FARMERS: Working for Subsidy

In Washington, where the farm program has been a political football for 30 years, bickering about subsidies has become a matter of tired and jaded argument. But there is nothing tired or jaded about the effect of the current runaway federal price supports on the farmers themselves. Last week TIME correspondents found them working toward the most mountainous subsidies and mountainous surpluses ever:

As the plentiful spring rains slackened from Ohio to North Dakota, the corn and wheat belts were alive with action. Around Great Bend. Kans.. wheat men hammered sharp new teeth into their combine blades. got ready for...

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