AGRICULTURE: Louder for Less

If there is anything everyone knows, it is that the U.S. farmer is sore about his subsidy programs. But if there is anything nobody knows, it is what to do about it. On Capitol Hill, the working political assumption is that the farmer wants handouts, handouts and more handouts. Yet anyone who takes the trouble to ask the farmer himself is likely to get some startlingly different answers. Last week the big (circ. 3,100,000) Farm Journal announced the most remarkable results yet of a farm poll. The Journal asked its subscribers to...

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