Business: Farm Business

Last week the Department of Agriculture gave out its final returns on farmers got for their field crops in 1933: 1933 Farm value Increase (millions) 1932 Corn $917 64% Cotton 617 66% Hay 573 12% Wheat 357 50% Potatoes 76% Oats 219 31% Tobacco 180 69% All Field Crops 4,076 42 %, These figures do not include feed crops or live stock, milk, eggs, etc. One reason for the better 1933 prices was that acreage was 9% smaller than in 1932; that average yield per acre was 5 1/2% smaller.

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