Agriculture: Get Off That Tiger

The American Farm Bureau Federation has long waged a gallant—and losing—war against heavy-handed Government controls on agriculture.

Representing 1,600,000 farmer families, the bureau is the biggest of the nation's agricultural organizations. It wants nothing so much as a return to free enterprise on the farm, cherishes nothing more than the hope of being untouched and untroubled by a big-spending Agriculture Department that figures to cough up $3 billion in price supports in the current fiscal year. Last week some 5,000 farmers went to the organization's convention in Atlanta and determined to make a...