National Affairs: The Farmers' Friends

New York's pre-starched Governor Ave Harriman, who has never been press-photographed milking a cow (and never will be if his luck holds), planned to make his big pitch for farm support in another fashion at the Democrats' Midwest farm conference in Des Moines over the weekend. Harriman made the trip, his first speaking foray into the Midwest since the political season opened, to outline a farm policy based on price supports at 90% of parity—a figure calculated to comfort farmers and discomfit Adlai Stevenson.

Stevenson, worried by surplus farm production, had a hard time making up his mind on the 90% parity...

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