FARMERS: Crop Insurance

Two days before Republican Nominee Landon was to deliver his bid for the farm vote at Des Moines last September, Democratic Nominee Roosevelt made headlines by announcing that he had appointed a committee headed by Secretary of Agriculture Wallace to work out a plan of crop insurance. Up from Topeka rose realistic howls of pain and rage as Landon handlers claimed the President was stealing their man's stuff. Snatching it from his forthcoming speech, they rushed the Landon crop insurance program to the press: "I believe that the question of crop insurance...

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