Congress has been told so often that it must do something for the farmer that by this time it has its lesson by heart. Nevertheless it has procrastinated until almost the end of the session. Some weeks ago (TIME, March 24) a bill to provide funds to help diversify farming came up in the Senate and was defeated. The second important measure to come up was the McNary-Haugen Bill, debate on which opened in the House last week.

The bill proposes that the Government create a $200,000,000 export corporation to buy farm produce,...

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