AGRICULTURE: Forecast: Fair & Wetter

After bitter storm and snow struck much of the drought belt this month, forlorn farmers held out the bright hope that the weather cycle might have turned for good. Last week U.S. Weather Bureau long-range forecasters brightened the hope even more, reported that "recent upper-air circulation patterns are changing . . .the severe drought may not return in the coming growing season." Meaning: bigger crops, happier farmers. Probable consequences: more surpluses and plenty of new headaches for Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson.


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