AGRICULTURE: Prospect: Foot-Dragging

AGRICULTURE Prospect: Foot-Dragging

"There has been more change in agriculture within the lifetime of men now living than in the previous 2,000 years," said President Eisenhower last week in sending to Congress a new farm program designed to bring U.S. Government policy up to date with the U.S. farmer's "unparalleled ability to produce."Principally, the President asked Congress to:

¶Give Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson authority to reduce price supports on cotton, tobacco, corn, wheat, peanuts, rice and dairy products to a minimum of 60% of parity, if necessary to avoid surpluses. The present floor is...

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