AGRICULTURE: A Slice for Butter

Almost everyone agreed that the Eisenhower Administration had to make some change in the Government's dairy industry program. With dairy products supported at 90% of parity, producers continued to churn out huge surpluses to be piled up in Government warehouses (TIME, Feb. 15). Because prices were held high by the Government, butter and other milk products were being priced off thousands of U.S. tables. A year ago, representatives of the dairy industry promised to develop a workable plan to cope with overproduction. They failed to do so.

This week Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson took the course of political...

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