FARMERS: Relief Rebus

One disadvantage of being a Congressman is that you have to talk about one topic for months, years. On trains back to Washington last week, Congressmen were still talking, after a decade of it, about farm relief. Politically if not economically, something-must-be-done.

Economics. Insoluble though it seems, the economic aspect of the farm problem is simple. The only large variable involved is weather. If weather is good, so are crops. Too-big crops make too-small prices. If weather is bad, prices are good but many a farmer will have no crop to sell. Intelligent study...

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