AGRICULTURE: Hopeless Wheat

Fortnight ago, the wheat markets alternately boiled and froze with rumors. The spring wheat crop in a dozen granger States was almost ready to harvest. It was the season of the private guesstimators, who multiply rainfall by wind damage, divide by brigades of bugs, and sometimes pull figures out of the air, vie with each other in predicting the size of the crop. Meanwhile agents of the U. S. Crop Reporting Board were scouting, sampling and interviewing throughout the wheat belt, getting the cold dope from the farms. Last week, behind locked and guarded doors in Washington, the Board added...

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