Business & Finance: Corn over Wheat

Corn, a humble U. S. crop that usually stays on the farm to feed hogs, cattle and chickens, had its day last week. What had been expected to be one of the greatest corn yields in history had shriveled under Drought, as of Aug. 1, to 1,439,000.000 bu.

(normal: 2,500,000,000), smallest since 1881. Buyers scouring the country for corn were finding that farmers were not selling, needed far more feed than they had grown. Husking bees had been postponed for want of ears to husk. And in the Chicago grain pit, traders suddenly realized...

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