AGRICULTURE: Yes, Of Course

From the plains of eastern Washington to western Nebraska's prairie, wheat farmers last week voted overwhelmingly (83.3% in early returns) for continuing federal quotas—and high price supports—on the nation's No. 3 grain crop. Prime incentive in the voting: a $1.78-per-bu. federal guarantee for wheat grown under the quota system (v. $1.19 if controls were dropped). Spat Farmer D. O. Yost of Emporia, Kans.: "It's just like offering a kid the choice of 50¢ or 75¢ allowance a week, and asking him which he'd rather have."

As farm experts saw it, the referendum sadly underscored the fact that farmers, long hit...

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