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...

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