FOOD: Too Much Wheat

The land was good, the planning bad, the result fantastic. The harvest season found the U.S. with too much wheat, millions on millions of bushels too much—so much that the Midwest had to store it in boarded-up schoolhouses, hotels, garages.

Last week the amazingly efficient harvester-thresher machines were moving north, from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, adding more grain to the glut. The year's crop was expected to hit 900,000,000 bushels. Grain men figured that this, plus the 630,000,000 bushels carried over from last year, would be enough to supply the whole U.S. for two years, without putting another seed in the...

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