FARMERS: How You Keep Them?

Locust Township lies in a quiet, verdant bowl in the mountains of Columbia County, Pa. Broad farms with prosperous farmer families upon them pattern the land like a soft patchwork quilt. It is ten miles to a town or city.

There, of late weeks, an alert young man named L. L. Hug has gone from farm to farm, sitting in consultation with each household for two hours apiece, asking pointed questions, taking careful notes. Last week his notes were being tabulated by the department of agricultural economics at Pennsylvania State College, which...

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