FARMERS: Crowded Out

All last spring Secretary of Agriculture Wallace was busy with the aid of farm leaders concocting a new farm bill, something to succeed the Soil Conservation Act (hurriedly passed when AAA was invalidated), something permanent and inclusive—to begin with soil conservation payments, continue with the ever-normal granary (Joseph) plan, and be driven home with production control when the ever-normal granary gets abnormally full. Three weeks ago in press conference Franklin Roosevelt remarked that this was all a fine idea and he hoped some action would be taken on it. However,...

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