Agricultural Adjustment Act

The AAA

It's purpose

Restored agricultural prosperity by curtailing farm production, reducing export surpluses and raising prices. It was to help farmers by reducing production of staple crops, thus raising farm prices and encouraging more diversified farming.

Facts


  • It was a recovery program.
  • It was led by George N. Peek.
  • It was active during May,1933 to 1945.
  • Was passed 2 years after the soil conservation concept was noticed.
  • Was created by Congress, passed because farmers were in serious financial difficulties, and to help farmers who's land was destroyed by the dust bowl.


People it helped/not help

It didn't help the people who weren't in agriculture, but it didn't help farmers a whole lot either.

How successful was the AAA?

It increased the pay to farmers, and gave then a better deal of land, but despite that, the act made the production of crops go down, and farmers didn't make a lot of money.