CROPS: Irony

Soon after Henry Wallace tackled the farm problem in 1933 with AAA, the God of Drought came to his aid. Drought as well as subsidy and legal restriction reduced wheat surpluses, corn surpluses, even cotton surpluses. But three years ago Drought began to withdraw its assistance. This year Drought turned its attention (selectively) to the Northeastern States: May was bone dry and July was desert (until rains came last week) and both did plenty of damage to truck and fruit crops. But eastern Drought did not reduce the crops that are Mr....

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