U.S. At War: Power Over Food

When Agriculture Secretary Claude Wickard got his new powers over food last week, he was traveling up & down the country trying to whip up enthusiasm for his 1943 production goals* without much success. Barring a miracle, Claude Wickard's fellow farmers (he raises corn and hogs in Indiana) did not see how they could keep production steady, much less increase it.

Armed with his new Presidential order, patient, stubborn Claude Wickard can now offer them more help than he could promise last week. Food controls which have been scattered through eleven Washington...

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