Food for War and Peace

Wickard, Claude R.
December 1941
New Republic;12/15/41, Vol. 105 Issue 24, p818
Focuses on the conditions of American agriculture industry in the wake of the Second World War. Adverse effect of the First World War on the American economy; Change in the condition of the American agriculture during the Second World War; Campaign to increase both pork production and dairy and poultry products; Dependence of the British on the U.S. for food; Report that as soon as the lease-lend bill became law, the U.S. began shipping to Great Britain pork, cheese, eggs and tobacco; Reasons for the increased tonnage of agricultural commodities to Great Britain; Information on the shortage of food in Great Britain and the world; Report that German dictator Adolf Hitler's dream of consolidating his gains will be futile so long as he can't feed the conquered peoples; Difficulties to be faced by U.S. farmers in meeting production requirements for 1942; View of the American public about farmers to have reasonable prices and protection after the crisis is over; Report that the food that Americans are producing will be needed and badly, when the war is over.


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