Address at the National Farmers Union Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

March 13, 1967


Oklahoma City, OK

It is sometimes said that the decline in total net farm income is not so bad because more than 2 and 1/2 million farmers have left the land since World War II. But farm income per person, or per farm family is over 50% below income in the rest of the country— just as far as it was twenty years ago. Two thirds of the nation’s farms return less than $4,000 a year to their owners and operators, for all their sweat and sacrifice and investment.