FARMERS: Plow-Under

Two years ago the Federal Farm Board advised the South to plow under every third row of cotton to reduce the crop and lift price. The South loudly mocked the suggestion. Why not, it asked, plow under every third member of the Farm Board? Yet last week the South stood pledged to plow under nearly one-quarter of its standing cotton crop.* What had changed its mind was the fact that the new Agricultural Adjustment Administration was ready to reward its sacrifice with $100,000,000 in quick cash. To sign the South up to...

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