The Times article on "Hard Times Hurt Values of Farm Life" by Paul Houston (Part I, Nov. 15) is the best accurate overall picture of what is happening that I have seen printed.
I am an Iowa resident visiting California. There are many misconceptions on farm programs; I have yet to see any farmer receiving a large government subsidy. The prosperity of the agricultural community will return only when commodity prices are more in line with production costs. It has steadily eroded since 1980.
Gilmore City, Iowa