FARMERS: Meredith Says

"NORTH AND SOUTH SHAKE SWEATY HANDS OVER PLOW" —Thus yelped a headline in the Chicago Tribune. The cause was a convention of 80 farm organizations at St. Louis, Mo., where midwestern and southern delegates demanded immediate legislation by Congress to "enable the farmers to control and manage excess of crops at their own expense, so as to secure cost of production with reasonable profit." They approved of the Federal Farm Board plan, backed by Frank O. Lowden of Illinois. They defended the farm bloc as a political unit. Just as onetime Governor...

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