CONTRACT FARMING: Brings Higher Income, Lower Prices

THIS is the beginning of a revolution in swine raising," said Kansas City, Mo. Packer Arthur B. Maurer last week. The revolution: a new way of raising hogs called contract farming. Contract farming, though new to the pork industry, is not new to U.S. agriculture; it was started in the canning industry years ago. But its rapid spread in recent years to other sections of the farm economy has caused some enthusiasts to feel that it may go a long way toward solving the farm problem, since its aim is to increase...

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