President’s Farm Policies Criticized by Democrats

Associated Press

In the Democratic response to Reagan’s weekly radio address, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin charged that the Administration’s farm policies are designed to benefit large corporations at the expense of family farmers.

“The President took $16 billion from the taxpayers’ pockets for a so-called farm program, and most of that money went to his friends--the big, corporate farm operations,” Harkin said. “The Republican Party’s position on farmers is clear: Get big, get rich, or get off the land.”