ECONOMICS: Famine's End?

The sun, the ram and the prices were right. Nourished by all three, the world's grainfields were blooming. Hunger might come again next year, out crop reports indicated that 1946's worst was over.

The U.S. was harvesting the biggest crop in its history. The wheat output was expected to reach 1,132,075,000 bushels, 42 million more than the July 1 estimate, some nine million more than last year's all-time high. Granted a good soaking rain in the corn belt within a fortnight, corn production would also break records; the Department of Agriculture's estimate last week was 3,487,976,000 bushels, some...

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