One Farm Program That Works

-RURAL DEVELOPMENT

IN campaigning for billions in price supports, Washington politicos often give the impression that the subsidies benefit all of America's 5,400,000 farm families. Actually, only a minority gets them, since only five crops (wheat, corn, cotton, rice and tobacco) are supported, and they are produced by the nation's most prosperous farmers. Left out almost completely are some 2,500,000 marginal farmers. These underfed and ill-housed families are a farm problem that few Congressmen talk about. Last week Congress grudgingly voted $2,500,000 for their benefit, a cut of $1,500,000 below the amount...

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