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40 years ago: Fertilizer supplies inadequate this spring, farmers say

March 15, 2014

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 15, 1974:

  • The outlook was bleak for area farmers looking for adequate fertilizer supplies for spring planting. Suppliers surveyed today by the Journal-World said supplies were far below demand and stockpiles were almost nonexistent. The shortages, which had begun to develop the previous fall, were caused by more overseas sales by U.S. firms and by shortages of materials used to manufacture fertilizer. Mild winter weather, more cultivated acreage, and threats of shortages had increased demand this year, suppliers said.
  • President Nixon said today his resignation would destroy the presidency and vowed he would not do it. "The resignation of this President on charges of which he is not guilty ... would forever change our form of government," he told a Chicago audience today in a question-and-answer session. "I will not be a party to the destruction of the presidency of the United States."

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