A Radically New Farm Program

Benson, Ezra T.
January 1956
New Republic;1/30/56, Vol. 134 Issue 5, p7
This article presents information on the exchange of views between journalist Robert Fischer and farmer Haldore Hanson on farm policy in the U.S. According to Fischer the main trouble with assumptions is that there is no such thing as "the farmer." There are many different kinds of farmers, raising different crops, some needed and some not and suffering different degrees of underdogginess. Hanson replied that a national labor shortage is emerging. Each worker will conservatively produce twice as much per hour. And because this entire structure of rising prosperity and output is built upon a calculated stable growth, industry must do everything to stabilize its sales, its profits and its labor force.


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