Resolution Adopted by the CCAR

AGRICULTURE

Digests of resolutions adopted by the
Central Conference of American Rabbis
between 1889 and 1974

1. We approve a program of land purchase by the Federal Government and the distribution of land under long term contracts of sale to operating farmers in order to give relief to the desperate problems of farm tenancy and share cropperism. (1938, p. 93)

2. The Conference suggests that farm cooperatives and rural electrification among small farmers receive federal aid and encouragement. (1942, p.?3)

3. We endorse the President's criticism of the pending price control bill in the Senate, which would allow farmers a price for their goods far above parity, as being against the national interest. (1942, p. 94)

4. The Conference points to the poor social and economic conditions of share-croppers, tenant farmers, peonage, child labor, etc., as needing rectification. It recommends government controls in order that the plight of the small farmer and farm worker will be improved. (1942, p. 94)

5. We commend the Farm Security Administration for the practical results of its efforts among our less privileged farmers. The FSA's program of education and rehabilitation, now under constant attack, must be preserved and extended. We protest against any plan which operates to freeze in Southern states the available supply of under-employed experienced farm labor. (1942, pp. 127-28)