AGRICULTURE: Eggs Without Ham

Of all the anomalies which Congress created last week when it approved higher crop loans, greatest was the fact that it in effect legislated ham right off many a U.S. breakfast table. The hog has long been the piéce de résistance of the poor man's diet. It is one of the major food products that England needs from the U.S. now. Yet last week Congress ruled that the nation should cut down on pork.

In the farm belt pork is known as corn-on-the-hoof. Until it is turned into meat, corn has no great commercial value as human food. Out of about...

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