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Celebrating History: Government offers aid to farmers


August 17, 2018

By Emily Mayer

The issue getting the most press in the Aug. 17, 1918 edition of The Havre Plaindealer was the aid to farmers from the federal government. The rules of how to secure the aid were listed, that efforts were being made to hasten the speed of getting the seed grains to farmers, praise from the editor of the Plaindealer for the aid program, and a form for farmers to fill out to receive the aid. Of course, the operative word here is “aid,” which was in the form of a loan to farmers. For regular readers, please keep this in mind as time progresses.

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