FARMS: Questions & Answers

Des Moines, surrounded by Iowa's fabulous black loam, is in the heart of U.S. farm country. There last week Elder Statesman Herbert Hoover, talking to the nation and twelve members of the Midwest Governors' Conference, got quickly to the heart of the U.S. farm problem.

Said Herbert Hoover: "Of the different sectors of the home front, food is the greatest. It stands next to the military effort in importance. . . . Agriculture must rank with munitions. . . .

"[Yet] there are symptoms of a dangerously degenerating agriculture that must be stopped. . . . We have today at work in...

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