FARMS: A Bounty that Ended the Mutiny

EVEN in good times many farmers like to complain. In Bakersfield, Calif., Joe Garone looked out over his 2,800 acres rich with cattle and cotton and said: "It used to be that we had three major problems—weather, pests and markets. Now we've got one that's even bigger—Government interference." In the midst of the nation's harvest this week, Garone and the other 2.9 million American farm owners have scant reason to worry about any of those problems—least of all the openhanded Federal Government. The 1972 crop should show the most bountiful per-acre yield ever, and farm income has risen a...

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