AGRICULTURE: Bigger Surpluses Ahead

The Agriculture Department last week broke the solid and disturbing news that there are still bigger crop surpluses ahead.

The department forecast that total planted acreage this year will be 339 million, an increase of 8,400,000 acres over 1958, chiefly due to the ending of the soil bank.

Although this will be the third smallest national crop planting, it probably means the biggest output of crops ever.


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