Carter and the Farmers

January 1978
New Republic;1/7/78, Vol. 178 Issue 1, p5
Comments on the nationwide farmer's strikes that were sparked by an agricultural crisis in the U.S. Government's adoption of a policy of providing income support to the American farmers; Origins and reasons for the farmers' strike; Strikers' goal of driving up food prices by creating an artificial shortage; Increase in the cost of agricultural supplies, land and of borrowing money; Problem posed by the high productivity of American farms.


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