The U. S. Department of Agriculture reported that its foreign representatives had just "returned from a nation-wide survey of German conditions." This is what they said on the food situation:
That the peasants will not produce more food than they can use or sell, and there is not likely to be any great increase in crop production until conditions of distribution have improved.
That imports have been insufficient to bring the total food supply up to the estimated requirements of the population as a whole.
That the food surplus areas of Germany are in the Eastern...