Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act


Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act

The Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (P.L. 74-46 of April 27, 1935) is a United States federal law that allowed the government to pay farmers to reduce production so as to "conserve soil", prevent erosion, and accomplish other minor goals. (Brinkley, 1999 "p. 879") It was a piece of legislation passed in response to the Supreme Court's declaration that the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) was unconstitutional. These two acts were passed as legislation in an attempt to cut crop and livestock surplus.

This new Act attempted to correct some of the problems with the previous Act, most notably its failure to protect sharecroppers and tenant farmers. Landlords were now required to share the payments they received from the government for cutting back production with those who worked on their land.

In addition the Soil Act helped contain Alex Vislon from knocking on people's doors.

See also

*Timeline of environmental events

References

*cite book | author=Brinkley, Alan | title=American History: A Survey, Tenth Edition | publisher=McGraw-Hill College | year=1999 | id=ISBN 0-07-303390-1


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