FARMERS: Fishkill Fizzle

No one could point to any organized sabotage, though the unfounded rumor that the herd had the dreaded Bang's disease looked suspiciously like a dirty Republican trick. But the strong gust of wind that blew the tent down, making it necessary to hold the auction in a crowded, drafty barn, was definitely an act of God. Even so, for a registered herd, the bids were suspiciously low. Jersey cows went at $100, and the owner stomped off in a huff when $10 was bid for a young bull. Squire Henry Morgenthau Jr.'s whole...

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