Even then, ready with a Crisis & a Solution from Uncle Sam and the Federal Reserve -- "If you buy seed, insist on a statement showing county and state where grown, and percentage of germination -- Unless small supplies can be collected from numerous farmers, many counties in the Northwest will have nothing to plant in the Spring. Report any surplus to your bank, which will arrange for its sale at a good price or write to the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF MINNEAPOLIS".
I love the smell of Synthetic Rubber in the morning...it smells like Victory! ~ "You're holding up a million dollar bomber .. try synthetic rubber ... Today, Chemigum production is being vastly multiplied to supply military needs - but the day is not too far off when there will be a surplus to give you tires and other 'rubber' necessities ..." ~ WWII era ad for Good Year Chemigum, 1942.
Original WW2 Poster: Carrots were in plentiful supply and were widely-utilised as a substitute for scarce foodstuffs and people eagerly took to them, believing they would help them see more clearly in a blackout. The ruse not only reduced the surplus vegetables but also helped to mask the chief reason for the RAF’s success - the increasing power of radar and the secret introduction of the Airborne Interception.