National Affairs: Dead Cinch

The Department of Agriculture had good news for Europe. To the surprise of some grain experts, the department reported last week that the U.S. had a record 795 million bushels of wheat on hand as of January 1. Thus, said the department, it was "a dead cinch" that the U.S. could meet its goal of exporting at least 450 million bushels during the crop year ending July 1. With 260 million bushels already shipped, the U.S. had only 190 million bushels to go.

This would still leave the U.S. with plenty of wheat for its...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!