FARMERS: Prolonged Debate

All last week the Senate tore its hair, rent the air with cries and filled the Congressional Record with words for the sake of the nation's farmers.

The most important thing about the farm relief proposals was nevertheless the parliamentary situation. The House had refused to pass the Haugen farm relief bill (TIME, May 31, THE CONGRESS) by vote of 212 to 167. It had previously passed a bill supported by the Administration creating a division of co-operative marketing in the Department of Agriculture, a bill designed to aid farmers in forming and...

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