FARMERS: No Time To Rejoice

Now comes the satisfying time when earth and farmer should take their ease, when the season's reckonings should be made: the biggest U.S. crops (10% above 1941 yields), the richest marketings ($15 billion). But last week was a time of foreboding.

Claude Wickard sounded an ominous warning. By year's end industry and war may have taken two million more young men from the farms. Next year there will be less labor, less machinery, probably less beneficent weather¬óbut a bigger demand for food. Sooner or later, said the usually optimistic Secretary of Agriculture, legislation...

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