The Congress: A Woman Is Only a Woman, But Is This Bill Better Than Nothing?

Last May, when wheat growers in a national referendum voted down a subsidy plan with compulsory controls, Kennedy Administration officials vowed that farmers could go hang before they would get a substitute program.

But things change in an election year —and the Johnson Administration, with Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman's support, put immense pressure upon Senate Democrats to pass the new farm bill, particularly the wheat part. And so the Senate last week wheezed its approval of a two-year $1 billion wheatand-cotton subsidy bill. It was, of course, just another of those legislative thingamajigs that have for decades contributed so much...

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