1912 Campaign: Teddy Roosevelt Calls for a Greater Social Contract with Farmers

“There is no body of our people whose interests are more inextricably interwoven with the interests of all the people than is the case with the farmers.” – Teddy Roosevelt, radical advocate for family farmers, land stewardship, and government regulation of special interest groups

“So long as the farmer leaves cooperative activities with their profit sharing to the city man of business, so long will the foundations of wealth be undermined and the comforts of enlightenment be impossible in the country communities.”

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