FOOD: Keep 'Em Plowing

The War Food Administration last week hedged against a long war and bad weather.

Farmers were told that the crop goal next year will be 364 million acres, four million acres more than farmers planted this year for the greatest harvest on record.

Six weeks ago farmers were thoroughly alarmed by a dark prediction: since the war was nearly over, the U.S. would be stuck with stockpiles of food that would glut the markets and scuttle prices. Last week WFA decided that this prospect had faded. If the European war runs through the winter, stockpiles of wheat, corn, etc. will soon...

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