General Crop Report prepared in United States plus shots of corn harvest.
Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
United States of America - corn shortage.
Exterior view of municipal building. Inside we see two policemen standing at a door with a notice on it reading 'General Crop Report - No Admittance Today Until 3 pm - Warning - Anyone Entering This Wing Must Remain Until 3 pm'.
In an office where two girls are working, blinds are lowered and secured. C/U of clock showing 9 am. Men sit around a table working on the corn report. C/U of clock showing a quarter to 3 pm. Norris E Dodd signs the crop report. Copies are put in little booths and reporters stand behind a line until dead on 3 pm when they rush to the reports, read them, make phone calls and send Morse code messages.
General views of the Chicago grain market showing men handling corn in bags.
Shots of corn being harvested in a field. Cobs drop from the machine. Cattle are rounded up - good shot with dust rising over scene.