Thought for the day

"I contend that for a nation to try and tax itself into prosperity, is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." -- Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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In these poignant photographs, FSA photographers Dorothea Lang, Ben Shahan, and Russell Lee capture the intense anxiety and stagnation of poor farm laborers as they wait in line for emergency aids that will feed their families for days.

 

The Farm Security Administration (FSA), created in 1937 under the Department of Agriculture, helped with rural resettlement, agricultural credit, and subsistence homestead programs.

 

 

The FSA was not a relief agency, but instead, it relied on a network of collaborations between state and county offices to determine which customers needed loans that could not get this credit elsewhere. .