AGRICULTURE: Plan for Abundance

While President Truman was trying to cope with the food shortage at hand (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), the Department of Agriculture planted the seed of a program to handle the abundance to come. Before a joint meeting of the House and Senate agricultural committees last week, Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson presented the department's program to support farm prices after the wartime agricultural price-support law expires at the end of next year.

As such, the presentation of a new parity program now was obvious politicking; no one thought there would be sizable surpluses for years. On the other hand, few thought...

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