HUSBANDRY: Again, Bumper

Disheartening to the Federal Farm Board were figures on the 1931 winter wheat crop, issued last week by the Department of Agriculture. Instead of reduced production, another bumper harvest was in prospect for the kind of wheat that makes up two-thirds of the whole crop. As estimated by Government crop reporters on May 1, winter wheat would produce this year 652,902,000 bu. or 48,000,000 bu. more than last year and 105,000,000 bu. above the five-year average. The condition of the crop was 90% normal, a figure unequalled in a dozen years. Though the...

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