FARMERS: Come & Get It

A Government man got in touch with Farmer Art Wardner of East Grand Forks, Minn, one day last week to buy up Art's big stockpile of 1949 potatoes. It was a cozy ceremony and just crazy enough to point at one of the more fantastic aspects of the U.S. farm program. The Government man agreed to pay Art $2,336 for his 160,000 pounds of spuds at $1.46 a hundredweight. Then, without a single potato changing hands, Art wrote a check for $16. He mailed it to the Government, thus bought back his potatoes for cattle feed at 1¢ a hundredweight.

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