' The Place of Agriculture in National Life'
The Rt. Hon. W. S. Morrison ,
M.P., Minister of Agriculture
The Minister of Agriculture will open this new series of autumn talks by emphasising the topicality and importance of the subject. Anthony Hurd , well-known broadcaster on farming topics, will continue by indicating the extent to which agriculture enters into the life of every citizen. It is still true that more people in this country are employed in agriculture than in any other single primary or manufacturing industry. The changing processes of agriculture, and the policies for dealing with the problems of the land, are vital, whether from the point of view of nutrition or from that of pure economics. The question of the country's food supply, for instance, should be of the keenest personal interest to everyone, and not only to those directly connected with farming.
Rt. Hon. W. S.
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