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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1956 - File 009. 1956-04. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 14, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1119/show/1058.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 4, April 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date April 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript )N are rop econd ;stora- ivoted astage of the , elim- Eisen- THE FARM PROBLEM ontinued Committee's Farm Bill lake tion rain the I by rops ring Farm farm ini- urbaH to Mr- litiontv surphd is thaj n casl' Page SI ion in the acreage reserve and a consequent lowering of he amount of acreage actually planted to the basic crops. inversely, it would seem that lower farm prices would ttiially imperil the President's soil bank program rather an assist it. We have also been criticized for not making participa- On in the so-called "acreage reserve" mandatory, instead 1 leaving it on a voluntary basis. Tin's participation was made voluntary for good rea- 'n. Our farm producers had already voted on the issue whether they wanted acreage allotments. Their vote 'd been favorable, and it was predicated on participat- g farmers planting all of the acreage allotted to them. tor Committee felt it would be morally as well as prob- Bj legally wrong for the Congress to impose a further edition on the planting of these acres — one which had I been voted on by the farmers at the time of the crop fcrendums, and one which would reduce their allotted *eage by a substantia] amount — perhaps as much as !' per cent. However, the overriding objective of the Committee *s to bolster farm income immediately. We felt, and I leve justifiably, that if the present price decline were putted to continue for any appreciable time, many idreds more of small farmers would be squeezed out of Bness; the trend toward "bigness" in agriculture, with accompanying quasi-monopolistic characteristics and ludant dangers, would be accelerated. Even more igerous, we felt that a depressed agriculture, bringing "fl it lowered farm purchasing power, would soon affect entire economic structure ol our nation. END The Soil Bank Plan • Is It Legal? • How It Worked First Time Twenty Years Ago Dr. Murray R. Benedict, Professor of Agricultural Economics in the (.iannini Foundation at the University of California in Berkeley, made some interesting comparisons in the present proposed soil hank plan and a similar soil preservation plan llial was in opera- lion some twenty years ago. His ohservations were puhlished in an article hy Hamilton I,. Him/ in the Sacramento /tee of January 21, 1956: HOW ABOUT the soil bank plan . . . as a part of a program to solve the problems of the farmers? Is it new? How will it work? What are its chances ol success? Can its framers hurdle an apparently formidable legal barrier? These are questions which come to the minds of people connected with agriculture, and to those who have the welfare ol the farmers and the country at heart. . . . TRIED FIRST IN 1933 "A program somewhat similar to the soil bank plan was tried in the middle 1930s," said Dr. Benedict. "Under authority of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 193.) the government entered into contracts with the growers of cotton, wheat, coin, and tobacco to pay rental on acreage withheld from production. "A separate program was instituted for hogs with the aim of preventing depressing surpluses going to market." (Continued on Page 9) Typicol of the forms offected by the decline in prices of agricultural commodities is this wheat form in Southwestern Kansas. Senator Ellender cites the reason for rigid price supports: "Net farm income has dropped nearly $5 billion since 1951 — the farmer's shore of the consumer's dollar spent for food products fell from 48 cents in 1951 to 39 cents in December of 1955." 1$ I»mt xi \i «>. April, 1956 Page 7
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