FARMERS: Waiting for the Whistle

"We talk and talk about what to do but always come out in a circle," said Iowa Farmer John Hilbert to Pollster Samuel Lubell. Farmer Hilbert's gloomy, no-way-out tone was typical of what seasoned Listener Lubell found on a seven-week trip through farm country in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Lubell's basic finding: the Midwest's farmers, who once had firm opinions about federal price-support programs, are now as baffled by the massive, $7 billion-a-year farm-glut scandal as the experts, the Eisenhower Administration and Congress (TIME, March 2). "Not a single farmer," Lubell reported last week for United Feature...