AGRICULTURE: Uncle Sam, Go Home

Should the U.S. scrap its farm support program and "get clear out of farming"? In December, Farm Journal (circ.3,400,000) put the question to its readers, this week reported an amazing finding: half the farmers say yes. The tally for the first 4,000 farmers responding:

Government to get clear out 50%

More help 27%

Same amount of help 12%

Less help 11%

In the East the vote was 68% for no Government help. In the South, once a stronghold for farm subsidizers, the vote was 53%, and on the West Coast it was 58%. Even in the Central states, 43% of the farmers voting preferred...

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