U.S. At War: Poor Rich Farmers

Out of the Agriculture Department came a fistful of figures that should have knocked Congressional farm-bloc arguments into a cocked hat. The statistics proved one point: U.S. farmers collectively are more prosperous than ever before. But to Georgia's Representative Stephen Pace and other farm-bloc members, it is not enough that:

> Net farm income in 1942 is up 45% over 1941.

> Money from marketings is double the 1935-39 average.

> Gross income is about $15.6 billion, a billion more than the World War I peak in 1919.

> Parity calculations make the farmer 36% better...

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