A young man named Francis R. Wilcox last week sailed from Manhattan for Europe to do something about the prime paradox of U. S. farming—that farmers are poor because they produce so much. Vice President of Federal Surplus Commodities Corp., Francis Wilcox is one of Secretary of Agriculture Henry Agard Wallace's export experts.

His mission was to find a market abroad for excess citrus fruits and other crops, particularly wheat (of which the Government announced it would sell 100,000,000 bushels abroad by July, has thus far succeeded in selling only 39,000,000). Few people...

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