FOOD: Limited Supply

Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson told the U.S. two blunt facts about its 1945 food supply. The facts: 1) the U.S. cannot "feed the world"; 2) what is more, unless there is better growing weather soon in the Midwest, the U.S. may have trouble feeding itself next year.

"Clint" Anderson's fact No. 1 has been apparent for some time. But fact No. 2 did not show up until last week, when the Department of Agriculture's July crop report was ready.

The July report indicated that the harvest of feed grains (corn, oats, grain sorghums) will be...

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