TITLE

Don't Kick the Farmer

AUTHOR(S)
Clyde Mitchell, C.
PUB. DATE
May 1954
SOURCE
New Republic;5/10/54, Vol. 130 Issue 19, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on agricultural policy in the U.S. A national policy which keeps farm income moving steadily upward along with national prosperity is better for the economy generally than fluctuations. Farmers are important consumers, particularly of machinery, chemicals and durable consumer goods, industries which are now suffering. A national policy which requires a downward adjustment in farm production or prices will put on the farmer the entire burden of a major failure in the national and international systems of income-distribution. The American farmers and people who study their problems would be quite willing for changes to be made in the type and level of price supports if these two fundamental problems of consumption expansion and farm poverty were simultaneously made subjects of adequate legislation.
ACCESSION #
14491318

 

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