Agriculture: The Rich Get Richer

Indicting farm subsidies as "a multimillion-dollar Great Society giveaway," Delaware Republican John Williams told the Senate last week that five U.S. farms in 1966 collected more than $1,000,000 each in acreage diversion, price support and other payments.

The big harvesters and the programs under which they received payments as listed by the Agriculture Department: Griffen, Inc., Huron, Calif., $2,397,073 (cotton); South Lake Farms, Five Points, Calif., $1,468,696 (cotton and feed grains); J. G. Boswell Co., Corcoran, Calif., $2,807,633 (cotton); Salyer Land Co., also of Corcoran, $1,014,860 (cotton and feed grains); and Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., Honolulu, $1,236,355 (sugar). Eleven...

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