Episode 91: American Farmers and the Wartime Economy


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No one on the American home front benefited more from the wartime economy than the farmer. Total farm income increased 250 percent, despite the loss of some 800,000 workers. The Lend-Lease Act sent great quantities of food overseas, and the government subsidy Parity brought agricultural prices into balance with industrial prices. These factors helped account for the farming boom.

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