Easing Burdens

A grab bag of farm plans

With farm bankruptcies at the highest level since the Great Depression, and crop prices and agricultural incomes at a ten-year low, the nation's farmers are fighting to survive. In Dallas last week, President Reagan announced a grab bag of new federal plans to ease their burden. Speaking to some 5,000 members of the American Farm Bureau Federation, the country's largest farm organization, he said, "Because these are unusual and critical times . . . we don't have to stand around chewing our cud. To the American farmer, let me say, help is on the way."

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