ACTS OF 1936

Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act:
This bill was passed in response to the Supreme Court's decision that part of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration was unconstitutional. Specifically, the Court ruled against the Domestic Allotment Plan, which paid farmers a subsidy for curtailing their production. The new act allowed the AAA to pay subsidies to farmers who planted soil-enriching rather than staple crops. This redressed the grievances of tenant farmers and sharecroppers, who had been hurt under the previous system.

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