Food Administrator’s File

The Food Administrator ( Hoover) to the Food Administration Representative at London ( Sheldon)


The exportable balance of wheat from United States is now only 33,000,000 bushels disregarding conservation and from Canada 100,000,000 bushels. As Allied needs are over 40,000,000 bushels for month it is absolutely imperative that arrangements be made to purchase and load Argentine grain at the earliest possible moment. It seems to me vital that in order for them to purchase Argentine freely and at reasonable prices at the earliest possible moment arrangements should be made to positively limit neutral bunkers to announce this policy. Altogether I suggest you meet with Wheat Executive1 in London and discuss whole matter fully.

  1. See footnote 1, ante, p. 653.