Agriculture: Food for Freedom

In his longtime crusade to get the Government off the farm and off the farmer's back, Charles B. Shuman (TIME cover, Sept. 3) has made more proposals than Tommy Manville. Farmer-president of the giant (1,677,820 members) American Farm Bureau Federation, largest and most influential U.S. farm organization, Shuman has almost invariably been ignored in Washington, where his call for a return to a free market in farm products is viewed as an invitation to chaos. Times are changing. Today, as the world's population threatens to outstrip its ability to pro duce...

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