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Thomas R. Carper
Congressional Papers

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I.C.1. Issue Files -- Agriculture, 1984-1992

+ Series I.C.1. -- Scope and Content Note
+ Series I.C.1. -- Contents List

Extent: 1 linear ft.

Boxes: 27 - 28

Contents: Legislation, news clippings, correspondence, memoranda, publications, reports, and research materials.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by topic.


Carper with Jack Tarburton, Delaware Farm Bureau Although agriculture is a prominent industry in Delaware, the collection has very few files relating to this subject. Those included in this series cover topics such as migrant farm workers, use and manufacture of pesticides, crops, and other farm-related legislation. The files contain materials pertinent to Carper's agricultural constituents: farmers, agricultural product dealers, or scientists involved in research. Of note is the documentation on the Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Laboratory in Newark, Delaware. The lab, as part of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service, studied alternative methods to pesticides for use in preventing crop damage by insects. This research is known as biological control and integrated pest management. The laboratory researched and imported beneficial insects to feed off of the harmful bugs that destroyed crops. The Delaware lab was one of several in the United States. Both Carper and Senator Bill Roth, Jr., wrote to the Secretary of Agriculture in support of the laboratory and asked for federal funding. Unfortunately, funding for the lab was not included in the Department of Agriculture's FY 1993 budget that was passed by Congress.

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citation and reference information:

Thomas R. Carper
Congressional Papers

1979 - 1993
(bulk dates 1982 - 1992)

Manuscript Collection Number: 399
Accessioned: Gift of Thomas R. Carper, 1992, 1998-1999
Extent: 84 linear ft. and oversize material
Content: Legislation, correspondence, reports, documents and publications, memoranda, speeches, photographs, audio-visual material, newsletters, news clippings, and ephemera.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: November 1997 - December 1999 by Rebecca J. Altermatt with assistance from Rob Costello; edited by L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin.

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