Farm Issue in National Politics
Conflicting Party Views on Farmers' Plight
Continuing declines in prices of farm commodities and in farmers' incomes assure early action by Congress on farm policy and will probably make government dealings with agricultural problems a leading issue in the 1956 campaign. President Eisenhower announced, Oct. 29, that he would submit new recommendations for farm legislation soon after Congress meets. Meanwhile, the Senate and House Agriculture committees have been holding grassroots hearings throughout the country to get farmers' views on means of redressing their present grievances.
Democratic spokesmen blame policies of the Republican administration for most of the decline in farm prices and have offered a variety of plans to enlarge farmers' incomes. Administration leaders blame farmers' difficulties on conditions inherited from the ...