National Affairs: THE FARMER'S FOUR VOICES

The U.S. farmer speaks mostly through his farm organizations. If the farmer's voice sometimes seems garbled in transmission, it is because the farm organizations themselves differ greatly in background, makeup, leadership and outlook. The nation's major farm organizations:

American Farm Bureau Federation, Chicago. The solid, conservative giant of U.S. farm organizations, with membership representing 1,623,000 farm families in 48 states and Puerto Rico, heavily concentrated in the corn belt states of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana (the Farm Bureau is sometimes facetiously called "The American Corn Bureau"). President: roughhewn, painfully serious Charles B. Shuman,...

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