Business & Finance: Agricultural Improvement

The reason for the remarkable cessation of complaint by farmers is due not so much to the fact that Congress is not yet in session, as to a real improvement in agricultural production and prices. Preliminary estimates of the Department of Agriculture indicate that the current crop of corn, potatoes, apples and tobacco is better than the five-year average.

Corn has been especially profitable. Current prices are very high, and the 1923 crop is estimated at 3,029,192,000 bushels—which is 140,000,000 bushels more than the crop of last year. Its quality, owing to frost...

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