Business & Finance: Father of Pig Waters

Desiring to raise farm income by reducing the pig population of the U. S. (TIME, Aug. 28), the Farm Administration announced a month ago that it would buy 4, 000,000 young pigs and 1,000,000 farrowing sows at a premium ($9.50 per 100 lb. for 25-pounders down to $6 on 100-pounders, and $4 a head flat on farrowing sows). Farmers expecting better hog prices next year cannily held back their farrowing sows, sold the Government only 200,000 up to last week. But so eager were farmers to be rid of young hogs that shipments poured in. With over 3,000,000 already received the...

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