THE CONGRESS: The First Harvest

For months falling income on the farm has been recognized by both parties as the most incendiary political issue of 1956. When Congress went to work on a farm bill in January, there was widespread belief and outright prediction that Republican Party principle would be sacrificed to election year expediency, and that the discredited, surplus-producing rigid price supports would be restored. But President Eisenhower, Secretary of Agriculture Benson and a big majority of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate stood by the politically unpopular flexible support policy, which they believe to be best in the long run. Last week...

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