economic times spawned a radical new kind of farm organization in
the wake of the Korean War, a time when the combination of drought
and depressed farm prices gripped the rural midlands. In this scenario
the National Farmers Organization (NFO) was born. No one sensed
then that this new farm group would order a series of controversial
food market boycotts in an attempt to obtain its objectives for
collective bargaining for American agriculture.
NFO called its boycotts holding actions , and staged such campaigns
to try and force food processors to bargain for higher prices for
farmers. This book explains the reason for the development of the
NFO along with descriptions of the scenarios about specific holding
actions and protests.
pages, 2000, 6" x 9", paperbound