National Affairs: Food for the Other Fellows

U.S. truck farmers—and canners—are going to have to break all production records in 1942. Besides feeding itself, the U.S. will have to keep Britain's pantry stocked, and Russia's. The Department of Agriculture gave a rough idea of the gigantic job ahead, by calling for an average 25% increase over 1941. Department heads said that next year's requirements would be at least:

Forty-four million cases of canned tomatoes; 42 million cases of canned peas; 14 million cases of canned snap beans; 25 million cases of canned corn. Probabilities were that figures would be revised upwards...

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