is shown by such investigation of the Tariff Commission to be necessary in order that the entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption of rye, rye flour, and rye meal will not render ineffective, or materially interfere with, the said price-support program: NOW, THEREFORE, I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, acting under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the said section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended, do hereby proclaim that (1) the total aggregate quantity of rye, rye flour, and rye meal which may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption in the period beginning on the date of this proclamation and ending at the close of June 30, 1954, shall not exceed 31,000,000 pounds, of which not more than 2,500 pounds may be in the form of rye flour or rye meal; and (2) the total aggregate quantity of rye, rye flour, and rye meal which may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption in the 12-month period beginning July 1, 1954, shall not exceed 186,000,000 pounds, of which not more than 15,000 pounds may be in the form of rye flour or rye meal, which permissible total quantities I find and declare to be proportionately not less than 50 per centum of the total quantity of such rye, rye flour, and rye meal entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the representative period July 1, 1950 to June 30, 1953, inclusive. The provisions of this proclamation shall not apply to certified or registered seed rye for use for seeding and crop-improvement purposes, in bags tagged and sealed by an officially recognized seed-certifying agency of the country of production, if (a) the individual shipment amounts to 100 bushels (of 56 pounds each) or less, or