The partial paralysis of the economic world today has thrust many new and strange problems upon the American farmer which require group action for solution. Such problems as deflation and inflation; banking reforms; international trade and credit readjustments; unequal tax burdens; national land use problems—these problems cannot be handled by the individual farmer. They require action by farmers as a group, or by the nation as a whole, for solution.
But not all of the problems require "group action.” Many of them must be handled on an individual farm basis. For instance— whether to rent more or less land, whether to raise more or less livestock, whether to feed this or that ration, how to handle this field and that field—these are individual farm management questions. They have been accentuated by the depression. And in the main they have to be dealt with by the individual farmer acting alone.
Miller, Paul L. and Shepherd, Geoffrey
"Cooperation in agriculture, livestock marketing,"
Bulletin: Vol. 26
, Article 1.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/bulletin/vol26/iss306/1