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...