Once again this week the professional farm leaders descended on Washington to fight for higher prices.
Quick and efficient from long practice, they set about laying their battle lines. They rounded up friends and satellites, isolated foes, started political pressures back home, conferred on strategy.
This was an old pattern: last September the farm bloc came perilously close to forcing through Congress an inflationary bill that would have handed a few top-drawer farmers billions of dollars at the consumers' expense.
But this time the Farm Bureau's Edward Asbury O'Neal III, the National Grange's Albert S. Goss and the representatives of smaller farm pressure groups...