CROPS: Grandiose Scheme

Pharaoh of Egypt thought so highly of Joseph for inventing the ever-normal granary plan of crop control that he freed him from jail, made him governor. Although the scheme worked well enough then, it has taken thousands of years, millions of dollars and Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace to put it on the grand scale. After four years Secretary Wallace finally succeeded in getting Congress to adopt the plan in the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938. Last week his emissary to the International Wheat Conference in London ambitiously proposed putting...

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