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HUNGER SOLUTION IS IN DISTRIBUTION

To the editor:

In America today, many go to bed hungry. With a problem like this, we need to find a way to produce food enough to feed everyone.If we changed agricultural priorities to the production of grains, fruits and vegetables instead of meat, we would be able to feed all those hungry mouths. However, the problem is not the lack of food but the distribution of it.

There is an abundance of wheat, corn, oats and rye that is not being used for human consumption, but used to feed cows, hogs and poultry. It is estimated that in the amount of land used to feed three head of cattle, 40,000 pounds of potatoes could be grown each year.

If there were some type of incentive for people with land to grow grains and vegetables instead of raising animals, the hunger problem could be diminished and possibly solved.

Brad Neff

Ephraim