SEGMENT: FARM ORGANIZATIONS, ATTITUDE TOWARDS GOVERNMENT, & GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS

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SEGMENT: FARM ORGANIZATIONS, ATTITUDE TOWARDS GOVERNMENT, & GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS,

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FARM ORGANIZATIONS
Discussion of contract with Del Monte starting in 1956 raising peas, beans, sweet corn. Mentions lag between harvest & payment from Del Monte. Yet Del Monte would get their money for their cattle immediately. In response Farm Bureau formed Quality Vegetable Growers Association, & farmers now paid quickly. Notes that Del Monte provided good cash crop and have been good to local farmers.
ATTITUDE TOWARDS GOVERNMENT
Involvement in local government. Was Trustee for Township and Road Commissioner. Wants to keep local government so town can remain efficient. Disagrees with TIC - borrowing against the future taxes. Thinks you should earn it first. Don't borrow on your future. "Governments overspend."
GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
Wide-ranging, but excellent discussion of government programs past & present. Discusses 1933 Roosevelt farm programs that father was involved in. Notes slaughtering of hogs & other attempts to cut back surplus and production. Agriculture department and federal government programs are expensive yet boost economy. Notes current overproduction & cost to Federal government. Warren discusses participating in 3-year reserve because of the income value, but disagrees with program. Farmers receive $3.03 from government on corn or $1.98 at market. Waste of money to store corn for bigger sale during deflation. Compares prices and reflection of farming on the economy. Adjust the value of dollar and stop overproduction.