AGRICULTURE: Dick v. Ezra (Contd.)

There is one fact on the U.S. domestic scene that both Republican and Democratic presidential hopefuls agree upon: Ezra Taft Benson's farm program has resulted in one big mess. But where Democrats have a wide field for criticism of Administration policies, front-running Republican Richard Nixon is on a ledge: so long as he is a member of the Eisenhower team, he cannot risk a serious party split by taking out after Agriculture Secretary Benson. Last week Dick Nixon told a group of farm-state Congressmen of a politically momentous decision: he intends to cut himself off from the Administration's agriculture record...

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