The Agricultural Adjustment Act

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The AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Act) restricted the production of US farmers, and because of this, the US government paid them to reduce the amount of crops they put out. What it was trying to achieve was a lack of crops, so they could then inflate the prices as a way to bring the economy up. AAA controlled the supply of seven "basic crops": corn, wheat, cotton, rice, peanuts, tobacco, and milk. This was one of the sections of the New Deal that FDR was most proud about. It is now considered the first modern US food bill.

In 1936, soon after the bill was passed, it is deemed unconstitutional.