Letters, may 4, 1953

The Secretary & the Farmers

Sir:

As a small-acreage wheat farmer, I do not agree with all the opinions expressed by Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson (TIME, April 13) ... Secretary Benson accuses inefficient farmers, as he calls them, inefficient because they do not produce in large enough quantities to be efficient . . . How can he reconcile this with the fact that the falling or low prices for wheat are brought about by overproduction? . . .

My experience has been that the main difference between efficient and inefficient farmers was...

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