Agriculture: Rigorous Prescription

The swollen, scandalous thing sits there, an affront to political morality, economic logic and plain common sense. Truman and Eisenhower each had his turn at "the farm problem," and each left it worse than he found it. Last week the Kennedy Administration announced its farm plan.

For the past eight years, the cost of Government agricultural programs has run between $4 billion and $7 billion, ranking only behind national defense and interest on the national debt as the biggest item in the budget. Kennedy claimed that his program would cut Government costs by many millions. He proposed the most rigorous system...

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