Turning On the Farmers

Wieck, Paul R.
September 1972
New Republic;9/9/72, Vol. 167 Issue 9, p17
Focuses on efforts made by Earl Butz, secretary of agriculture, for the re-election of U.S. President Richard Nixon. Efforts made by Butz to popularize Nixon among farmers; Exemption of raw agricultural products from the wage-price freeze; Impact of an increase in meat prices at supermarkets on consumers; Reasons for dairy farmers' unhappiness; Report that National Farmers Organization has contracted to supply an extra 20-to-25 percent at a premium ranging from 25-to-50 cents per hundred-weight; Efforts of presidential candidate George McGovern to win the confidence of farmers.


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