Because the Agricultural Adjustment Administration aimed at raising prices for crops and other farming goods, this made the prices go up so they would gain more money for each item sold. Even though American citizens were paying more for their goods, the government was able to recover more money than it usually would. This proved more effective for oversea trading as well as trading with mexico and to other smaller countries that could not grow things like corn and potatoes. Beef and goods that came from beef like leather were also traded with a larger price, bringing in more revenue. These methods were no longer needed once the depression was stopped however. Farmers were pleased with the act because of the money they would receive and the more profit they would rake in at the end of the harvest.