|The President today announced a program to help correct one of the most flagrant maladjustments of American economic well-being. Through his action much of the oversupply of important foodstuffs and staples will be placed in the hands of the destitute unemployed who are living on the short shrift of public unemployment relief.
Following conferences with Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace, George N. Peek, Agricultural Adjustment Administrator, and Harry L. Hopkins, Federal Emergency Relief Administrator, the President announced that the Agricultural Adjustment Administration is preparing to make further purchases of surpluses for distribution by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration to the unemployed in the various States.
The announcement followed the recent allocation by Mr. Hopkins of 100,000,000 pounds of cured pork which had been processed recently from millions of hogs purchased from surpluses by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. The meat will go to the ...read full document