TITLE

More for Farmers

PUB. DATE
April 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;4/2/56, Vol. 134 Issue 14, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
14432985

 

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