U.S. At War: The Lost 47,000,000 Acres

The man who helped feed 300,000,000 people in and after World War I bluntly told the U.S. this week that it is failing miserably in its upcoming job of feeding 400,000,000.

Said earnest, foodwise Herbert Hoover, to the Farm Bureau Federation in Manhattan: "If the war in Europe should come to an end within the next twelve months we should have no consequential food supplies with which to meet three or four hundred millions of starving people."

He fixed as the great, underlying fault in U.S. food management: from 1932 to 1939, the acreage...

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