Nation: The Continuing Scandal

By a squeaky vote of 202 to 197. the House of Representatives passed a compromise farm bill, giving the Administration some (but not all) of the controversial production controls it sought in an earlier bill which the House rejected. By 1964 the Secretary of Agriculture will be empowered to set the acreage planted to wheat at whatever level is necessary to maintain the national supply without adding to surpluses.

The House turnabout resulted from a partisan congressional mood brought on by the approaching elections; the bill picked up some Democratic supporters who were irked by the solid Republican opposition. But no one...

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