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farm bloc

farm bloc in Culture

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A group of both Democratic and Republican members of Congress from the farming states of the Middle West that pressures the federal government to adopt policies favorable to farmers.

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  • Here we have the organization joining with the farm bloc in declaring the legislature to be its own master.

    Behind the Mirrors Clinton W. Gilbert
  • The farm bloc no more turned to him than to Borah for leadership.

    Behind the Mirrors Clinton W. Gilbert
  • The farm bloc is the first permanent economic minority to organize itself effectively for political action.

    Behind the Mirrors Clinton W. Gilbert
  • If Jefferson were writing today he might say that the farm bloc contained the "deposit for substantial and genuine virtue."

    Behind the Mirrors Clinton W. Gilbert

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