HUSBANDRY: 8½¢ Cotton

For Soviet Russia the conservative, cotton-growing South has no love, is glad the State Department accords it no recognition. Yet last week most Southern cotton planters wished the U. S. and U. S. S. R. were on better diplomatic and commercial terms. Amtorg Trading Corp., the Soviet's commercial agent in the U. S., offered to buy 250,000 of the Federal Farm Board's 1,300.000 bales of cotton. Though such a sale would greatly relieve the Board, possibly up prices, the Amtorg offer was rejected chiefly because the U. S. Government cannot do business...

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