Food Administrator’s File

The Special Representative of the Food Administration ( Taylor) to the Food Administrator ( Hoover)


… Policy established and accepted that exportable North American wheat is limited to 132,000,000 bushels. Allies would prefer to have this all within three months. Expect to import 2,000,000 tons each Argentine and India. In the event of hiatus prior to Argentine deliveries would it be possible to borrow from United States 1,000,000 tons wheat and replace later from the Argentine Republic? Attempting to increase use of oatmeal. Wire definite figure on exportable surplus of rye and barley fit for human consumption. …