AGRICULTURE: Solutions, Anyone?

A White House limousine sped up Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol one day fortnight ago, carrying two presidential aides to a secret meeting in the office of North Dakota's Republican Senator Milton R. Young. Gathered for the meeting were G.O.P. wheat-state Senators, all of them unhappy about the farm message that President Eisenhower was scheduled to send to Congress that very day. The Senators had found in the advance text a lingering echo of Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson's crusading spirit, and they felt that, considering Benson's unpopularity in the farm belt, a gentler tone was...

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