Business & Finance: Butcher Boycott

Last August Secretary of Agriculture Wallace, surveying a map of 1,100 counties in 22 states burned crisp by Drought, remarked that a food shortage was not nearly so serious as a feed shortage. Last week the feed shortage had produced what looked very much like a food shortage. To be sure, there was enough wheat for bread, potatoes were plentiful and the fruit and vegetable crops were good. But for the first time in years consumption of beef and pork had practically overtaken supply.

According to Government figures, cattle & calves on the hoof totaled...

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