Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) | Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska--Lincoln Libraries
Name: Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE)
Historical Note: Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE) began in Sidney, Nebraska in December, 1976, when several farm wives were discussing low prices and other problems in the agricultural economy. Within a few months the group had organized, established chapters in neighboring states and in spring, 1977, sent its first delegation to lobby in Washington, D.C. This is a grass-roots, non-political lobbying group. Among the issues WIFE has addressed are parity, freight rates, state and national farm legislation, loan rates, and inheritance laws. The organization's goal is to call attention to agricultural conditions, educate consumers and work for better farm product prices. The records of Wife reflect the farm crisis of the 1970s and '80s.