The Food Crisis And Americanism

Paperback | May 16, 2012

byWilliam Stull

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: ...Incidentally, this method would interfere with the cornering of the cereal market and the wholesale exploitation of food stuffs. Conjectures by the Department of Agriculture have been very expensive. In the past, false or erroneous reports in regard to crop conditions and yields have induced the farmers to hurry their grain to market, only to find that a little later, when the bulk of the crops was in the central elevators, the reports were misleading and prices advanced. A recent report of the Federal Trade Commission throws light upon the ignorance, injustice or indifference of Congressmen concerning the American farmer or farming interests. In a dispatch to the Omaha World-Herald dated Washington, June 29, 1918, the commission is quoted as saying in substance: That the profits on milling increased from 12 per cent. for the four years ending June 30, 1916, to nearly 38 per cent. for the year ending June 30, 1917; and then in quotation, presumably from the commission's report, said, "These profits "--it is stated--" are indefensible, considering that an average profit of one mill for six months of the year showed as high as $2 a barrel." If these things be true, it is evident that the profiteers were appropriating to themselves all and more than would have gone to the farmers under the Gore Amendment. The farmers fail to see how the taking of money out of their own pockets and putting it into the pockets of the profiteers savors of patriotism. Possibly these Congressmen can explain. As the Gore Amendment was before House and Senate for several months, its passage vigorously contested by these statesmen, and "these indefensible conditions" in the milling business, according to the Federal Trade Commission, continued for at leas...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: ...Incidentally, this method would interfere with the cornering of the cereal market and the wholesale exploitation of food stuffs....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021795135X

ISBN - 13:9780217951357

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