TITLE

A More Rational Farm Program

PUB. DATE
December 1960
SOURCE
New Republic;12/5/60, Vol. 143 Issue 24, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on issues related to the development of agriculture in the United States. Stockpile of farm commodities in the U.S., according to Commodity Credit Corp.; Expectations of wheat farmers from the President-elect; Number of farms that have disappeared annually in the last five years; Average annual income of farmers who have been able to sustain the downward pull experienced by farms all over the country; Status of noncommercial group in farming that operates 1.75 million farms covering one-fifth of the farm land; Need to address the rural welfare problem faced by farmers; Inadequacy of the Rural Development Program operating in the country; Importance of making credit available to people who have the basic farm management skills and the desire to build up their own farm enterprises; Lack of vocational education facilities in rural areas to prepare young people for jobs in the distributive trades, office work, automobile repairing, carpentry and so on; Difficulties faced by commercial agriculture in the nation; Implications of cutting back the production of crops that have been most persistently in surplus.
ACCESSION #
14598986

 

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