National Affairs: Industrial Uses

From $6,554,600,000 appropriated for agriculture since 1933, Congress has got precious little pork. This year, however, Secretary Henry Agard Wallace has had some pork to cut—$4,000,000 for four laboratories to study new outlets for U. S. crops. Last week, after weeding through more than 200 applications and bruising susceptible Congressional feelings, Secretary Wallace located the laboratories, one in each major U. S. crop region: Northern (corn, wheat, agricultural wastes) at Peoria, Ill.; Southern (cotton, sweet potatoes, peanuts) at New Orleans; Eastern (tobacco, milk products, apples, potatoes, vegetables) near Philadelphia; Western (wheat,...

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