Friday, August 5, 2011

The Farm Problem: 1959

Nifty series of articles from Life Magazine that shows a program in transition from first national farm policy during the New Deal, to the current framework of farm policies implemented in the early 1970s under the Nixon administration:

30 Nov 1959 (Weakest of the three articles, this is more a collection of short statements and pictures but does give some background that's good to know when reading the other two installments.)

7 Dec 1959 (A nice write up of a mid-sized, relatively diversified Iowa farm.)

14 Dec 1959 (Contains the most "wonky" details of the issues of the day.)

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