Calvin Coolidge Says, June 22, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: June 22, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Agriculture is a Satisfactory Form of Existence (Original document available here) It is long since we have heard much agitation for a movement back to the land. But now when there is distress in industrial centers a home on a farm begins to look attractive. One reason […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, July 8, 1930

January 20, 2021

Date: July 8, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) It would certainly be fair and probably wise to defer judgment on the reported actions of the Federal Farm Board until the results are fully matured and they are in a position to reveal what they have done and why they did it. This […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 24, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: February 24, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: The U.S. should not fear a European agriculture agreement as it is better for us if Europe is financially strong. (Original document available here) Some fear is being expressed that a European agreement relating to agricultural products, especially wheat, will be detrimental to the United States. A […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 26, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: February 26, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The coming season will test the ability and the disposition of agriculture to co-operate with the Farm Board. As a temporary expedient the board stepped in under the law which seemed to justify it and supported the price of wheat and cotton produced last […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, February 5, 1931

December 16, 2020

Date: February 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes on agriculture, and praises the recent efforts of the Farm Board concerning the agricultural sector. (Original document available here) The problem of agriculture in recent years has seemed so much the disposition of surplus production that very little public thought has been given to soil exhaustion. Yet […]

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