Soil Conservation and Crop Surpluses

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Soil Conservation Plans and Purposes

Crop Surplus Question in Political Campaign

Endless discussion about how to solve the problem of mounting crop surpluses and declining farm prices will mark the coming election campaign. Whether it will lead to adoption of a farm program likely to ease pressures on either the farmer or the taxpayer is another matter. President Eisenhower said in his budget message for the fiscal year 1961, transmitted to Congress on Jan. 18, that “Federal programs for agriculture will again have a heavy impact on the budget, primarily because of continued high agricultural production and the past unwillingness of the Congress to make the adjustments in production needed to permit relaxation of government controls over farm operations.”

Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson said on ...

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