Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan, who wants more than anything else to win the friendship of U.S. farmers and thus influence U.S. elections, was beginning to find out that farmers are not easy to please. Ever since he offered his plan, which would promise fanners high selling prices and consumers cheaper food (TIME, April 18), Brannan's popularity with farm organizations has been frostbitten.

Last week at its convention in Sacramento, the National Grange, second largest of the three main U.S. farm groups,*condemned the Brannan plan and went beyond; it also questioned many...

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