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Ann Folino White discusses Plowed Under

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by Indiana University Press

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On this episode of the IU Press podcast, Ann Folino White talks about her new book Plowed Under: Food Policy Protests and Performance in New Deal America. During the Great Depression, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Many Americans saw the government action as a senseless waste of food that left the hungry to starve, initiating public outcry. White discusses the protests against the Agricultural Adjustment Act in this interview.


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On this episode of the IU Press podcast, Ann Folino White talks about her new book Plowed Under: Food Policy Protests and Performance in New Deal America. During the Great Depression, farmers were instructed by the New Deal Agricultural Adjustment Act to produce less food in order to stabilize food prices and restore the market economy. Many Americans saw the government action as a senseless waste of food that left the hungry to starve, initiating public outcry. White discusses the protests against the Agricultural Adjustment Act in this interview.

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