These prices are dropping like crazy for all this wheat I'm growing.
Railroads charge us for lots of money for shipping and storing our crops too.
I know, I'm tired of losing money instead of making it.
What should we do?
Hmmm...I know, we should bring more farmers that feel this way together and form a group!
Yeah, then we can have more control and not be controlled by everyone else. Let's go find some farmers!
We came here to ask, if you would like to join our group called the Populist Party to help us farmers gain more power and more control.
Yeah! We need more money and authority!
The Populist Party also asked for the Free Silver Policy: which meant more money would be available.
In 1877, the Populist Party asked states to prevent railroad and storage companies from charging such high prices and the Supreme Court agreed with the farmers. Which now meant more money for the farmers and more freedom!