National Affairs: Prime Birds

A good turkey year was 1929 with its mild winter and dry summer. Husbandmen throughout the land raised the largest flock in a decade. Last week as the fowl began to move to market for the Thanksgiving trade, a surplus threatened. Retail prices in New York City, where 12,000,000 Ibs. of turkey will be consumed before Dec. 1, slid down to 50¢ per Ib.—15¢ under last year's price, with poultrymen fearful of further declines before Nov. 28.

At shipping points all over the country, 100 inspectors for the U. S. Department of Agriculture were...

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