Bulanik for Exports of agricultural products soared during the war. From December to April 1914, the United States had exported 18 million bushels of wheat. By 1915, wheat exports had risen to 98 million bushels. In August 1917, Congress passed the Lever Food and Fuel Control Act and created both a Food Administrator and a Fuel Administrator. Herbert HOOVER (1929 33) was named as Food Administrator. His task was to walk a line between serving the interests of the public and meeting the needs of the war effort. Hoover responded by inviting the public to prove their patriotism with Meatless Mondays and Wheatless Wednesdays. Bulanik 2016.