FARMERS: What They Want

Gray Silver, "the Legislature representative" (i. e., head lobbyist) of the American .Farm Bureau Federation, gave out last week a list of some of the things that farmers want from the next session of Congress: ¶A bill to develop Muscle Shoals for cheap fertilizer. Mr. Silver spoke repeatedly of the Ford bid, but did not specify that it was the only one acceptable to farmers. He argued that more power must be applied to agricultural processes and showed the effect of increased power; that in 1850, with 1.5 horsepower per farmer, nine...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!