AGRICULTURE: Bawls & Bellows

In St. Paul, Minn, last week, Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson rose before a farm audience of 3,000 to repeat two points he had been expounding in Washington: 1) price supports should be used only as "insurance against disaster," 2) farmers "should not be placed in the position of working for Government bounty rather than producing for a free market." Back in Washington the next day, Benson let it be known that he does not intend to shove Government supports under sagging cattle prices, because there is no "feasible method" for doing so.

Suddenly the fervent price-support...

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