More for Farmers

April 1956
New Republic;4/2/56, Vol. 134 Issue 14, p4
The article focuses on the American farm bill and it's effects on farmers, politics and taxpayers of the U.S., if it is passed. The farmers would receive between $1 billion and $2 billion more in annual income if the 1956 farm bill, as passed by the Senate, were law. The benefits of the bill were due to a series of Democratic amendments. The Democrats had expected that the House-Senate Conference on the bill would agree on 90 percent rigid supports, which the President would veto, thus giving them their campaign issue. Now the Democrats are trying to compromise on the bill, which might mean giving up one-third or the-half of the farmer benefits in the bill. From the taxpayer's standpoint, the worst feature of the bill, is not the increased payments to farmers, but the failure to prevent future surpluses.


Related Articles

  • Sound Policies Support Texas Agriculture. Bailey, Senator Kay // Bulverde Standard (Canyon Lake, TX);11/7/2007, Vol. 23 Issue 45, p19 

    The author focuses on the Farm Bill of 2002 which was passed before the Texas Legislature and implemented throughout the state.

  • 'Tis the season for agriculture, baseball and Mother Nature.  // Stonewall County Courier (Aspermont, TX);6/2/2011, Vol. 25 Issue 24, p3 

    The article focuses on the importance of the farm bill to ranchers and farmers, in which the weather events in 2011 will be the focus of the lawmakers for the future farm legislation.

  • Legislative déjà vu is all frustration and no fun. PENNER, PAUL // Kansas Farmer (0022-8583);Aug2013, Vol. 151 Issue 8, p20 

    The author discusses aspects on the political effort initiated by legislators in Kansas to pass a legislative farm bill that would benefit farmers in the state.

  • Farm bill affects all of us and needs to be passed. Palkowitsh, Rick // High Plains Journal;10/1/2012, Vol. 130 Issue 40, p4-B 

    The author reflects on the hindrances to the passing of the "farm bill" in the U.S. owing to the debate over its nutrition programs as they are costly and politically controversial.

  • Look Out: Corporations Promote 'Right to Farm'. McMillen, Margot Ford // Progressive Populist;5/15/2013, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p5 

    In this article, the author expresses his views on legislative bills and laws introduced and passed by the U.S. concerning modern farming practices in 2013.

  • 2012 Farm Bill chances slim to none. Smith, J. T. // Farmer-Stockman;May2012, Vol. 102 Issue 5, p5 

    The article offers information on the 2012 farm bill which is expected to not be made or passed in 2012 by the United States Congress.

  • Not if, but how big, will cuts be in next farm bill. CAMPICHE, JODY L.; OUTLAW, JOE L. // Farmer-Stockman;Jan2013, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p13 

    The article presents information on budgetary cut in the farm bill of the U.S. under the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012 which is passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 passed by the U.S. Senate.

  • Don't split the bill. Klierly, Seymour // High Plains Journal;10/22/2012, Vol. 130 Issue 43, p4-B 

    In this article, the author reflects on idea of splitting of the proposed U.S. farm bill into two separate legislative bills and states that separating the farm bill into two sections will hamper the interest of people.

  • Johanns highlights specialty crop proposals.  // Southwest Farm Press;5/17/2007, Vol. 34 Issue 13, p18 

    The article highlights the additional components of the farm bill proposals in the U.S. First is the creation of a new grant program investing $20 million to further focus resources in addressing international sanitary and phytosanitary issues. Second, a $15 million funding is provided to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics