INFLATION: Wickard to Farmers

Farmer Claude Wickard* wants to produce, as all farmers do. Secretary of Agriculture Claude Wickard wants to get along with people, as administrators must. Last week he jumped off the fence he had straddled between his two instincts.

Eight months ago Farmer Wickard, the producer in favor of production, supported the stand of the grasping Congressional farm bloc. Results: 1) The price control bill assured farmers a hefty chunk of money by prohibiting ceiling prices on farm products until the market price reached 110% of the 1909-14 purchasing power; 2) the bill gave...

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