Although many a commodity has rallied from its low, last week the
principal foodstuffs were still, in Manhattan at least, "dirt cheap."
At last week's prices, corn, wheat and rye were respectively .018¢,
.016¢ and .01¢ a pound. In Manhattan good topsoil sells at $3 for a
200-lb. barrel, or .015¢ per lb.
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