In five years (the Department of Agriculture
reported last week) U.S. farm and food production had increased 35%.
But the U.S. farm population as of Jan. 1 was 25,190,000; since 1940,
more than 5,000,000 had left the farms for the city or the armed
services. The U.S. farm population was the Iowest it had been in 35
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