No law of the land, no trust-busting Federal attorney, can interfere when Nature conspires in restraint of trade. In Kansas, No. 1 winter wheat State, the past three months' (September, October, November) "normal" rainfall expectation was 6.09 inches of rainfall; this year, actual rainfall was 1.75 inches. Nebraska, which expects 4.53 inches, got 1.15; Iowa, expecting 7.81 inches, got 2.82. Total U. S. water shortage reached 400,000,000,000 tons, left several States with their next-to-record drought, left Wisconsin with its smallest rainfall on record.

So the crop condition of winter wheat last week was...

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