Quote – Gerald Ford’s Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz. The New York Times

In California, Mexican farm workers are no longer allowed to use the short-handled hoe they have used for generations; now they are required to use long-handled American type hoes. . . .This is not because the workers or the farmers want to change: but apparently because the city people, driving by, feel more comfortable watching the workers use the kind of hoes that look good through car windows.

Gerald Ford’s Secretary of Agriculture, Earl Butz, denounces the ban on short handled hoes. From the New York Times article "People and Business: Butz Assails Curbs on Farming", by Alexander Hammer.

Thursday, March 18, 1976