"Most of them went [into the program]. There was just a few that wouldn't have anything to do with it. But, the majority of people, they all went into the program… There's a few that said, 'The government isn't going to tell me what to do.' There was a few of them. Now, I don't think there was too many. They didn't want the government to tell them what to do. That's the whole story. You had to abide by their rules. If you had to leave 10 acres out, they came out and measured it, and checked it, and checked you out."

LeRoy Hankel – Participating in the AAA

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Other Excerpts from LeRoy Hankel's Interview:

Starting the Tractor
Rubber Tractor Tires
Horses to Tractors
Buying Equipment
Stock Market Crash
Falling Prices
Selling Hogs
Living on a Dollar a Day
Affording the Light Bill
Dust and Rain
The Power of the Wind
Drought in the 30s
Decline in Farms