Plant Patent Act passed, enabling the patenting of new plant varieties,
excluding sexual and tuber-propagated plants.
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act passed.
Tariff Act prohibited imports of meat and animals from
countries infected with foot-and-mouth disease.(more)
Tennessee Valley Authority Act passed.
Farm Credit Administration established by Executive Order
Soil Erosion Service established, later known as Soil
Conservation Service, and today as Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Jones-Costigan Sugar Act passed; replaced by Sugar Act in 1937.
Bankhead Cotton Control Act passed.
Taylor Grazing Act gave U.S. Department of the Interior
power to regulate grazing on public lands in the West.
Jones-Connally Act authorized appropriations for research to
eliminate disease from beef and dairy herds.
Kerr-Smith Tobacco Control Act approved.
Bankhead-Jones Act provided for expansion of agricultural research.
De Rouen Rice Act passed.
Tobacco Inspection Act passed.
Agricultural Adjustment Act established four regional research centers to
develop new uses for farm products. Locations were Wyndmoor, PA; Peoria, Il;
Albany, CA; and New Orleans, LA.(more)
Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act passed.
Federal Seed Act required truthful labeling on vegetable seeds in interstate
commerce and prohibited importation of low-quality seed.