FARMERS: The Wheat Evil

Economic discomfiture for a people is political discomfiture for a government. Spurred on by the agonized cry of the wheat farmers in the West, the Cabinet spent two sessions largely devoted to the question: How can the farmer be satisfied? The President wished an answer. Secretary of Agriculture Wallace prepared a report. And others, outside the Cabinet, visited the White House from time to time to offer suggestions.

The Problem. The U. S. is expected to eat about 584 million bushels of wheat this year. It is expected to...

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