FARMERS: Prospects

This is the time of year when the financial markets become absorbed in the farmer's problem of planting his new crops. A report of the U. S. Department of Agriculture states that crops will be planted this spring in the following proportions of the 1922 acreage: cotton, 112%; spring wheat, 91.5%; corn, 102.6%; oats, 102.6%; barley, 105.7% ; flax, 189%; potatoes, 90.9%; sweet potatoes, 97.5%; tobacco, 110%.

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