For the practical farmer, not the dilettante -- this is an Illinois' farm paper's ""direct and unquarrelsome"" analysis of the conflicting considerations in agriculture today. Here are the dangerheads of farming, -- tenancy, which involves loss in futility, insecurity; exhausted soils and declining yields; limited technological aids and solutions; etc. A survey of various farm organizations, the antagonism to unionism, to subsidies; the cooperative and factory-type farm versus the family farm. -- And the solutions in expanded educational opportunity, in relaxation of conflict between farmer and society, in increase of measures to preserve the soil, in dominance of family subsistence farms, in adequate diet standards for all. Experienced rather than experimental theory -- nonpartisan -- succinct.