AGRICULTURE: De-Icing the Farmer

Back to Congress last week with a crisp rejection slip from President Eisenhower went the 1958 farm bill. For the second time in two years, said Ike, Congress had sent him farm legislation "which I cannot in good conscience approve." Intended to freeze 1958 price supports at not less than 1957 levels, the vetoed bill, like the one in 1956. was an election-year stratagem by which 1) Democrats hoped to embarrass the Administration, and 2) farm-belt Republicans hoped to horsefeather their re-election chances.

In refusing to be part of this political pact, the President listed half a dozen ill effects on...

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