THE PRESIDENCY: Roosevelt Week: Apr. 10, 1933

"I seek an end to the threatened loss of homes and productive capacity now faced by hundreds of thousands of American farm families," President Roosevelt told Congress last week when he sent to the Capitol for speedy enactment his bill for refinancing agricultural mortgages. His land-leasing -domestic - allotment-cotton pool measure now in the Senate's hands is designed to raise commodity prices and thus put cash into the farm industry from the bottom by direct subsidies (see p. 18). His mortgage bill is meant to ease the debt load pressing down on the farm from the top. The...

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