The eyes of the world are turned toward the American farmer as the individual to whom they must look for the production of a plentiful supply of food for our fighting forces, our Allies and for the hungry millions as they are liberated from Nazi rule and devastation. Grasshoppers have done much to defeat the Great Plains farmers in their effort to produce this food. In the central part of our State many fields of corn, badly needed for feed, were planted during the past year from which not one bushel of grain was harvested. Numerous fields of flax, very important as an oil crop, remained uncut. Many fields of small grain, also badly needed for feed and the manufacture of food products, had the yield per acre very seriously reduced. This damage was done by grasshoppers and under moisture conditions which otherwise could have permitted a good harvest.
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