Potato Control Under the A.A.A.

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A.A.A. Moves to Enforce Potato Control Law

Plans for Referendum of Potato Growers in January

The potato control act of 1935, which has been vigorously attacked during recent weeks both by opponents of the New Deal and by members of the administration, is to become effective December 1. By imposing a punitive tax on potatoes marketed in excess of given allotments, the law is intended to increase returns to growers through limitation of production. Steps preliminary to its enforcement were taken by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration on November 1, when it announced a national tax-exempt sales allotment of 226,600,000 bushels for the 1936 crop year and apportioned the national quota among the states.

In the face of continuing controversy over the law, the A. A. A. announced ...

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