Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning legislative activities and efforts to enact the Kennedy Administration's legislative program. Items include drafts and press releases of President Kennedy's Special Message to Congress on agriculture, during which he discusses the economic necessity for the country to properly manage its food supply, and explains how recent increases in average farm incomes is partially the result of Congressional and Executive actions concerning cotton, feed grains, and the dairy industry. The President also encourages Congress to support the upcoming wheat referendum, and discusses possible domestic food distribution applications, such as food stamps, rural area development, and the Food for Peace program.