Science: Virtuous Hay

Last fortnight the Agricultural Adjustment Administration had agreements in its pocket by which 9,000,000 acres of cotton were to be destroyed under the Domestic Allotment Plan. That was accomplished in the face of a tempting boom in cotton prices after patriotic exhortations had been sent out to back up the juicy bait of $100,000,000 in quick cash (TIME, July 24). Last week John Cotton Planter thought of virtue doubly rewarded as commodity prices had a dizzy tumble (see p. 45)—and as rosy talk of salvaging another $100,000,000 came from Mississippi Commissioner of...

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