National Affairs: Billions in the Trough

For all the fine talk of welfare, urban housing and the unemployed, the first U.S. citizens who are likely to collect heavily from the New Frontier are those old reliables, the farmers. Last week the feed-grain bill, the first of President Kennedy's 16 emergency bills, was steered through House and Senate. House and Senate differences will be compromised this week, but the net promise is for an increase in price supports for corn (from $1.06 to $1.20) and grain sorghums for farmers who cut back their acreage from 20% (House version) to 30% (Senate version). In lieu of grain not grown,...

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