Excerpts from the report Preface: This report gives a broad view of the current situation in agricultural production and the prospects for the 1960's. It discusses such questions as: What is the present production situation? What are the origins of the present situation? What are the production prospects in the decade ahead? What have we tried to do about our production and how well have our actions worked? What alternative courses of action should be considered? In attempting to foresee the farm environment in the next decade, we need first to appraise the current situation in the light of major trends and in terms of its underlying causes. In this report, primary emphasis is on production prospects and programs; available information on the demand phase of the farm problem has been marshalled as a general background against which to examine production changes and prospects. Production is emphasized because, apparently, farm production has outrun the ability of expanding markets to absorb farm products.