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The Bureau of Agricultural Economics conducted in the winter and spring of 1950 a survey of farm housing and construction with funds available under the Housing Act of 1949. Funds for Tabulating these data were not available in the Bureau until defense agencies requested in the summer of 1951 tabulations of those portions that might be useful or significant in estimating the needs for building materials in the maintenance and construction of farm homes and service buildings. This article deals with methods for reporting structural level and condition of farmhouses used in the survey. Several Divisions of the Bureau and persons from other Agencies of the Department and the Land-Grant Colleges contributed to the undertaking. Much assistance was also obtained through the inter-agency Subcommittee on Housing Adequacy, which did experimental tests in adequacy over a period of several years. The author of this article served as subject-matter specialist on the project.


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