AGRICULTURE: The Price of Plenty

Columnist Mark Sullivan used strong language: "Hardly ever in the world was anything so fantastic" as the Government's support of farm prices. "It is an economic monstrosity, a fiscal and social danger." New York's Butter and Egg Merchants Association called for a "congressional investigation of the whole stinking mess."

Was it as bad as all that? Was it the Government floor under farm products that was keeping food prices so high? Stung by all the criticism, Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson last week called in the press for a patient point-by-point review of the whole price-support program.

Congress passed the...

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