Skip to main content
Select Source:

Brannan Plan

BRANNAN PLAN

BRANNAN PLAN, a farm price support plan using direct payments to the farmer under certain conditions as a substitute for other price supports. Among the initiatives of President Harry Truman's Fair Deal, this plan was first proposed by Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan in April 1949. The proposal aroused considerable opposition. Its opponents characterized it as unsound and fantastically expensive. In the 1952 presidential campaign, Republicans argued that the Brannan plan was an example of Democratic profligacy. Supporters of the plan countered that it was a rational approach to income protection for agriculture and a more effective and less costly way than price supports to subsidize the farmer when assistance is needed. Although advocated in Congress a number of times, usually in amended form, the plan was never approved.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Christensen, Reo Millard. The Brannan Plan. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959.

Dean, Virgil W. "Why Not the Brannan Plan?" Agricultural History 70 (Spring 1996).

Thomas RobsonHay/t. m.

See alsoAgriculture ; Fair Deal .

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Brannan Plan." Dictionary of American History. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 May. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Brannan Plan." Dictionary of American History. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 23, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/brannan-plan

"Brannan Plan." Dictionary of American History. . Retrieved May 23, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/brannan-plan

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.

Brannan plan

Brannan plan USA; Plan to increase food production without reducing profitability by paying farmers directly the difference between the market price and the price needed to yield a fair profit. Proposed in 1950 by Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Brannan plan." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 May. 2018 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Brannan plan." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Encyclopedia.com. (May 23, 2018). http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/brannan-plan

"Brannan plan." A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition. . Retrieved May 23, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/education/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/brannan-plan

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.