FOOD: Plow It Under

Up & down the Rio Grande Valley, Texas truck farmers were destroying most of the biggest vegetable crop they had ever raised. The losses were figured in millions.

¶ In Willacy County, Farmer Felix Burns figured he had turned under 5½ million heads of cabbage on the 75 acres he had planted, had lost $3,000.

¶ Farmer Jimmy Wood drove his plow through 200 acres of mustard, spinach, turnips and cabbage.

¶ In Hidalgo County more than half the acres planted to vegetables, including 15,000 acres of cabbage, 6,000 acres of broccoli, were turned under.

¶ In...

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