FDR's first 100 days: Book details legislation with lasting effects listen01/14/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Adam Cohen is the author of the new book, Nothing to Fear: FDR’s Inner Circle and the Hundred Days that Created Modern America, and he spoke recently with WMNF.
Among the New Deal legislation of the first 100 days was the Agriculture Adjustment Administration, the agency that created pivotal farming legislation. It was extremely controversial, because it paid some farmers not to grow produce.
This subsidy has been extremely hard to phase out, as played out during negotiations last year for the 2007 Farm Bill. WMNF asked Cohen about farm subsidies in an interview you can hear by clicking on the link attached to this story.