Out but Not Down

September 1976
National Review;9/17/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 35, p996
The article offers a look at the status of the agricultural sector in Great Britain in September 1976. British Minister of Agriculture Fred Peart was saddened to discover the condition of farms in West Country, England that were hit by the drought. Farmers were demanding compensation for the losses they had suffered. They wanted a straight, tax-free payment from the government based on the acreage they would have planted had they known that they were going to receive a straight, tax-free payment based on it. Peart promised to tackle all of the farmers' demands with his officials, but warned that the outcome would mean an increase of prices to housewives and men as well.


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