National Affairs: THE $5 BILLION FARM SCANDAL Every Day In Every Way It Gets Worse

WHEAT COMBINES HARVESTING TROUBLEMAKING BUMPER CROP IN BENTON COUNTY, WASH. 12 TIME , AUGUST 19, 1957

RESTLESS combines growled and rattled across the rippling wheat fields of the Northwest. In the South, newly picked cotton sped through gins and balers. Midwestern farmers sweated in fields of hay and ripe, yellow oats. Across the nation, the yearly harvest was under way, and despite drought in the Northeast, the worst in 35 years or more, many a U.S. farmer could agree with Fred Hill of Umatilla County, Ore. Pushing back his Stetson, lanky Farmer Hill, 44, cast an admiring eye over a...

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