AGRICULTURE: Support for the World?

To ease the tremendous strain of food demands on the U.S., Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson last week came up with an idea: foreign countries should place their food orders well before crops are planted so that production rather than prices will be stimulated. And the U.S., in turn, should place its orders for food in foreign countries in advance of planting time.

At first hearing, this sounded plausible and easy to do. But it was only the semantic sugar on the pill of Anderson's program for "spreading the risk of world recovery." The pill was disclosed a few days...

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