The Administration: Who's in the Stew?

Last May, the U.S. wheat growers about to vote in a referendum on the Kennedy Administration's high-subsidy program for mandatory production controls, Washington Democrats issued some you'd-better, or-else threats. If the wheat producers turned down the program, their income would suffer — and the Administration vowed that it would not back any sort of substitute program to help them out. "Let them stew in their own juice," snapped an Agriculture Department official.

By an overwhelming vote, the wheat-men turned down the Administration program. According to present fore casts, the vote may mean falling prices and a loss of $600 million in...

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