They are producing more wheat every year. They export about 127,000,000 bushels of wheat. But what could they do? I find that only about 50 per cent of the tillable land of the United States is cultivated and under wheat. I find further that the United States is only producing about 13 bushels of wheat to the acre, while Great Britain is producing 33 bushels. If you work that out you will find that the United States with a proper system of farming by tilling their land, by intensive farming will be able to export not 127,000,000 bush-eis but over 700,000,000 bushels. That does not look very much as if the United States would soon have to be an importer of wheat for their own consumption. The increase in production in the United States in the 10 years has been 214,000,000 bushels of wheat.
The supporters of this pact make use of the cry that they are opening up a market of 90,000,000 people to our producers. What is the use of a market of 90,000,000 if that
90.000. 000 produce everything you produce in very much larger quantities? If these
90.000. 000 did not produce sufficient quantities of wheat, butter, hogs, oats, cheese, for their own consumption then certainly you would be opening a market, but when, as is absolutely undeniable, the
90.000. 000 have a surplus for export of every one of these products, it is at once seen that the market is of comparatively little value. Many people have been led away by this