13 U.S. Code § 42 - Contents of reports; number of bales of linter; distribution; publication by Department of Agriculture

(a) The statistics of the quantity of cotton ginned shall show the quantity ginned from each crop prior to August 1, September 1, September 15, October 1, October 15, November 1, November 15, December 1, December 15, January 1, January 15, February 1, and March 1; but the Secretary may limit the canvasses of August 1 and September 1 to those sections of the cotton-growing States in which cotton has been ginned.
(b) The quantity of cotton consumed in manufacturing establishments, the quantity of baled cotton on hand, the number of active consuming cotton spindles, the number of active spindle-hours, and the statistics of cotton imported and exported shall relate to each month, and shall be published as soon as possible after the close of the month.
(c) In collecting and publishing statistics of cotton on hand in warehouses and other storage establishments, and of cotton known as the “carry-over” in the United States, the Secretary shall ascertain and publish as a separate item in the report of cotton statistics the number of bales of linters as distinguished from the number of bales of cotton.
(d) The Secretary shall furnish to the Department of Agriculture, immediately prior to the publication of each report of that Department regarding the cotton crop, the latest available statistics hereinbefore mentioned, and the Department of Agriculture shall publish the same in connection with each of its reports concerning cotton.


(Aug. 31, 1954, ch. 1158, 68 Stat. 1016; Pub. L. 92–331, § 4,June 30, 1972, 86 Stat. 400.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 13, U.S.C., 1952 ed., §§ 72, 72a (Apr. 2, 1924, ch. 80, § 2,43 Stat. 31; June 18, 1929, ch. 28, § 21,46 Stat. 26; June 27, 1930, ch. 639, 46 Stat. 821; June 28, 1949, ch. 256, § 1,63 Stat. 278).
Section consolidates sections 72 and 72a of title 13, U.S.C., 1952 ed.
“Secretary” was substituted for “Director of the Census” to conform with 1950 Reorganization Plan No. 5, §§ 1, 2, effective May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263. See Revision Note to section 4 of this title.
Changes were made in phraseology and arrangement.

1972—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 92–331substituted “September 1, September 15, October 1, October 15, November 1, November 15, December 1, December 15, January 1, January 15, February 1,” for “August 16, September 1, September 16, October 1, October 18, November 1, November 14, December 1, December 13, January 16,” and “September 1” for “August 16”.

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