Statement of Senator Mike Mansfield (D. Montana)
Wheat Referendum--August 24- I qt, I
This i k ke Mansfield~ted- ~s- Senater, and I am taking
this opportunity to make a personal appeal to the farmers in the great State
of Montana and the midwest. On August 24, farmers throughout the Nation will
be given an opportunity to vote "yes" or "no" on the 1961 wheat referendum.
It is in your own best interest to vote "Yes".
The agricultural economy of Montana and its neighboring States is
now plagued with a staggering drought, the most serious in years. It will be
difficult for many of our small family farmers, a positive referendum vote
will at least mean better prices for the wheat producers of the area. If
quotas are disapproved it will mean a severe drop in the price of wheat.
A vote in favor of quotas will mean a guaranteed price of approximately $2.00
The Congress has just completed extensive consideration of the farm
program and we have sent to the President a new bill, now signed into law.
During this debate it was very apparent that something must be done to help
increase farm income, reduce government costs created by excessive surpluses
and at the same time stabilize the farm economy so basic to the welfare and
security of our Nation. A "Yes" vote on the wheat referendum will help to achieve
As your Senator and a Montanan who is vitally interested in the economic
well-being of the small family farmer I urge that the wheat referendum be given
a big ''Yes" vote on Thursday, August 24th.
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 41, Folder 25, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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