Letters: Dec. 22, 1967

Balancing the Budget

Sir: Your Essay "How To Cut the U.S. Budget" [Dec. 8], in the paragraph on Agriculture, raises some questions that cast doubt on the amount of research done by your writer. You claim the farm to be the home "of the nation's most coddled minority"—coddled by whom? Certainly not by the U.S. Department of Agriculture whose planning and continual changing of the Feed Grain Program has brought the price of corn down again this year. You blame rising food prices on Government subsidies—how about the fact that the U.S. housewife today...

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