Business: Farmers Raising Cain

Some have made "bad business judgments." Others were "driven by just old-fashioned greed." So said Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland last week as 4,000 farmers from as far away as Colorado rolled into Washington aboard tractors and campers to press for higher farm price supports. If Bergland's bluntness was startling, so was the demonstrators' cause. Last winter when the small American Agriculture Movement organized its first drive-in at the capital, farm prices were depressed and many U.S. farmers were genuinely strapped. But now the A.A.M. militants, who signaled their arrival by dis rupting...

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