FARMERS: Biography of a Blister

One day last week Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace was at Hyde Park, Undersecretary Rexford Guy Tugwell was in Nebraska and Assistant Secretary Milburn Lincoln Wilson on his way to Europe. In this unusual situation Willis R. Gregg, chief of the U. S. Weather Bureau, became acting head of the Department of Agriculture for a day. It was poetic justice. On occasions when the hand of God is laid heavily upon U. S. agronomy the weather man becomes the controlling influence in U. S. farm policy.

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