Sharecropper's Wife and Children Digital History ID 2776|
Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USF33-T01-002021-M2
Annotation: Roosevelt's most ambitious farm program was the Agriculture Adjustment Act (AAA). The AAA, led by Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace, sought a partnership between the government and major producers. Together the new allies would raise prices by reducing the supply of farm goods. Overall, the AAA's record was mixed. It raised farm income, but did little for sharecroppers and tenant farmers--the groups hardest hit by the agricultural crisis.
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