AGRICULTURE: Spring Planting

A glance at the record $4.97 billion item in the budget for aid to farmers is enough to prove to both Dwight Eisenhower and Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson that something has to be done about the present price-support program. Last week Agriculture Secretary Benson was out planting the seeds of change. In New Orleans he told a group of cotton shippers that, bright as the present cotton situation looks today, he now holds only dim hope for cotton's future "so long as governing basic legislation is retained."

The point in this cotton picking was essentially the same as that...

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