HUSBANDRY: Drought Relief

First defiance of President Hoover in the Senate last week came on drought relief legislation.* Though the President's drought agents had recommended a $60,000,000 measure last October, the Department of Agriculture later whittled this estimate down to $25,000,000. Over Presidential protest the Senate Committee on Agriculture unanimously approved a bill to loan farmers the full $60,000,000 not only for feed and seed but also for food. Nor could President Hoover count on support from Senate Democrats on this issue because their leader, Arkansas Senator Robinson, dropping harmony, loudly announced for the...

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